Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet after SNC-Lavalin allegations

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday

Canadian Press Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday

If then-attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was informing the prime minister about her policy on the issue, or discussing options, that's fair game apparently.

In her letter of resignation as Veterans Affairs Minister Wilson-Raybould said she has retained former Supreme Court judge Thomas Cromwell as her lawyer to provide advice about speaking publicly about the scandal, as she has been called on to do since the news broke last week in The Globe and Mail.

In those meetings, Trudeau said Wilson-Raybould "confirmed for me a conversation we had this fall where I told her directly that any decisions on matters involving the director of public prosecutions were hers alone".

"We welcome the ethics commissioners investigation this is an issue that has been much talked about over the past few days, and i think its extremely important that Canadians can continue to have confidence in our system", said the Prime Minister.

"I have reason to believe that a possible contravention of section 9 may have occurred", Dion wrote in a letter to NDP MPs Nathan Cullen and Charlie Angus, who filed the complaint.

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Trudeau says he looking into requests for him to waive solicitor-client privilege. But if anyone was trying to exert pressure on Wilson-Raybould to influence the legal proceedings, they crossed the line.

Jody Wilson-Raybould made her resignation letter public on February 12, 2019. "Her presence in cabinet should speak for itself".

During a tour of the Conrad rental housing development in Vancouver, Justin Trudeau addressed the political interference allegations surrounding the Prime Minister's Office and SNC-Lavalin.

For the details of Trudeau's involvement in tampering with the SNC-Lavalin case, however, all Scheer has to go on is an anonymously-sourced report in the Globe and Mail.

Last month, Trudeau moved Wilson-Raybould out of the justice portfolio in a cabinet shuffle brought on by former minister Scott Brison's departure from politics, elevating David Lametti as her replacement.

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