Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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Tories Ask Ethics Watchdog to Confirm Whether Trudeau Disclosed 2016 Book Deal With CCP-Controlled Publisheron September 14, 2021 at 9:15 pm

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The Conservative Party is seeking confirmation from the federal ethics commissioner as to whether clearance was sought on a book deal with a Chinese state-owned publishing house that republished Justin Trudeau’s private memoirs in 2016. “I am writing to you about concerns raised by an article published today in the Globe and Mail entitled ‘Justin Trudeau’s book was republished by a Chinese state-owned company after he became Prime Minister,’” wrote Conservative candidate Michael Barrett to Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion on Sept. 14.   “This story reveals that after he became Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s memoir was published by a Chinese publishing company under the title, ‘The Legend Continues.’”  According to the Globe, Trudeau’s publisher HarperCollins struck a deal with Yilin Press of Nanjing, China, which is owned by Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media, a state-owned enterprise that takes orders from the propaganda department of the Jiangsu provincial Communist Party committee, to …

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