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MALCOLM: Trudeau in full damage control mode over SNC-Lavalin

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The SNC-Lavalin scandal and ensuing coverup have all the markings of a great political takedown. The original bombshell report in The Globe and Mail last Thursday was just the start.

That report cited sources who claimed former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was demoted and shuffled from that role because she refused to intervene to stop the public prosecution of the Liberal-connected Quebec multinational. She was allegedly pressured by the PMO, but refused to do its dirty work.

The story has taken many twists and turns since.

Trudeau originally denied the report and insisted he never directed Wilson-Raybould to intervene, stating, essentially, that there’s nothing to see here.

“In our system of government, of course, (Wilson-Raybould’s) presence in cabinet should actually speak for itself,” said Trudeau on Monday evening.

On Tuesday morning, Wilson-Raybould abruptly resigned from cabinet.


© Winnipeg Sun