“Once word got out that Trudeau the politician was for sale by the hour, other industries lined up, too. Banks. Industry lobby groups. Economic development corporations. They ponied up $311,000 to Trudeau after his political career started. Altogether, Justin Trudeau raked in $966,500 from private clients after he pressed start on his political career.
Some of his speaking clients, like the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, paid him $20,000 for one speech in 2010. It’s illegal for unions (and corporations) to give a dime to Trudeau’s political campaign. They just gave it to him personally, and called it a “speaking fee.”