Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole calls on Justin Trudeau to fire Defence Minister

June 15, 2021

Ottawa, ON 
– The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement calling on Justin Trudeau to immediately fire his Defence Minister, the Hon. Harjit Sajjan:

“Canada’s Conservatives are calling on Justin Trudeau to immediately fire his Minister of Defence, Harjit Sajjan.

“Minister Sajjan misled Canadians about his service. He mismanaged the Canadian fighter jet fleet. And, he covered up sexual misconduct allegations. That’s not the record of a Minister who can be trusted to implement the changes necessary to eliminate sexual misconduct in our military.

“Enough is enough. The Defence Minister needs to do the right thing, and if he can’t, the Prime Minister must fire him immediately.

“More scandals. More corruption. More cover-ups. That is what Canadians can expect from Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. There is only one choice to end their corruption and secure accountability in Ottawa – Canada’s Conservatives.”