Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
Dec 12, 2016, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET
It’s comforting to know that as 2016 comes to a close, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not being influenced — not even a teeny, tiny bit — by private, fund-raising soirees with Chinese billionaires and other executives lobbying his government for stuff they want.
As Trudeau told The Canadian Press Monday, while he does get lobbied at these cash-for-access events, that’s no different than Canadians lobbying him on all sorts of issues, free of charge, as he goes about his daily prime ministerial duties.
We can rest assured, Trudeau added, that when political donors to the Liberals ask him for something, he treats the request no differently than he would that of any average Joe or Jane.
After all, Trudeau noted, he only makes decisions based on what’s right for Canadians and you’d have to be a cynic to think …