First Tony Clement, and now freshly former Liberal MP Raj Grewal is under fire for having gambled millions of dollars though his income doesn’t seem to align with it.
And like Clement, he had access to very sensitive information:
Until Sept. 19, Mr. Grewal was a member of the House of Commons finance committee, which conducted a review of Canada’s regime against money-laundering this year. Transcripts of the committee’s hearings show that he was particularly interested in the testimony of members of law-enforcement agencies such as the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency or the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), which collects data on financial transactions of more than $10,000 at financial institutions and casinos.
His antics in 2018 didn’t stop there, however.
But he did get the fuzzy bunny treatment from the Toronto Star in 2016.
And the Brampton Guardian, too.
It is a bad boys’ club in Ottawa, and one that gets all sorts of perks and goodies without much opposition until shit hits the fan, and then there is damage control, censorship, and manipulation of the optics; so even though it is bad, the really rancid stuff gets swept under the rug.
The political identity of the politician is irrelevant.
And the other bad boys aren’t too worried because they alway think the ones who got caught are just dumber than they are…