(LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian government has been exposed for hiding a police investigation into the Trudeau-implemented ArriveCan app from auditors.
On October 12, Auditor General Karen Hogan revealed that federal managers neglected to inform auditors that Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were investigating the ArriveCan app, which regulated Canadians during the COVID-19 “pandemic,” according to documents obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter.
“Despite my staff auditing all of the departments in this audit, management had not informed me they referred a contracting matter which involved many common players we are looking at to the RCMP,” Hogan testified at the House of Commons public accounts committee.
According to Hogan, her office was only made aware of the RCMP’s investigation from a whistleblower’s account in the Globe and Mail. The October 4 expose revealed that the RCMP is examining contracts awarded under the ArriveCan app.
“It was the Canada Border Services Agency that did the referral,” Hogan added. “I would have expected they would have informed us.”
“Through the course of our audit we always ask question linked to actual, suspected or alleged fraud and we would expect there is an ongoing responsibility for officials to keep us informed of any matters that are relevant to the subject we are auditing,” she added. “I am disappointed they did not tell us.”
Conservative MP Larry Brock added that not only are auditors disappointed in the federal government’s behaviour, “but Canadians are disappointed.”
“You have been charged with a very serious responsibility and one would think at the very least the government would exercise some transparency and accountability to notify you about this investigation,” he added. “They failed. They failed you, failed Canadians.”
“At the core of the allegations they use the phrase ‘misconduct,’” Brock continued. “But when you do a deep dive into the particular story, it goes beyond misconduct. It goes into criminality. That’s why the RCMP is investigating it.”
“There are allegations regarding identity theft, fraudulent forged résumés, contractual theft, fraudulent billing, price fixing, collusion, all with senior bureaucrats with the Government of Canada,” he declared.
Hogan’s investigation of the ArriveCan app began last November after the House of Commons voted 173-149 for a full audit of the controversial app.
“There is obviously something fishy going on,” Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre said in the debate. “The government does not want Canadians to know the truth.”
Beginning in 2020, all travelers entering Canada had to use the ArriveCAN app to submit their travel and contact information, as well as any COVID vaccination details, before crossing the border or boarding a flight.
In fall 2021, the government banned the vaccine free from traveling by air, rail or sea domestically and internationally. The requirement was suspended October 1, 2022.
Top constitutional lawyers have said ArriveCAN violates an individual’s constitutional rights, adding that people’s civil liberties on paper have been rendered “meaningless effectively in the real world” because of COVID.