July 13, 2024
Sloppy vetting for Trudeau advert exposes lobbyist, raises more questions about PM’s ethics
One might be forgiven for thinking previous run-ins between Trudeau and ethics rules would bolster his vigilance in future interactions.
One might be forgiven for thinking previous run-ins between Trudeau and ethics rules would bolster his vigilance in future interactions.

The prominent appearance of a lobbying firm’s senior consultant in the Liberal Party’s new election advert raises more questions about whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes conflict of interest rules seriously, or not. 

The story begins with a Trudeau commercial shot about two weeks ago in a Montreal park, and how David Millian – senior consultant with Navigator Limited, a Toronto-based firm of lobbyists-for-hire – ended up featured in the Liberal Party’s latest campaign advert. 

The Post Millennial received a tip that Millian appeared in the minute-long spot – portrayed in serious conversation with Trudeau – so we rang him up to find out. 

“Yes, yes. Actually yes,” said Millian of his six-second appearance.

Millian also acknowledged how the situation could be perceived as a conflict of interest given Navigator’s federal connections – most recently registered to lobby for 48North Cannabis and MBM Investments Corporation. 

“Yes. I can see that.” 

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