It's been a rough week in the House of Commons for Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
Some background: Before Morneau announced a corporate tax hike in December 2015 – one that would cause the stock market to drop, as well as the stocks' value — someone dumped 680,000 Morneau Shepell shares totalling $10 million, on or around November 30, 2015.
This means whoever sold those shares earned an extra half a million dollars because, as a result of the tax change announcement, just days later, Morneau Shepell shares dropped 5 per cent.
According to journalist Jon Iveson, Bill Morneau told him he sold 680,000 Morneau Shepell shares at $15 a share. Iveson tweeted that he saw a statement indicating a sale on December 3, 2015
Then on December 7, just days later, Morneau announced those tax changes, effective January 1, 2016.
And it get's worse.
Conservatives brought forward a motion to call on the Finance Minister to reveal all assets he has bought, sold or held within all his private companies or trust funds since he became finance minister.
The Liberals voted it down, but even more appalling, Morneau stood to vote on the motion about his own business dealings, instead of recusing himself.
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