Are Justin Trudeau, the Liberals and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation involved in a pay for play scheme similar to what led the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation?
In Hillary’s case, there were allegations that foreign governments were buying influence with her and the US state department via massive donations to the Clinton Foundation.
So what should we make of news this week that Justin and the Liberals hosted a fancy fundraiser with Chinese billionaires and communist party officials and that a $1M donation was made to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation from a senior advisor of the communist Chinese government?
Mr Zhang Bin made the donation and was one of at least three Chinese officials in attendance. Bin’s task is to build China’s influence around the world and his work is overseen directly by Beijing.
In addition to the pay for play aspect, watch as I explain why this is becoming a sovereignty issue as we see the outflow of Chinese capital allowing Chinese state influence to grow around the globe.
Despite tremendous economic growth, China is still one of the worst human rights abusers in the world and still a communist country that denies many basic freedoms.
We tend to convince ourselves that economic ties with China justify turning a blind eye to these issues and even Stephen Harper, after a good start standing up to China, backed down in the face of economic benefits.
Donald Trump’s win should mark the perfect opportunity for Canada to side with the US in what will likely be a shift in their policy towards China.
But alas it appears that just like his father, Justin is willing to diverge with US foreign policy and history is repeating itself as Canada again cozies up to the Liberal party’s favourite communists in Cuba and China.
Its 2016 and red is in vogue once more.