December 20, 2017 5:49pmET
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the media this afternoon on Parliament Hill — with opposition leaders quick to follow — after the federal ethics commissioner ruled his vacationing with the Aga Khan violated four sections of the Conflict of Interest Act.
Tonight on #PrimeTimePolitics 5pm ET/2pm PT: PM Justin Trudeau reacts to ethics commissioner’s findings that he violated several conflict of interest rules with his vacation on a private island owned by the Aga Khan. @AndrewScheer @theJagmeetSingh respond. pic.twitter.com/zfQzP8TJd2
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) December 20, 2017
“I take full responsibility for it,” Trudeau said. “We need to make sure that the office of the prime minister is without reproach and in the future, including on family friends and personal family trips, we will be proactively working with the office of the commissioner to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, no appearance of conflict of interest.”
Watch Trudeau’s full news conference:
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also reacted:
Read the full report by Mary Dawson, the federal conflict of interest and ethics commissioner: