TRUDEAU DENIES PMO PRESSURED A-G TO HELP SNC-LAVALIN
Feb 07, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Justin Trudeau denies that the current or previous attorney-general was directed by him or anyone in his office to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.
During a visit to Vaughan, the prime minister was asked to comment on the allegations raised by the Globe and Mail.
”The allegations in the Globe (and Mail) story this morning are false,” said Trudeau.
But Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the prime minister has to come clean.
”Nothing short of full disclosure is acceptable. His carefully crafted and legally vetted answers fall far short in this regard.”
Scheer also suggests Jody Wilson-Raybould was moved to Veterans Affairs in the recent cabinet shuffle for defying Trudeau’s orders.
The Globe says she refused to give in to pressure to direct federal prosecutors to negotiate a ”remediation agreement” in a case involving alleged bribery in Libya – a way of undoing damage without admitting the Quebec engineering and construction giant was at fault for the actions of particular employees.
Neither Wilson-Raybould nor SNC-Lavalin has commented.