The federal Liberals have been questioned about shady fundraising practices ever since they came into power, which is remarkable considering they were only sworn into office in early November. But by early December, there were already several questions about their fundraising techniques.
There were practices that many, including the Ethics Commissioner, expressed concerns about even shutting down at least one of these fundraisers.
I’ve previously reported on the Justice Minister attending a $500/person cocktail fundraiser. Unbelievable. The Justice Minister being feted at a swanky soiree with some of the most influential lawyers on Bay Street and she and the Liberals didn’t have enough sense to know how bad the optics would be?
When Minister Raybould-Wilson was questioned about this, she raised the race and gender card.
And now, as the Liberals continue to try to avoid answering questions about this, Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef rose in the house to raise the issue of race and gender again, suggesting the only reason the Justice Minister is facing scrutiny is because she’s an indigenous woman, adding that it isn’t “helping Canadian democracy.”
No one is questioning whether Raybould-Wilson is qualified to be the Justice Minister because she’s a woman or because she’s aboriginal. The only reason she and now Minister Monsef are playing the race and gender card is to deflect from the fact that yet again, the Liberals have shown their bad judgment and lack of regard for ethics when it comes to fundraising.