National News Trudeau open to ethics investigation into his office; Romance Scams are costing Canadians millions SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Tuesday Feb. 12th, 2019 Trudeau welcomes ethics probe as way to build Canadian confidence Justin Trudeau is open to an ethics investigation into his office. The Federal Ethics Commissioner says it will probe allegations Trudeau attempted to meddle in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin. Reports allege the PM tried to get his former Justice Minister to cut a deal outside of court. Trudeau says the investigation is necessary to build confidence in Canadians. Millions of dollars lost in hundreds of Romance Scams: RCMP The RCMP is warning Canadians online romance can lead to more than heartbreak. Police say more than $22 million has been stolen in hundreds of so-called Romance Scams in Canada. Fraudsters using these scams usually target victims through online forums and dating services, build a relationship and gain trust without ever meeting the victim and eventually ask for money. Trump still mulling over fence funding proposal Donald Trump is still on the fence about a funding proposal for his wall. White House officials report the US President hasn’t decided if he’ll sign off on the funding deal reached between Congress and the House to help avoid a second government shutdown. The deal offers a fraction of the $5.7 billion he demanded for his wall, which would instead be used for border fencing.