MP Glen Motz speaks on Wilson-Raybould controversy


The former justice minister said she had been subjected to at least 10 phone calls and 10 separate meetings with senior officials to discuss the case within a four-month period.

When asked by Conservative MP Lisa Raitt whether she thought she was removed as attorney general because she "spoke truth to power", Wilson-Raybould said she was "concerned" that was the case. He told her that the prime minister was "going to find a way to get it done one way or the other" and that it was not good for the attorney general to be "at loggerheads" with the prime minister. While Trudeau gave a very favourable view of that discussion in an appearance before the media, he had blocked her from talking about these very same conversations and more.

"I strongly maintain, as I have from the beginning, that I and my staff always acted appropriately and professionally", he said during an event in Montreal late Wednesday.

October 9 - The prosecution service confirms in writing it will not invite SNC-Lavalin to negotiate a remediation agreement, a decision the company challenges in Federal Court. He also called for a federal investigation into the possibility that government officials obstructed justice. I have done that and will continue to do that.

"Justin Trudeau simply can not continue to govern this great nation now that Canadians know what he has done".

The leader of the opposition, Andrew Scheer, has called on Trudeau to resign -something Trudeau has rejected.

SNC-Lavalin has said it had sought to avoid a trial because the executives accused of wrongdoing had left the company and it had overhauled its ethics and compliance systems.

A simmering political scandal involving Justin Trudeau and his ex-attorney general came to the boil dramatically this week.

The Liberal-majority committee voted Thursday afternoon to hear from Trudeau's ex-principal secretary Gerry Butts, Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick and Nathalie Drouin, the deputy minister of justice.

Well, Wilson-Raybould presented evidence, and he, the PM, did not. She's also the first female federal agriculture minister.

Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is "gravely concerned" by the hostile actions being taken by the two countries and is calling for a diplomatic solution.

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Trudeau allegedly pushed for Wilson-Raybould to negotiate a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with SNC-Lavalin.

March 27, 2018 - The Liberals table a budget bill that includes a change to the Criminal Code allowing "remediation agreements", plea-bargain-like deals between prosecutors and accused corporations in which they can avoid criminal proceedings by making reparations for previous bad behaviour. SNC-Lavalin is a major employer in Quebec, with about 3,400 employees in the province, 9,000 employees in Canada and more than 50,000 worldwide.

In those various meetings, they repeatedly raised concerns about the possibility of job losses and potential political ramifications of a trial long after that decision had been made.

"There are challenges and you have to try to distinguish your hats and knowing when you're wearing your minister-of-justice hat or knowing when you have to put on your attorney-general hat", he said.

What are the political consequences for Trudeau? .

She served as minister of justice and attorney general from 2015 until January 2019, and then as minister of veterans affairs before resigning from Trudeau's cabinet in February.

NDP MP Niki Ashton said on Nation to Nation that she was shocked by the testimony.

Yet, Wilson-Raybould's testimony was only a partial testimony.

Her testimony was both eloquent and fearless.

In Quebec's National Assembly MNAs were quick to support the "fleuron" company, but were cautious when saying if they thought Trudeau and the Prime Minister's Office had done the right thing.