Ethics commissioner concludes Trudeau violated ethics law by improperly pressuring former attorney general to halt criminal prosecution.
Ethics commissioner said that Trudeau improperly pressured the attorney general to overrule federal prosecutors.
Ethics watchdog concluded PM violated act by pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
The two former ministers were removed from the Liberal caucus in early April.
Former AG torched Trudeau government in speech to indigenous council.
Scheer revealed Sunday that he’d received a letter from Trudeau’s lawyer serving notice of a possible libel suit.
Trudeau informed the two former ministers Tuesday that he won’t allow them to seek re-election as Liberal candidates this fall.
After Wilson-Raybould secretly taped a conversation with Michael Wernick, Lib MPs want her gone.
The Montreal-based firm faces ongoing fraud and corruption charges linked to alleged dealings with the Moammar Gadhafi regime in Libya.
Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau allegedly clashed over whom to appoint to the Supreme Court upon the retirement of Beverley McLachlin as chief justice in 2017.
She and Jane Philpott to remain in the Liberal caucus despite criticism of government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.
The Liberal majority shot down a Conservative motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to let former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould testify again.
Canada is one of 44 nations that in 1999 signed the legally binding Anti-Bribery Convention.
Gerald Butts testified before the House of Commons justice committee Wednesday.
Treasury Board president has lost confidence in the Trudeau government’s handling of the affair.