Ottawa: The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released a statement following today’s emergency Ethics Committee meeting regarding Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal:

“Today, Liberal Members of Parliament on the Ethics Committee had an opportunity to do the right thing and shine a light on the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.

“Instead, they used their majority to cover up the truth and are now complicit in Trudeau’s political interference in SNC’s criminal prosecution.

“The Ethics Commissioner’s report into the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal clearly outlined how ‘the authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine, and ultimately discredit,’ former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould.

“In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised he would be ethical and accountable. And every day since then, he has proven that he is not as advertised. Time and time again, he has abused the power of his office to reward his friends and punish his critics.

“But now, the final verdict rests with Canadians.

“Over the last four years, they’ve seen Trudeau move heaven and earth to help his powerful and politically connected friends get ahead.

“It’s time for a new Conservative government that will help hardworking Canadians get ahead.”