Trudeau won’t recuse himself from hiring of new lobbying watchdog despite ongoing investigations

Justin Trudeau will not recuse himself from the hiring process for the next lobbying commissioner, even though the current one is investigating two fundraisers that wealthy lobbyists held for the prime minister.

On Thursday Postmedia confirmed that lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd is still investigating an August 2015 fundraiser held for Trudeau by billionaire Barry Sherman, the chairman of pharmaceutical giant Apotex. She is also still investigating an August 2014 fundraiser held for

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