WATCH: How Trudeau shut down the WE scandal investigation
With a 'controversy' of this magnitude, Trudeau was forced to use every tool in his arsenal to weasel his way out of a career-ending scandal.
"They've given a speech on the cartoon character Polkaroo. Imagine your a small business owner and you turn on the television to find out what the finance committee is doing to save your business, and you see a Liberal MP giving an extensive speech on the cartoon character Polkaroo."
The motion for a special committee on anti-corruption was voted down today, to a final vote of 181 against, and 143 in favour.
The Bloc Quebecois has already announced that they will vote in favour of establishing an anticorruption committee, while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is yet to make a final decision on the matter.
The cancellation comes one day after Liberal MPs filibustered the Finance Committee hearings for over 11 hours
"WE closure changes nothing," said the Carleton MP. "Finance Committee will resume investigations once Parliament opens. You can run but you can't hide."