October 25, 2017

Morneau Shepell scored $11M in government contracts since Liberals took power

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Canada’s embattled Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been wrapped up in controversy ever since his Liberal government’s proposed tax changes infuriated small business owners across the country.

Honest taxpayers felt an insinuation in those changes that suggested they were tax cheats, yet now it appears Morneau himself was exploiting government loopholes by shielding assets in numbered companies.

And the blows keep coming because it turns out his family-owned company, Morneau Shepell, has numerous agreements with the government.

If you can believe it, Morneau Shepell has numerous agreements with the government.

A search of this government website that reports contracts over $10,000 shows that Bill Morneau’s family business has a contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for over $9 million!

The site also shows that Morneau Shepell has been awarded nine new contracts since the Liberals came into office.

These are from agencies and ministries like the Privy Council Office, Canada Revenue, Public Services and Procurement and Natural Resources Canada totalling close to $2 million.

That includes a multi-year contract with the Treasury Board of Canada for just over $19,000 dollars! That’s a board he’s a member of!

These revelations follow a story the Sun’s Candice Malcolm broke related to Morneau Shepell’s $8 million contract with the Bank of Canada.

As Finance Minister, Morneau has direct regulatory control over that institution and federal laws and ethics guidelines restrict cabinet ministers from profiting from their decision making, so this raises even more ethics questions. To be fair, Morneau received approval from the Ethics Commissioner to conceal his assets, but our leaders should be held to higher standards.

Ultimately, Morneau agrees he had no choice but to divest his million shares in Morneau Shepell and set up a blind trust, but is he breaking the rules?

At the very least, he’s exploiting loopholes and profiting off of taxpayers.

Morneau Shepell has been scoring millions of dollars worth of government contracts for years, so convincing Canadians to trust Morneau will be a tough sell for the Liberals.

I reached out to both Morneau Shepell and the government for comment about the contracts but haven’t heard back from either at this time.

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commented 2017-10-31 22:52:08 -0400
Didn’t you know….. Prince John and his Sheriff of Nottingham are above the law. They are sticking to their agenda of having us all penniless, not just the middle class, and bowing down to their globalist/NewWorldOrder dictators.
commented 2017-10-26 17:09:19 -0400
Porno Morneau came to town
Riding Shiny Pony
Made a fortune ‘cause of that
But says it’s business only
commented 2017-10-26 11:23:02 -0400
Just to clarify when you click on the link the proper 11 million reads in the headline but I just thought it was curious it read 2 m
commented 2017-10-26 11:20:45 -0400
Not sure why but when I copied this story link and tweeted the copied link out the headline said 2 million not 11 million.
commented 2017-10-26 02:42:48 -0400
Hi Holly. Great work as always. Keep the magnifying glass on top of the liberal scandals.
commented 2017-10-25 22:36:35 -0400
Things are rolling out pretty much as I predicted before the election – you can’t expect anything better when you elect these wealthy insulated privileged a-holes – the Liberal party has been the party of the effete privileged oligarchy – it’s owned by and run for rich Bay street insiders and the Laurentian monied elite – to the exclusion of the working class and rest of Canada west of Bay street. Their public face is masked by token caucus hires but the helm of the party is run by rich detached elitists – like Truedough and Morneau – two privileged sefies out for all they can grab, sustained by tax-sheltered nest eggs and public subsidized salaries. The Libranos are back.
commented 2017-10-25 20:18:27 -0400
I have little funds, but I do have an RESP for my son. I full-well expected the “self-dealing” that has transpired, and bought Morneau Shepell shares. Not surprisingly, they’ve outperformed everything else. My son thanks you for your corruption!
commented 2017-10-25 19:14:55 -0400
“Ethics and “Liberals” cannot be used in the same sentence unless it is in a negative context, such as
“The Liberals had no ethics.”

And Bev Oda, a Conservative, was dismissed from her position for expensing a $16.00 glass of orange juice.

The Liberals are liars, thieves, and cheats, and they get away will all of it.

Damn I hate the hypocrisy of the left.
commented 2017-10-25 17:57:59 -0400
Come on people it is not like he was using his own money like Nigel Wright , that would be a crime to the left, this is only tax money , nothing important.
commented 2017-10-25 17:55:21 -0400
Thanks HOLLY, and the REBEL , who else would tell us !!!!!
commented 2017-10-25 17:47:16 -0400
Sunny ways . Funny how they don’t close their loopholes just the average Joe . It’s bad enough when you go out for a good meal Trudeau and Wynne get to eat just as much .
commented 2017-10-25 17:17:48 -0400
Destroying our oil industry in behalf of the Arab oil producers should net Trudeau with some very lucrative speaking engagements when he leaves office.
commented 2017-10-25 17:15:26 -0400
Excellent commentary Holly.
Bill MoreDough has got to go!
commented 2017-10-25 17:04:04 -0400
Holly…..Ethics is a word that does not exist in these regressive liberals vocabulary. Every member of the LPC has received the message loud and clear from their leaders. Conflict of interest, ethics, public perception, none of these words and their meanings matter or exist for these Parasites.
commented 2017-10-25 16:51:43 -0400
Saddest part is the MSM in it’s vigorous defense of Trudeau and his Libranos gleefully ignore this unprecedented scale of government corruption.
commented 2017-10-25 16:11:02 -0400
Liberal Rodents, at their normal dishonest best.