Liberals express anger towards Saskatchewan premier’s comments
REGINA – The federal Liberals are expressing anger at Saskatchewan’s premier over comments he’s made against their leader.
Brad Wall has called on Justin Trudeau to return the 20-thousand dollars he was paid for speaking at a literacy conference in Saskatoon.
Wall says it’s inappropriate for an elected official to accept a speaking fee for such an event.
He says last year’s conference was left with a mere seven-thousand dollar surplus for its next event.
The issue came to light after Wall was asked about speaking fees in an interview with Global T-V and he questioned whether the money was used to help finance Trudeau’s leadership campaign.
Liberal M-P Dominic LeBlanc called that suggestion a smear and is demanding Wall apologize.
But the premier says he has no intention of apologizing.
Wall’s comments came amid media reports that Trudeau has refused a request to give back a speaking fee to a New Brunswick charity that was trying to raise funds for a seniors home.
The charity says the fundraising event turned out to be a money loser.
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