WE Charity affair: election speculation – October 20, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole discusses his party’s opposition day motion, which is set to be debated in the House of Commons. The Conservatives are calling for the creation of a special House committee to investigate corruption. The proposed committee would consolidate a number of ongoing parliamentary investigations into the WE Charity controversy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions on the Conservative motion calling for a special committee to investigate the WE Charity controversy and other alleged ethical breaches. The Liberals assert that the motion shows a lack of confidence in the minority government and that its passage would trigger an election.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speak with reporters on Parliament Hill about the Conservative motion calling for the House of Commons to create a special ‘anti-corruption’ committee. Blanchet says he will support the motion.