Federal laws set out strict rules for the interaction of public office holders, like the prime minister, and lobbyists. “Those are black-and-white rules.”The National Post has asked the PMO several times to explain how the Trudeaus travelled from Nassau to Bell Island but, so far, there has been no response. There is no landing strip on the Aga Khan’s island for a plane through there is one at smaller island a few kilometres to the south of Bell Island. Others — parliamentarians and experts in the field of parliamentary ethics and conflicts of interest — are surprised at the sloppy way Trudeau’s office handled the trip to Bell Island. “Being offered a private vacation on someone’s private island is not something that happens all the time,” Scheer said Wednesday in a telephone interview from Regina.
Source: National Post January 12, 2017 03:05 UTC