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Trudeau says Payette vetting raised no issues to disqualify her as GG

Trudeau says his discussions with Payette revolved around her vision for Canada and what she would do as Governor General


 

BARRIE, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there was nothing that came up during the vetting of Julie Payette that he saw as a reason she shouldn’t be Canada’s next Governor General.

Trudeau says his officials conducted a thorough background check on Payette, but he isn’t saying whether he talked about two incidents that have been revealed in recent days.

The first was a dismissed charge of second-degree assault against Payette when she lived in Maryland in 2011, and a second being a fatal car accident in which Payette was not found at fault, first reported by CTV and The Toronto Star.

Payette has called the assault charge “unfounded”, noting that she was quickly cleared.

All Trudeau is saying is that his discussions with Payette revolved around her vision for the country and what she would do in the role of Governor General.

Payette is one of Canada’s most notable astronauts – the first Canadian female to visit the International Space Station in 1999, and a former chief astronaut at the Canadian Space Agency.

She has been chosen to succeed Gov.-Gen. David Johnston when the outgoing viceregal retires in the fall.


 

Trudeau says Payette vetting raised no issues to disqualify her as GG

  1. “Payette has called the assault charge “unfounded”, noting that she was quickly cleared.”

    Didn’t the National Post do a whole year’s worth of diatribes on how “unfounded’ means “Swept under the rug?”
    One law for the plebs, one for the elites…

  2. She is very well qualified to be GG.

    This is just more partisan sniping.

    For Cons the campaign never ended

    • Not sniping at all. Get your facts straight.

      The story was broke by iPolitics which is a well know left leaning media source.

      This is simply an example of Trudeau hypocrisy and inconsistency. With other members of Trudeau’s Liberal party, who had unfounded charges brought forward against them, we saw that Justy jumped at the chance to remove them from the Liberal party. We should be all asking why the inconsistency in this particular case?

      That being said, I do think that she is a great choice for GG.

      • There is nothing here but rumour and innuendo…..and further efforts to slam Justin.

        This kind of attack is killing the Con party.

        • Cons have said nothing about this. The story broke on iPolitcs and then was picked up by the rest of the media. Then again, in your decade of digitally defecating all over Maclean’s comments section, you never did care to let facts get in your way. Reality is just an inconvenience for you.

      • Perhaps her cheque to the Trudeau Foundation bounced.

          • I love how Maclean’s leaves you here as “Content Police.”
            Like a pigeon dropping in and defecating all over a chess-board, and declaring victory.
            Check some of the old threads being regurgitated as “popular,” and see how many people bothered to stick around after your childish abuses.
            I suggest you look up “Cluster B Personality Disorder.” The mirror will tell all…

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