Several KPMG executives had been named to testify in the spring of 2016, but Liberal MPs voted to shut down the inquiry, arguing that any more testimony and documents should be produced in court and not in Parliament.
Now, it appears that those future court cases cited as a reason for shutting down the investigation might never materialize.
The Fifth Estate and Enquête also later revealed that in June 2016, around the same time the Liberal MPs shut down their investigation, a former senior KPMG executive was appointed to the Liberal Party's national board of directors.
Canadians still do not know who were the key people at KPMG involved in running the investigation, for example, how high up it went within the organization, or all the names of the wealthy clients who participated.
Max Weder, the lawyer for the Cooper family, said he "can't comment on the settlement."
Documents show the family paid virtually no tax over a span of eight years — and even obtained federal and provincial tax credits — despite receiving nearly $6 million from an offshore company worth $26 million that KPMG helped set up.
An Ottawa school trustee has submitted a motion to require mandatory vaccines for eligible children (12+) at all @OCDSB
schools If it passes, those students who are unable to provide proof of a medical exemption would be corralled into virtual schooling.
Rex Murphy: It's a hollow election without national purpose
It is idle, contrived, opportunistic, premature and cynical. It is just a Liberal game
"No talk of Afghanistan though. No talk to the Canadian soldiers about what this says about Canada’s costly mission, the lives and limbs lost. Ten-dollar daycare, yes. One-time $500 to seniors over 75, yes. Of course a ritual invocation of Stephen Harper every second day. Afghanistan? Not even in the debate."
KINSELLA: With time running out, what will Justin Trudeau do to save his campaign?
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Sep 08, 2021 • 1 day ago • 5 minute read • 59 Comments
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on Aug. 31, 2021 in Ottawa. Photo by DAVE CHAN /GETTY IMAGES
Week four of the 2021 election campaign beckons — and, for Justin Trudeau, possible defeat.
You don’t need to read virtually every poll to know that Trudeau’s Liberals are behind, and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are ahead.
You just need to consider the past week on the Grit campaign trail. It hasn’t been pretty.
Aug. 31: Justin Trudeau defends Liberal candidate Raj Saini, who was accused by multiple former staffers of sexual misconduct, harassment, and workplace violence. Saini was a mentor to former Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara, who was also accused of sexual harassment. And, um, charged with break-and-enter, assault and criminal harassment by police in an unrelated case. Trudeau says he’s a “feminist.” Really, he says that.
Aug. 31: Blacklock’s, a peppy news service, reports that Liberal candidate Steven Guilbeault owes thousands in back taxes — despite his whopping $275,000 yearly salary. Guilbeault refuses to say if his ministerial paycheque is getting docked for “the five-figure arrears.”
Aug. 31: Disgraced Vancouver Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed refuses to answer questions about how many times he applied the principal residence tax exemption while flipping over 40 houses in the last 17 years. The Trudeau Liberal platform, meanwhile, says it will ban the very thing their “star” candidate has done dozens of times.”
Sept. 1: Former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, who we at The Sun mostly regard as a saint, condemns the Liberal Party’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Raj Saini: “Anyone who has a responsibility to address this and does not is not fit to lead. Anyone who stands by and does nothing is complicit. Anyone who is surprised has not been paying attention.
Sept. 1: If a policy tree falls in the policy forest and no one hears it, did it actually happen? The Liberal Party finally release a “platform” — but the announcement is drowned out by angry demands that Trudeau retract his support for alleged pervert Raj Saini.
Sept. 1: Blacklocks reports on an audit that reveals the Ministry of Indigenous Services spent billions on new First Nations water plants — without first bothering to see if they have managers who can actually run them. Indigenous leaders are incensed.
Sept. 2: An internal PMO memo shows ex-Liberal MP Frank Baylis’ firm had been in contact with government officials about fat federal contracts — contrary to testimony at the House of Commons Ethics Committee.
Sept. 3: Asked about his decision to allow Raj Saini to remain on the ballot, Trudeau responds with some word salad about the importance of safe workplaces and claims it would be inappropriate to comment on the case. Right.
Sept. 3: After weeks of chirping at conservative-rules provinces for failing to implement vaccine passports, Trudeau admits — um, er — that a federal passport might not be available until next year.
Sept. 4: Raj Saini announces the end of his candidacy — and continues to deny and dismiss the pain of multiple former employees. Trudeau later complains he’s now down a candidate, saying it’s “far from ideal.” So are Saini and Trudeau.
Sept. 6: Justin Trudeau campaigns in a hospital — maskless, in some photos. Trudeau’s personal photographer, who captured the visit, deletes his Twitter account shortly afterwards. We’re sure it’s a mere coincidence.
Sept. 7: Media report that federal scientists refused to speak with doctors on pandemic planning due to the early election called by Justin Trudeau. Disgraceful.
Sept. 7: Liberal candidate Irene Walker spits some venom on Twitter — and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul condemns the tweet for being anti-Semitic, misogynistic and racist. Walker claims she apologized. Paul says she didn’t get one.
Sept. 7: When asked “who did more to lose your vote during the TVA debate?” in a poll by Liberal-friendly pollster Abacus Data, 30% selected Trudeau — the highest of any federal party leader.
'Who did more to lose your vote during the TVA debate?'