Ontario corruption charges hit close to home for Justin Trudeau

Today, prominent Liberal organizer and fundraiser Gerry Lougheed was charged by the OPP for his role in the Sudbury bribery scandal.

"I wish I could say I’m surprised by the news that Mr. Trudeau's bagman has been charged in the election bribery scandal, but, it’s just another example of a culture of Liberal and Conservative entitlement and cronyism that has gone on for far too long,” said Charlie Angus, NDP candidate (Timmins – James Bay). “Canadians are fed up, they’re tired of Liberal corruption being replaced by Conservative corruption – they’re ready for change.”

More than just with Kathleen Wynne, Mr. Lougheed has deep connections to Justin Trudeau.

Here are a few examples:

He supported Justin Trudeau in his leadership bid:

He raised $115,000 in a single night for Mr. Trudeau at a swank $1,300-a-plate Sudbury dinner.

Today, prominent Liberal organizer and fundraiser Gerry Lougheed was charged by the OPP for his role in the Sudbury bribery scandal.

He personally donated to Mr. Trudeau`s leadership bid and tried to recruit Glenn Thibeault to run for Mr. Trudeau:

“For the last three years, every time I bumped into him, I'd say, 'Geez Glenn, we got to get you to walk across that floor and join the (Justin) Trudeau team,’

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

Justin Trudeau and Gerry Lougheed Jr. GINO DONATO/THE SUDBURY STARJustin Trudeau and Gerry Lougheed Jr. GINO DONATO/THE SUDBURY STAR