Jason Kenney rips Justin Trudeau again

Justin Trudeau (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Justin Trudeau (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 12:40 PM ET

OTTAWA - The feud between Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau escalated Friday with the immigration minister accusing the Grit MP of ignoring his Parliamentary duties to pad his bank account by moonlighting as a professional speaker.

"I think it's really strange," Kenney said in Calgary.

"He has apparently missed a number of votes in the House, missed caucus meetings. He's getting paid by taxpayers."

The Liberal leadership contender has faced criticism for earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees at the same time he pulls in $158,000 annually representing his Montreal riding, plus other perks and benefits.

From schools to unions, the millionaire politician rakes in as much as $20,000 a pop speaking to audiences across the country, including on days when Parliament is in session because ethics rules permit MPs to do so on the public dime.


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