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Former attorney general recorded conversation as she faced pressure over SNC-Lavalin file

Former attorney general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recorded at least one of the contentious conversations at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin scandal that has bedevilled the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CBC News reported Friday. Wilson-Raybould resigned »

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MPs end marathon vote but questions remain about SNC-Lavalin affair

After nearly 30 hours of voting, Canadian parliamentarians concluded a record-setting marathon session in the House of Commons in the wee hours of Friday, but a cloud still hangs over the Liberal government after an explosive interview by a former »

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Canada’s top bureaucrat resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

In the latest chapter of the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin engineering firm, Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council has sent a letter of resignation to the prime minister. The job of the clerk is to provide non-partisan advice »

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Métis veterans appear–finally–to be on the verge of being properly recognized

Métis military veterans, members of the 400,000-stong Métis community in Western Canada, may be on the verge of winning something they have wanted–desired–since the end of the Second World War: respect from the federal government. That respect could begin with »

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Prime minister insists no inappropriate pressure applied in SNC-Lavalin case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a news conference on the controversy surrounding engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and the question of whether it should face criminal charges or be allowed to negotiate a remediation agreement. Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould has said »

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Former top official refutes accusations of political interference

The former principal secretary to the prime minister insists there was no intention to pressure the attorney general on the issue of whether to pursue criminal charges against engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Gerald Butts was called to testify before the justice »

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Another cabinet minister resigns deepening controversy

One of Canada’s most highly-regarded cabinet ministers resigned yesterday saying she has lost confidence in the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Jane Philpott was president of the Treasury Board and in her letter of resignation she cited “serious concerns” »

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Prime minister denies political interference in SNC-Lavalin affair

Former Attorney-General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she faced inappropriate political pressure from the prime minister and other high level officials to interfere in the criminal prosecution of engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin. In a lengthy, detailed presentation to the justice »

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Prime minister’s top adviser resigns abruptly

Political controversy rages in Canada as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser and long-time personal friend has resigned. In a statement, Gerald Butts said “I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould.” »

Indigenous, Politics

Resignation of high profile Indigenous minister puts Trudeau on defensive

With less than nine months left before the federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is facing a potentially devastating scandal after the sudden resignation of the only remaining Indigenous cabinet minister. Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from the federal cabinet »