A few months ago, Canada 2020 received a sketchy donation from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
A federal agency gave $20K to an organization founded by one of Justin Trudeau’s long time friends, Tom Pitfield, who just happens to be the husband of the President of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Add to this that his company, Data Sciences, provides “digital engagement” for Liberal Party voter contacts.
And now I have documents that show why Canadians should be questioning this funding.
Internal emails between bureaucrats reveal that Canada 2020 is clearly approaching various government departments seeking taxpayer money to run events.
In fact, bureaucrats in the Privy Council Office even suggest getting in touch with both the Environment and Climate Change and Infrastructure departments because Ministers Catherine McKenna and Amarjeet Sohi have spoken at Canada 2020 events in the past!
This all just seems so cozy.
We know MPs, Ministers and even the Prime Minister, have hosted or spoken at events for Canada 2020.
We know that federal agencies have donated to Canada 2020. And now we know that they’re asking for more taxpayer money.
But how much?
This is taxpayer money that could be helping advance the Liberal Party so this is a fair question that taxpayers deserve to have answered.