Jody Wilson-Raybould is calling on the Liberal government to remove roadblocks to a long-standing RCMP inquiry into possible obstruction of justice, and said she is not surprised that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau denied urging her to lie about a pressure campaign to subvert the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.Funny how a PM can contravene the Criminal Code and only be investigated for ethics violations.
I don't see how the PM can legally stop the RCMP from doing their job.We have to remind all those who would dismiss this scandal that it was a case of Trudeau and those around him trying to interfere in a criminal prosecution for bribery and corruption.
This wasn’t a decision to change policy or a clash of egos, this is the PM deciding that his office should get involved in a criminal prosecution to assist a company close to him and his party.
This was a case of apparent corruption, a case of allegedly upending the rule of law for the rule of political expediency.
Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion determined Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring the former attorney general. http://apple.news/AeawsbL2RRkCfSlp1_l8Eww
Campaigning near Montreal, Trudeau tried to say this was old news.
“Over the past two years we have seen parliamentary committees, we have seen publications, we have seen testimony,” Trudeau said.
A more pointed question was put to him about his government blocking the release of documents and witnesses for an ongoing police investigation.
“I have no information to share with you on that,” Trudeau said. http://apple.news/AeawsbL2RRkCfSlp1_l8Eww
Not so much an answer as a dodge, the words chosen carefully. He most definitely does have information on this, he just doesn’t want to share it.
We already know that the RCMP has been investigating the matter — something Wilson-Raybould, who has been interviewed by them, confirmed in her book. We also know that Trudeau’s office blocked the release of key information to the ethics commissioner and the police — he stopped nine witnesses from speaking on this matter.
Wilson-Raybould is renewing her call for the RCMP to be granted full access to documents so they can do a proper investigation, but Trudeau has said no.
“This is a culture of cover-up, a culture of insider access that we are going to tackle with our accountability laws,” Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said Sunday on the campaign trail.
He said that a Conservative government would lift the cabinet confidence restriction to allow police to investigate. He also said he would make it illegal for companies under criminal prosecution to lobby the government on the matter. http://apple.news/AeawsbL2RRkCfSlp1_l8Eww
His stand on this has earned him unlikely support, a former Liberal MP who represented the 905-region riding of Whitby from 2015-19. Wearing Tory blue while appearing on Global’s The West Block, Celina Caesar-Chavannes said that she will vote Conservative for the first time in her life in response to Trudeau’s actions.
“I really think that rewarding bad behaviour is not something Canadians should do,” Caesar-Chavannes said.
As an MP, she had her own experience with Trudeau’s dark side in 2019. She urged Canadians to think about leadership and what kind of person should be leading a G7 nation.
She obviously doesn’t think Trudeau is that kind of person.
Neither do I. We have the evidence, “the receipts” as Wilson-Raybould calls them, detailing that for Trudeau, even the rule of law should bend to his will.
If you won’t take my word that Trudeau isn’t fit to lead Canada, then carefully consider the words of Wilson-Raybould and Caesar-Chavannes.
Then vote accordingly.