Scheer lashes out at Trudeau as Butts joins Liberal Party’s election campaign

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PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts will reportedly be playing a key role in the Liberal Party’s election campaign.

That has sparked an all-out attack on Trudeau by Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party Leader.

Scheer lashed out at Trudeau, saying: “Justin Trudeau is once again displaying his terrible judgment by welcoming back into the Liberal fold his right-hand man, who was one of the key players in SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.

“This is outrageous and shows a shocking lack of respect for the integrity of our democratic institutions.

“While all of the main players in the SNC-Lavalin scandal are either working in Trudeau’s office or on his re-election, [former Trudeau cabinet ministers] Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott were kicked out of the Liberal caucus for speaking truth to power.

“In other words, the only people who told Canadians the truth about Trudeau’s corruption have been purged from the Liberal party, while those who helped him cover it up have been rewarded.

“Trudeau promised accountability and transparency. He promised to do politics differently. Clearly, he is not as advertised. Canada’s Conservatives will hold him to account on behalf of Canadians in the week ahead.”