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Justin Trudeau must clear the air on SNC-Lavalin

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There’s one person who could credibly deny the suggestion that Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene in the prosecution of the engineering giant SNC-Lavalin while she was justice minister.

And that, of course, is Jody Wilson-Raybould herself.

On Thursday, her silence spoke volumes. In the face of a detailed report in the Globe and Mail containing allegations that she was pressed to give SNC-Lavalin a legal break, she offered only a weighty “no comment.”

Instead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new justice minister, David Lametti, repeated the same line over and over again. “At no time,” the prime minister said, “did I or my office direct the current or previous attorney general to make any particular decision in this matter.”

It was lost on no one that the PM’s flat denial that Wilson-Raybould, in her capacity as attorney general, was........

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