Title

Tom Mulcair Wants Ethics Commissioner to Reopen Harjit Sajjan Ruling on Detainees

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

5-2-2017

Source Publication

CBC.ca

Description

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has written to ethics watchdog Mary Dawson asking her to review her earlier decision clearing Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of violating the Conflict of Interest Act when he refused to hold an inquiry into the treatment of Afghan detainees.

In the letter, Mulcair says Sajjan's recent decision to overstate the importance of his role in Operation Medusa, one of the biggest battles Canadian troops fought during the Afghan war, calls into question the minister's credibility.