OPPOSITION WANTS PRIME MINISTER TO TESTIFY ON SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR
Feb 25, 2019
By Bob Komsic
The federal Conservative leader wants Justin Trudeau to testify before the Commons justice committee that’s examining the SNC-Lavalin affair.
A motion from Andrew Scheer says the prime minister should be called given his ”alleged direct involvement in a sustained effort to influence SNC-Lavalin’s criminal prosecution.”
Scheer, whose motion calls for the appearance to be televised and to happen before March 15, says politicians do not get to execute the justice system.
”What we’ve seen unfold over the last two weeks is a textbook case of government corruption, with those at the very top of the Prime Minister’s Office implicated in what could be the obstruction of justice.”
Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who resigned from cabinet five days after the initial media report, is expected to testify this week, though an exact time has not yet been confirmed.