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Trudeau, Morneau, Telford must resign, or trigger an election: Blanchet

BY , Aug 12, 2020 7:45 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Co-founders Craig (left) and Marc Kielburger introduce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau as they appear at the WE Day celebrations in Ottawa, Tuesday November 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The leader of the Bloc Quebecois is demanding the resignations of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Trudeau's chief of staff, Katie Telford.

Yves-Francois Blanchet says he will try to trigger an election in October if the three don't step down.

Blanchet says the WE controversy and new details about a contract for small-business rent relief that went to a company employing Telford's husband, have shown that the Liberal government is no longer trustworthy.

The Bloc leader says he has not yet had discussions with other opposition leaders to see if he would have the necessary support from enough MPs to successfully trigger an election.

Trudeau and Morneau are under investigation by the ethics watchdog for possible conflicts of interest arising from the government's decision to hand administration of a student grant program to WE Charity.

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