Scheer Trudeau

CBC March 25, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is digging in his heels over a decision to limit the waiver permitting Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak out on the SNC-Lavalin affair, just as the Commons ethics committee prepares to debate a second parliamentary probe of the scandal.

With his government still reeling from allegations that top PMO and other government officials inappropriately pressured the former attorney general to intervene in the Montreal-based engineering firm’s criminal prosecution, Trudeau revealed today he spoke with Wilson-Raybould last Monday and described the conversation as “cordial.”

Several Liberal MPs have urged Wilson-Raybould to clear the air, insisting she is covered by parliamentary privilege and can say what she wants in the House of Commons.

Today, Trudeau would not offer an opinion on what the former ministers should do, but made it clear he has no plans to broaden the waiver he granted Wilson-Raybould to speak on the matter.

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