Corbella: Trudeau may be first sitting PM slammed in ethics breach, but he’s not the worst

Just because he’s the first, doesn’t mean he’s the worst. Yes, Justin Trudeau has become the first sitting prime minister in Canadian history to officially be cited for violating parliamentary ethics rules.

Compared to some of the ethical breaches made by previous prime ministers, however, Trudeau’s violations are mild by comparison.

On Dec. 20, Mary Dawson, the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, released a scathing 66-page report stating that four sections of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons were violated when Trudeau and/or his family accepted not one, not two, but three vacations to the private island owned by the Aga Khan, who is a registered lobbyist with the office of the prime minister, states the report.

This is a primer about how the LPC earned the Libranos nickname.