PM Trudeau Backs Harjit Sajjan Amid Charges of Stolen Valour
OTTAWA. ON. (NEWS 1130) – The federal Conservatives have lodged a formal complaint with the House of Commons speaker over what they say are more misleading comments by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
Sajjan is again offering a full apology for exaggerating his role in a major battle in Afghanistan in 2006 by claiming to have been the architect of Operation Medusa. “I want to be able to learn from this mistake, move forward and continue to serve our men and women and the Canadian Armed Forces like I’ve always done.”
However, the Tories say Sajjan has shown a pattern of misleading Canadians.
In the House of Commons today there was heated exchange between interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “He’s violated a code of honour and ethics with the men and women in uniform that he once served with. He has dishonoured himself and in doing that he has dishonoured them. Does the prime minister still have confidence in his minister of defence?” asked Ambrose.
Trudeau stood up to face the opposition and to answer the question. “Mr. Speaker the minister made a mistake. He acknowledged his responsibility and apologized for it — that’s what Canadians expect when one makes a mistake. You own up to your mistake, you apologize for it — that’s exactly what he did. This minister has served his country in many capacities as a police officer, as a solider and now has a minister and he has my full confidence.”
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