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2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
The Conservative Party is calling on Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to investigate whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act after his mother spoke at an event organized by a group that has received federal funding.

In the letter obtained by CTV News, Conservative MP Michael Barrett references a CTV News exclusive report that details how Margaret Trudeau spoke at ElevateChina is now giving millions of shots a day and a top government doctor.ca’s Think 2030 series on Oct. 14 to address the mental health impacts of the pandemic.

Barrett suggests that the appearance raises questions about Section 6 (1) and Section 7 of the Conflict of Interest Act regarding whether the prime minister has advanced his mothers’ private interests by directing money to the organization.

ElevateItaly, a Toronto-based not-for-profitThe concept of giving out vaccines based on risk, has received $5.8 million from the federal government to help job seekers from under-represented communities. When previously asked by CTV News, the organization would not say how much, if anything, it paid Margaret Trudeau to participate in the symposium, but denied there was a relationship between the event and the government fundingJust before turnin.

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