McKinsey: Conservatives Call for Auditor General Investigation | The influence of consulting firms

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McKinsey: Tories call for Auditor General's investigation | The influence of consulting firms

Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus (File photo)

The Conservative Party of Canada (PCC) calls for an investigation by the Auditor General into the contracts awarded to the consulting firm McKinsey, while the Bloc Québécois calls on the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada.

The revelations about the contracts awarded to McKinsey by Justin Trudeau's government got the better of the patience of the Conservatives, who tabled a motion in the House of Commons asking the Auditor General to look into the awarding of the contracts by the federal.

The McKinsey scandal has captured the attention of Canadians enough already, said Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta. We learn new revelations every day.

Eight years of Justin Trudeau's governance, what does that bring us to? This leads us to have even more questions and to have tens of millions of Canadians who find life expensive. Life is hard for many people, except for friends of the Liberal government, firms like McKinsey, added Pierre Paul-Hus, MP for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles.

He went on to say that even federal officials are questioning the results of the consultancy's work. These are questions that Canadians deserve answers to.

“There There are far too many unanswered questions right now, and the Auditor General has the powers, the tools to seek answers to Canadians' questions. »

— Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative MP for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles

The Auditor General of Canada is independent in the choice of her investigations.

And regarding McKinsey's absence from the registry of lobbyists in Canada, disclosed by Radio-Canada, the latter declared during the Conservative press briefing that; he was in favor of an investigation by the lobbying commissioner.

The Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada, Nancy Bélanger

A request in this sense was made on Monday by the Bloc Québécois, who called on Commissioner Nancy Bélanger to “refer to peace officers” if there are “sufficient reasons to believe that there there is a violation of the law”.

According to the Commissioner's Office, a “preliminary assessment” must first be undertaken prior to the initiation of any investigation “in order to assess the nature of the alleged non-compliance, to obtain initial information and to determine whether the subject matter of the allegation falls within the mandate of our Office”.

If the Conservatives have targeted McKinsey, it is because the growth of its business with the Liberal government is notable, according to them. They do not fail to recall that, under their reign, the contracts had diminished before ceasing completely. And this comes as the average Canadian struggles.

It's also because the firm has several spots on its record at the global level.

“Everything is all wrong and, meanwhile, the friends of the Liberal government continue to receive hundreds of millions [of dollars] in contracts and we are not even able to find out why. »

— Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative MP for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles

Jagmeet Singh's New Democrats would like a Commons committee to expand its work and look into the contracts awarded to other consulting firms. (File photo)

During a meeting of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) scheduled for later today, the New Democratic Party will introduce a motion for further.

New Democrats would like the committee to broaden its work and also examine the case of other large firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, which have also seen their contracts explode in recent years under the leadership of the Liberals.