The Canadian Press March 10, 2019
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals must lift a “gag order” and ensure Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak the full truth about the circumstances around her decision to leave cabinet.
The SNC-Lavalin controversy has exposed a crisis of moral and ethical leadership in Trudeau’s office, Scheer said at a news conference Sunday in Ottawa, adding an online campaign is underway to support Wilson-Raybould.
“Justin Trudeau must let her speak,” he said.
MPs are to hold an emergency session of the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, and Wilson-Raybould has previously said she would be willing to return to provide additional testimony.
Trudeau partly waived solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality so Wilson-Raybould could speak publicly, but not about communication with Kathleen Roussel, the director of public prosecutions.