In October, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Indian-origin politician Anita Anand as Minister of Defence in a cabinet reshuffle.
It now turns out that the husband of Liberal Cabinet Member Anita Anand is a director of a COVID testing company that “appears to have gained financially during the pandemic in the form of million-dollar government contracts.”
According to Blacklock’s Reporter, LiberalMP Anita Anand “did not disclose under the Conflicts of Interest Act that her husband, John Knowlton, is a director of LifeLabs, which is a large contractor for the government’s COVID testing programs.”
Caught in a moment and you can’t get out of it? Not at all. Last week, the hot topic on the Hill came in the form of Liberal Cabinet Minister Mary Ng
“International Trade Minister Mary Ng has apologized after Canada’s conflict of interest and ethics commissioner concluded she placed herself in a conflict of interest through her involvement in a decision by her office to award contracts to a friend’s company.”
Pundits immediately called for MP Mary Ng’s resignation. It didn’t happen– just like it will not happen to MP Anita Anand.
Pourquoi? Because PM Justin Trudeau knows that the Liberals are today a teflon-coated neo-dictatorship. They understand that the demographic structure of Canada– reinforced with the political steel of 3rd World voters– will not vote out the Liberals in an upcoming federal election.
Hence, the smarmy and smug attitude of Justin Trudeau, himself a survivor of multiple conflict of interest inquiries. In 2022, it’s the Canadian way. Decades of concentration of immigrant voters into Ontario, and GTA in particular, have delivered the necessary goods to establish what is today a Liberal dictatorship.
As procurement minister, during the height of the Covid pandemic, “Anand handled the supply of Covid vaccines to Canada from India. She received the first batch of five lakh doses of vaccines from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India.”
Anita Anand was in at ground level as Covid began to ravage Canadians from coast-to-coast. Only to turn around and allegedly pocket a tidy profit by way of her husband. Enough to remove the Minister of Defence— one with no military background– from her lofty Liberal perch courtesy of Justin Trudeau?
Don’t be ridiculous. Like Liberal Cabinet member Mary Ng, Anita Anand is going nowhere. As provided with a political steroid boost based on the fact that she is a “racialized” Canadian–the holy grail of political longevity in post-modern Canada.
Husband John Knowlton is senior managing director with Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, a pension fund investor, which in turn is the indirect owner of LifeLabs.
According to Blacklock’s Reporter, LifeLabs was just awarded millions of dollars’ worth of contracts for COVID testing. LifeLabs was recently awarded $111 million for testing services in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon.
Has Trudeau-selected Liberal Cabinet Minister Anita Anand gotten rich from the misery that is the Covid pandemic? With rumours swirling that a similar fate befell Justin Trudeau himself, anything is possible among leaders of the Liberal neo-dictatorship of Canada.