Elder Patriot -The source for this report is the Post Millennial.
According to a website called Media Bias/Fact Check, that purports to be “the most comprehensive media bias resource,” the Post Millennial uses “sources that are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation.”
MB/FC also credits the Post Millennial’s factual reporting as HIGH.
For those reasons we will print this account.
During question period earlier today, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asked Justin Trudeau to comment on a $30,000 payment to acquire “Canadian prostitutes” for Muammar Gaddafi’s son by SNC-Lavalin.
In question period, @JustinTrudeau just said he was defending Canadian jobs when asked by @MichelleRempel about the $30K #SNCLavalin spent on prostitutes for Gaddafi's son. HUH?
"This is the so-called victimless crime that our 'woke' feminist PM is moving mountains to cover up" pic.twitter.com/qsdlV1r33g
— Cosmin Dzsurdzsa (@cosminDZS) February 27, 2019
“This is what SNC-Lavalin’s intervention looked like, $30,000 worth of Canadian prostitutes given to Muammar Gaddafi’s son. This is the so-called victimless crime that our ‘woke’ feminist prime minister is moving mountains to cover up,” said Rempel. “When did the prime minister learn that SNC paid for prostitutes for Muammar Gaddafi’s son?”
The Post Millennial drew their facts from La Presse, a French language paper. We used Google translator to convert the story into English
While La Presse’s account does not mention Trudeau by name it is clear that $30,000 Canadian had been spent on “sexual services:”
BBC News reported that the money was spent by engineering giant SNC-Lavalin but that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got swept up in the corruption case when tried to shield one of Canada’s biggest firms from corruption charges.
According to the BBC report:
In explosive testimony, ex-Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she faced “sustained” pressure to abandon prosecution of the Quebec-based firm.
Ms Wilson-Raybould told the justice committee on Wednesday she had faced attempts at interference and “veiled threats” from top government officials seeking a legal favour for the Montreal construction firm.
The former justice minister and attorney general said she and her staff endured four months – between last September and December – of a “sustained” and “inappropriate effort” to push for a possible deferred prosecution agreement for the construction company.
That agreement would have allowed the firm to avoid a criminal trial and instead agree to alternative terms or conditions, like penalties or enhanced compliance measures.
Ms Wilson-Raybould said that while some discussions about the ramifications of the decision were normal, the pressure went well beyond what was appropriate given her role as attorney general.
In Canada, an attorney general is supposed to act independently with respect of his or her prosecutorial function and decisions are not supposed to be politically motivated.
Ms Wilson-Raybould said that in various meetings, Mr Trudeau and senior staff repeatedly raised concerns about the possibility of job losses and potential political ramifications of a trial.
She said she had made clear she was not prepared to help the company avoid a trial and that she believes it was why she was demoted in a Cabinet shuffle in January, which Mr Trudeau denies.
If you’re wondering how Prime Minister Trudeau defended his actions:
He [Trudeau] says that any advocacy for SNC-Lavalin was done in the interest of protecting Canadian jobs that no lines were crossed.
We’ll wait for the court to rule on that.