Canadian News Aug 18, 2020 5:11 PM EST

HYPOCRISY: Unearthed tweet against prorogation shows Trudeau double-standard

The Trudeau government's decision to prorogue parliament in the middle of the WE scandal has raised some eyebrows.

HYPOCRISY: Unearthed tweet against prorogation shows Trudeau double-standard
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC
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The Trudeau government's decision to prorogue parliament in the middle of the WE scandal has raised some eyebrows due to the prime minister's perceived hypocrisy on the issue.

In 2015, when Trudeau was campaigning to become prime minister, he pledged "not [to] resort to legislative tricks to avoid scrutiny." The manifesto continues, saying "Stephen Harper used prorogation to avoid difficult political circumstances."

"We will not," concludes the manifesto sternly. As of Tuesday, they very much have.

Never missing an opportunity to present himself as virtuous, Justin Trudeau in 2010 said that he was "marching against prorogation in Montreal."

"You know it's a good day when even the Communist Party comes out for democracy," added the soon-to-be Liberal leader petulantly.

It has been a rather chaotic 24-hours for Justin Trudeau. On Monday, the prime minister's finance minister resigned–officially saying he wanted to run for a position in Paris.

This, however, seems unlikely. The former finance minister had been embroiled in the WE scandal; if he were to resign over this, it would also set a precedent for the prime minister to follow suit.

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