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Trudeau government apologizes after hiding $183,000 in environmental contracts

The Trudeau government has been forced to apologize after attempting to to hide nearly $200,000 that they gave to an environmental group.
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC

The Trudeau government has been forced to apologize after attempting to to hide nearly $200,000 that they gave to an environmental group, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

The Liberal’s Natural Resource Minister Seamus O’Regan had to tell the public that he was “deeply sorry” after a Conservative MP discovered the supposed cover-up.

The Trudeau government paid the Pembina Institute $182,958 in contracts and $1.7 million in grants between 2017-19.

O’Regan now has some egg on his shirt after previously saying that they paid the Pembina Institute nothing, suggesting that the government did “not [grant] any contracts to the Pembina Institute.”

Before all this was revealed, Liberal MPs called the accusation baseless. Soon after this, however, O’Regan had to admit that the government had made an error in not publishing this money.

In a statement, Minister O’Regan said that he was “discussing the matter with my department officials to ensure this does not happen again … I know now that a mistake was made and this information was false. I am very sorry for that. I am deeply sorry.”

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