Entire Trudeau Foundation Board Resigns For Taking CCP Donations

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 11, 2023

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was dealt a massive blow today, in regard to the Chinese Communist Party election interference scandal, with the entire Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation board resigning for accepting $1,000,0000 from a CCP-linked billionaire. 

The Trudeau Foundation released a statement this morning explaining that:

In recent weeks, the political climate surrounding a donation received by the Foundation in 2016 has put a great deal of pressure on the Foundation’s management and volunteer Board of Directors, as well as on our staff and our community…

…The circumstances created by the politicization of the Foundation have made it impossible to continue with the status quo, and the volunteer Board of Directors has resigned, as has the President and CEO.

Three directors have agreed to remain on an interim basis so that the Foundation can continue to meet its obligations pending Board renewal, including towards its Scholars, Mentors and Fellows…

What is interesting about this statement in relation to Justin Trudeau himself, is that if the board had truly just accepted the large donation with no mind to helping the CCP influence the Canadian government, then why should anyone resign? Clearly, the board resigned because there was likely talk between the Trudeau Foundation and the Prime Minister’s Office on behalf of CCP influencers. 

Again if there was no talk then why resign? Resigning would only make one look guilty of helping aid or turning a blind eye toward CCP election interference.

Justin Trudeau responded to the resignation of the board in a fashion that seemed to indicate he was unhappy with this development.

One wonders now if Trudeau uses this opportunity with the Trudeau Foundation board’s resignation to pretend that the board was the bad apples and he and his Liberal government are completely clean from this scandal, despite CSIS reports Trudeau did nothing when informed of CCP interference.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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