Volume 43 | August 28, 2020
Hoback Electronic Herald
A "DRIVE" FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
IN PRINCE ALBERT
I am collecting donations to fill backpacks for local students in need from August 27th to September 3rd. Individuals and local businesses can drop off new, unused school supplies at my constituency office in Prince Albert from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A list of the most needed items are as follows:
 
  • HB Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Markers
  • White Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Duotangs
  • Notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Kleenex
  • Pencil cases
  • Hand sanitizer
 
Thanking you in advance for your support. Please reach out to my Prince Albert constituency office if you have any questions: randy.hoback.c1@parl.gc.ca
DRIVE-THRU BARBECUE IN TISDALE ON SUNDAY
I will be hosting a Drive-Thru barbecue in Tisdale on Sunday, August 30th.
 
Food and drink donations will be given to local organizations that are currently struggling as a result of the epidemic.
 
Details are below:
 
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Tisdale Drive-Thru Barbecue
Tisdale Museum (along Highway #3)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

I look forward to seeing everyone in the Tisdale area.
JUSTIN TRUDEAU PROROGUES PARLIAMENT TO SHUT DOWN 'WE CHARITY" INVESTIGATIONS
Earlier this year, with help from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Justin Trudeau shamefully shut down Parliament to try and avoid accountability. Now he has locked out Opposition MPs who were working hard to fix his government’s pandemic programs, help Canadians and get to the bottom of his corruption scandal.
 
Justin Trudeau has walked out on Canadians in the middle of a major health and economic crisis, in a disgusting attempt to make Canadians forget about his corruption.. At a time when Canadians are looking for stability and leadership, Justin Trudeau has given them corruption, chaos, and cover-ups.
 
Canadians have serious questions about the Trudeau WE Scandal. They deserve better than a spineless Prime Minister who uses the power of his office to shut down multiple investigations into his decision to hand $900 million of your tax dollars to his friends at WE.
 
Hiding out for two months won’t solve the Liberals’ ethical problems. As long as Justin Trudeau is Prime Minister, the corruption will continue. We in the Conservative Caucus will hold Justin Trudeau and his government accountable and we will keep fighting for the answers that Canadians deserve.
CONSERVATIVES CALL ON SPEAKING AGENCY TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS ON PAYMENTS TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND HIS FAMILY
My colleague Michael Barrett, the Shadow Minister for Ethics recently wrote to 'Speakers Spotlight,' the speaking agency through which WE Charity paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family, to demand it hand over all documents about the arrangements.

On July 22, 2020, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics passed a motion requiring the agency to provide, to the Clerk of the Committee, “a copy of all records pertaining to speaking appearances arranged, since October 14, 2008, for Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau and Alexandre Trudeau—including, in respect of each speaking appearance, an indication of the fee provided, any expenses that were reimbursed and the name of the company, organization, person or entity booking it”.
 
Originally, 'Speakers Agency' was given a week to provide these records. However, on July 30, at the Agency's request, the Ethics Committee agreed to give it an extension until August 19th to provide the documents. While the Committee had no obligation to accept the extension request, it did so in good faith. 
 
The Prime Minister’s prorogation of Parliament on August 18th shut down the parliamentary investigations into his latest scandal. His efforts to cover up the truth are an attack on our democracy and the Ethics Committee’s duty to Canadians to pursue truth and justice. 
 
However, the organization has an opportunity to provide the Ethics Committee with the documents it is seeking in good faith. Members of the Committee are aware that these documents are ready and could be shared with it at any time.
 
Barrett has asked that the Speakers Agency immediately send the documents requested by the Ethics Committee directly to the 11 members of the Committee. The shuttering of the Ethics Committee does not hinder the Agency's ability to make this information public in order to bring clarity and transparency to government. 

Canadians have a number of questions when it comes to the payment of the Prime Minister’s family to attend WE Charity events. Answering these essential questions that Canadians have can only make Canada’s democracy better. 

Speaker’s Spotlight has the opportunity to do the right thing and be part of the first steps which need to be taken for Canadians to regain confidence in their public institutions.

BILL MORNEAU'S RESIGNATION PROOF OF A GOVERNMENT IN CHAOS
Last week Finance Minister announced his resignation from the Trudeau Cabinet, and as a Member of the House of Commons. He was replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Bill Morneau’s resignation is further proof of a government in chaos. At a time when Canadians are worried about their health and their finances, Justin Trudeau’s government is so consumed by scandal that Trudeau has amputated his right hand to try and save himself.

Morneau was Justin Trudeau’s handpicked Finance Minister. They have moved in lockstep for five years implementing their disastrous policy agenda. From the Liberals' carbon tax, to their tax hikes on small businesses, to their massive deficit spending,

Firing Bill Morneau does not solve the problem. Every day new details emerge in the Trudeau WE Scandal that paint a concerning picture of corruption at the highest levels of government. It doesn’t matter who Justin Trudeau taps as Finance Minister. As long as Trudeau is Prime Minister, the corruption will continue.

Let’s not forget that it was Chrystia Freeland who chaired the COVID cabinet committee that approved the WE deal. She has also repeatedly defended Trudeau’s scandals:


Today, the Conservative Opposition wrote to Ian Shugart, Clerk of the Privy Council, and Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, regarding the preservation of records following Bill Morneau’s resignation to ensure that safeguards are put in place to prevent the destruction of documents related to Justin Trudeau’s scandals.
 
Justin Trudeau has used every tool at his disposal to cover up his ethical failings, including shutting down Parliament. Safeguards must be in place to ensure that relevant documents are not destroyed.

We expect parliamentary committees to resume as quickly as possible following the Speech from the Throne so that Members of Parliament can continue their investigations into the Trudeau WE Scandal. It is absolutely crucial for committees and all Canadians to have access to the documentary evidence related to Justin Trudeau’s many scandals.
REMINDER: WEDNESDAY IS CANADA TAKE-OUT DAY
PLEASE SHOP LOCAL!