PETERS: Bill Morneau has been skating on thin ethical ice for years

Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

THE MORE DAYS WE PUT IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, the more difficult it becomes to remember them, it seems.

As an example, when I began to contemplate a column this week calling for the resignation of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, it took a little help from Google for me to realize I had already done that.

It was nearly three years ago, and Morneau was apologizing once again for government actions that could benefit his family financially.

In this case, it revolved around Morneau Shepell, a company that stood to benefit from legislation he was sponsoring involving private pensions.


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1 Comment on PETERS: Bill Morneau has been skating on thin ethical ice for years

  1. John Noakes // July 25, 2020 at 8:49 AM // Reply

    There is a single mom across the street working to keep her little boy and herself fed with a (rented) roof over their heads.
    $41,000 to her would be a godsend.

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