Former ambassador to U.S. broke conflict-of-interest rules, ethics watchdog says
|globalnews.ca 16 Sep 2020 at 15:41|
David MacNaughton was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s point man in Washington for three-and-a-half years before he left one year ago.
After leaving office, he arranged multiple meetings over March, April and May of this year between senior government officials, ministers and Palantir Technologies Canada.
Among those in the meetings were Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Industry Minister Navdeep Bains and chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance.
Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says none of those officials can contact MacNaughton for a period of one year as a result of improper lobbying.