Liberal corruption, Quebec favouritism, and shady back-room dealings have come back to the PMO.
According to a bombshell report from the Globe, "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the corruption and fraud prosecution of Montreal engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., sources say, but she refused to ask federal prosecutors to make a deal with the company that could prevent a costly trial."
Which then begs the question: was Wilson-Raybould -- the first female indigenous leader -- re-shuffled as punishment for her refusal to play along?
Former Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella seems to think so, writing, "I’ve known this story was coming, but didn’t know it would be this bad. It’s bad. It’s now clear that Justin Trudeau knifed Jody Wilson-Raybould because she refused to protect friends of Justin Trudeau. Friends enmeshed in multiple corruption scandals."
If these revelations are true, and it certainly appears that they are, it's not just a blow to a Trudeau camp that's already in full campaign mode, but it's a direction violation of the Criminal Code.
And they're already trying to sweep this under the rug.
Trudeau’s government will not waive solicitor-client privilege, which would give Wilson-Raybould latitude to speak about the allegation, nor will it permit a parliamentary committee to proceed with its own investigation.
And as for the new Justice Minister and AG David Lametti? He says there has been no evidence to justify a committee investigation into whether or not the PM or anyone in his office tried to have Jody Wilson-Raybould abandon the prosecution of a case against SNC-Lavalin.
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