Cadeaus departure from the expatriate banking service was met with a lot of criticism.
On Monday, the government announced that the Minister of Immigration and Refugees would be stepping down.
Cadeau left the Canada Revenue Agency in the wake of the revelation that his firm had taken advantage of the government’s offshore tax loophole.
While the news wasn’t exactly welcomed by many, Cadeaux was able to keep his job by claiming that his role was “ministerial,” meaning he didn’t have to resign his post.
But as Breitbart News reported on Wednesday, CADEAU left his post in an apparent effort to get a job at a private banking company.
The move was reportedly motivated by the fact that the bank was considering hiring Cadeaudas staff.
The move was met by anger from several groups, including a group called the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, which said that Cadeauns decision to leave his post was “inappropriate.”
The Canadian Taxpayer Federation said that the move was “outrageous and unacceptable.”
“There is a very clear conflict of interest between the minister and his private banking firm,” the group said.
“The minister is not an employee of the bank and is not employed by the bank.”
The group also called for Cadeux resignation.
“Mr. Cadeault should immediately step aside and allow the Treasury Board to appoint a successor,” it said.CADEAU has not commented on the move.CUTTING THE HABITS CADEAUS NEWSLETTERSubscribe to the Cut The Habit podcast, delivered weekly to subscribers via email, for free.
To hear more about Cadeauer’s departure, listen to this report from The Canadian Press.
The minister’s office released a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming the resignation, which was reported by the Globe and Mail.
“On Monday, March 31, 2017, I made the decision to step aside from my role as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister is stepping down immediately,” the statement said.
The government also released a brief statement that was read by Cadeautas spokesperson, adding that CADEAUTA “will continue to work for his former employer and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.””
Cadeaux will continue in his role as the minister responsible for Public Safety, Infrastructure and Communities and his staff will continue their duties as they are assigned.”
The government also released a brief statement that was read by Cadeautas spokesperson, adding that CADEAUTA “will continue to work for his former employer and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
The minister has not publicly commented on his decision.