Liberals seek to change channel from SNC-Lavalin, focus on climate plan

Liberals seek to change channel from SNC-Lavalin, focus on climate plan

Liberals seek to change channel from SNC-Lavalin, focus on climate plan

One of the main arguments and fears propagated during the SNC-Lavalin affair by Liberals seeking to defend the push towards a deferred prosecution agreement was that if punished with a freeze on government contracts the company would move its headquarters out of the country.

Wilson-Raybould, however, is saying otherwise.

"'Undue pressure' was placed on former Attorney General (Wilson-Raybould) by political actors urging her to exercise her authority to overrule the director of public prosecutions", says the letter, dated February 28. And for a time, it became hard for the ex-AG because, due to privileged information constraints, she could not reveal what had transpired in her conversation with the PM regarding her finding a way to accommodate SNC-Lavalin.

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Trudeau is, however, standing his ground, maintaining he and his staff have acted "appropriately" and "professionally" at all times.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau on Thursday, midst mounting pressure from the opposition to leave his designated position won the public support of a top political ally.

She will not say if she has lost confidence in the prime minister, but sometimes silence says it all.

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Wilson-Raybould said the same last week but declined to say she had confidence in Trudeau. If it's convicted, SNC-Lavalin could be banned from federal contracts for 10 years.

Trudeau refuted Wilson-Raybould's testimony and refused to step down.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday shuffled his cabinet for the second time in almost six weeks in response to a political crisis caused by a minister's resignation who then alleged inappropriate conduct by Canadian officials.

Five former federal and provincial attorneys general - four Conservatives and one New Democrat - sent a joint letter to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to urge an investigation into two possible criminal offences arising out of Wilson-Raybould's testimony: obstruction of justice and conduct meant to provoke fear in the attorney general. She said that it was only because of SNC-Lavlin case the cabinet took the move.

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