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Scheer calls for ‘full disclosure’ as Trudeau denies PMO ‘directed’ Wilson-Raybould on SNC-Lavalin case – The Globe and Mail
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 7, 201963 Views
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is denying that senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office “directed” Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister and attorney-general to intervene in the corruption and fraud case of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., but he would not say whether they tried to influence her to abandon a prosecution and trial of the Montreal corporate giant.
The Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday that Mr. Trudeau’s office attempted to press Ms. Wilson-Raybould to get the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to shelve court proceedings against SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deal without trial.
Ms. Wilson-Raybould was unwilling to instruct the director of the service, Kathleen Roussel, to negotiate a “remediation agreement” with SNC-Lavalin, according to sources who were granted anonymity to speak directly about what went on behind the scenes.