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KINSELLA: Justin Trudeau still won't let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak

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13.09.2019

Let her speak.

That was the headline on an iconic Toronto Sun headline way back in February: let her speak.

Let Jody Wilson-Raybould — then still a cabinet minister, then still a member of the Liberal caucus — tell Canadians what she knew about Justin Trudeau’s attempts to influence the prosecution in the corruption trial of Quebec’s SNC-Lavalin, a big donor to his party.

It was important. In early February, the Globe and Mail had revealed that Trudeau and 10 of his most-senior advisors had attempted to short-circuit SNC-Lavalin’s prosecution no less than 22 times over a four-month period. Wilson-Raybould said no, 22 times.

It would be wrong, she said. It was obstruction of justice, others would say.

Enraged by this proud Indigenous woman who didn’t know her place, Trudeau demoted Wilson-Raybould to Veterans Affairs. But the Lavscam story wouldn’t go away. The scandal grew. There was a cancer on the........

© Winnipeg Sun