... the 55-year-old Toews' public face of self-righteous morality is now clashing with his troubled private life. An MP dubbed the "minister of family values" by Liberals is embroiled in a messy divorce after fathering a child last fall with a much younger woman.So much for family values.
This time Toews is being investigated for a conflict-of-interest:
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has not disclosed $18,000 in annual pension payments as required by law in a conflict-of-interest declaration for the public registry he personally signed. The Conflict of Interest Code for Members' of the House of Commons requires all MPs to disclose assets,liabilities and sources of income over $1,000 outside their MP salary. If they earn income over $10,000, that fact is to be made public in a disclosure summary posted on the ethics commissioner's website. There is no pension income listed in Toews' most recent summary that he signed on March 5, 2009.More of those so-called "conservative values" we keep hearing about. And Vic is a card carrying member of the Religious Right. Wonder if he'll get kicked out of the club now?
In an affidavit filed in Manitoba court April 10, Toews acknowledges earning $18,267.84 a year from the Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Board. Those pension payments began when he turned 55 in September 2007. Also included in court documents is an e-mail Toews wrote to his lawyer in May 2007. In that e-mail, Toews' indicates he had not disclosed to the ethics commissioner the pension he was about to start receiving or a condo his wife owned in Gatineau, Que.