Conservative Leader on Broadcasting Bill, WE Charity Reports – May 13, 2021

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Conservative Leader on Broadcasting Bill, WE Charity Reports – May 13, 2021

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a news conference in Ottawa, where he calls on the federal government to withdraw its broadcasting bill (C-10) over concerns it infringes free speech rights of social media users. He also faces questions on the federal ethics commissioner’s reports on the WE Charity controversy. Commissioner Mario Dion has cleared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of wrongdoing over the decision to give WE Charity a now-cancelled contract to administer a $900-million federal grants program for student volunteers. But the report concludes that former finance minister Bill Morneau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by not recusing himself from cabinet deliberations on the contract, given his relationship with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger. O’Toole says a Conservative government would introduce an anti-corruption legislation to restore Canadians’ trust in governmental institutions. The Conservative leader also faces questions on the Quebec’s government Bill 96 to recognize French as the official and common language in Quebec. (no interpretation)