Ottawa, ON – Raquel Dancho, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative Quebec Lieutenant, released the following statement after testimony at the Mass Casualty Commission (MCC) revealed key evidence had been deleted:
“The coverup continues.
“It is becoming clearer that the Trudeau Liberal government doesn’t want Canadians to know the full story about its political interference into the Nova Scotia mass killing RCMP investigation.
“Now we are learning that a Liberal insider who was present during this scandal has destroyed evidence that implicates his former Liberal bosses.
“This is the definition of a coverup.
“From the beginning of this scandal and like always, the Liberal government has taken the approach of denying, blaming others, blocking witnesses, and covering up their misdeeds.
“We know the Liberal government doesn’t want Canadians to have more proof that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki promised her Liberal masters that sensitive information about the ongoing investigation would be released to further the government’s political agenda.
“The staff meeting in which the Commissioner revealed this promise was recorded by the former Director of Communications to a Liberal Public Safety Minister, but it has disappeared. Canadians can only wonder how long it took before that recording was mysteriously erased.
“This is not the first time the Liberal government has seemingly tampered with evidence or blocked the truth.
“The Liberal government’s Justice Department was ordered to hand over written notes from the RCMP, but they withheld 4 pages of key evidence that directly implicated the Liberal Minister and the Prime Minister’s Office. Then Liberals backed by their NDP coalition blocked witnesses who were central to the back room dealing between the Liberal government and the Commissioner.
“This is the cloak and dagger approach Canadians have come to expect from this Trudeau Liberal government. Canadians deserve better.
“Conservatives will fight to ensure we get to the truth and hear from all involved, right up to the Prime Minister’s Office. This cover-up must not continue any longer.”