National Post March 13, 2019
There’s not much anyone can do about it. In our system, the prime minister decides whether the prime minister should be held to account
By the time Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies before the Commons justice committee again — if she ever does — it will have been almost a month since her first appearance.
Already her detailed, documented account — of an intense, sustained and coordinated campaign among a number of senior government officials to pressure her into shutting down the prosecution of a company friendly to the Liberal party in a province the party needs to win in October — has begun to fade from memory.
In the interim, she has been publicly assailed by the prime minister and his men — his former principal secretary, Gerald Butts, and the clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick — as a liar, incompetent and worse, albeit filtered through such soothing vacuities as “I’m not going to call anyone names” and “people experience situations differently.” The party’s off-the-record briefers and online shock-troops have not been so squeamish.