The federal Conservatives laid down a political marker right this moment by calling on the prime minister to fireplace his prime adviser over how his authorities dealt with the sexual misconduct disaster within the navy.
Opposition chief Erin O’Toole mentioned right this moment his celebration has put a movement earlier than the Home of Commons — to be debated tomorrow — that requires the dismissal of Katie Telford, the prime minister’s chief of workers.
It is the newest twist in a disaster that erupted three months in the past, when allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving the nation’s former prime navy commander — now-retired basic Jonathan Vance — had been printed within the media.
An allegation of misconduct involving Vance was flagged to the Prime Minister’s Workplace and the Privy Council Workplace in early 2018.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has mentioned that whereas his workers had been conscious of the 2018 allegation, he was not aware about the small print till the reviews surfaced publicly. Extra lately, he mentioned that Telford was not conscious that it was a “#MeToo” allegation.
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The Conservatives say they discover that onerous to consider and have been pushing to name Telford earlier than the Commons defence committee, which is trying into who within the Liberal authorities knew what and when in regards to the allegation involving Vance.
“We’re calling for the prime minister to take motion and hearth his chief of workers,” O’Toole mentioned right this moment. “It’s time for Justin Trudeau to cease hiding the reality from Canadians and take duty for the actions inside his personal workplace.”
The movement would be the focus of Opposition day debate on Tuesday.