Howard Levitt: If Trudeau and Morneau were running a corporation, conflicts of interest in WE case would have led to their dismissal
|National Post 31 Jul 2020 at 14:53|
Like deers caught in the headlights, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his hapless finance minister Bill Morneau have attempted to deflect the blame for the WE Charity scandal to their senior civil service. Most pundits derisively scoffed at that effort. But, just maybe, they have a point.
When any major public deal is done, it’s the job of the civil service to vet it and conduct due diligence to ensure that the government provides contracts to entities which are stable, solid and scandal free. It’s akin to conducting due diligence when purchasing a business.