Canada's Opposition leader slams Justin Trudeau over resignation of former AG

Canada's Opposition leader slams Justin Trudeau over resignation of former AG

However, he didn't explicitly deny that any pressure was put on Wilson-Raybould.

In the federal cabinet, the justice minister also serves as attorney general, the chief law officer of the Crown. "Nor is it consistent with the conversations we've had lately", Trudeau said.

"In regards to the matter of SCN-Lavalin, let me be direct". "It's no wonder that most Canadians feel like it's big companies who are getting all the breaks, and not them".

Her relationship with her father is sometimes troubled, and one Indigenous source said it is "impossible to talk about Jody without talking about her dad".

Her resignation could trigger another cabinet shuffle and is likely to cast a long shadow over the upcoming election campaign.

Since solicitor-client privilege is a right that belongs to the lawyer's client, the client may consent to confidential information being disclosed.

"I'm ashamed of what the prime minister has done to my daughter", Wilson said. The ethics investigation is the fifth one involving the Trudeau cabinet.

Wilson's daughter, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was moved from her position as justice minister to lead veterans affairs in a surprise cabinet shuffle on January 14.

Moreover, he appeared to suggest Wilson-Raybould would have resigned had she felt she'd been improperly pressured.

Wilson-Raybould has refused to comment on the allegation since it surfaced last Thursday, citing solicitor-client privilege.

Jody Wilson-Raybould made her resignation letter public on February 12, 2019.

The Liberal government maintains that while discussions on the matter took place with Wilson-Raybould, she wasn't pressured or told to issue a directive to the prosecutor.

At a press conference in Winnipeg on Tuesday evening, Trudeau defended his government's handling of the SNC-Lavalin matter.

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"With his government in chaos and cabinet changes imminent, he must take steps to protect this information from being altered or destroyed", Scheer said. It was successive governments: "Conservative and Liberal and even NDP in this province", he said from Vancouver. "Maybe she'll still be the prime minister".

In a hint that the situation could grow more complicated for Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould has retained former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to advise her on how much she can say about the SNC-Lavalin case.

In an email to CBC News, Cromwell said he would not be making any statements or doing any interviews. Wilson-Raybould has a lot of clout and knowledge about First Nations communities, North said.

She responded by quitting cabinet.

"First Nations people appreciate what Jody Wilson-Raybould has done, taking a stand on principle", she said. "In our system of governance, her presence in cabinet should speak for itself".

The Tories and New Democrats want nine high-ranking officials - including members of Trudeau's inner circle and the new justice minister, David Lametti - to testify before the committee.

"That being said, I also believe Canadians need clarity". Instead he said it was for the Liberal-dominated committee to decide.

"Justin Trudeau must be transparent and we will continue to push his government to make sure Canadians receive the answers they deserve".

Until Wilson-Raybould's demotion and resignation, the Liberals had done a good job of selling themselves as a "sunny ways party", he opined.

The commissioner's role is to help appointed and elected officials prevent and avoid conflicts between their public duties and private interests.

The company has pleaded not guilty. If convicted at trial, it will be barred from bidding on federal contracts for a decade.

The case is still at the preliminary hearing stage.

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