Motz blasts PM and his office for handling of SNC-Lavalin ordeal

Motz blasts PM and his office for handling of SNC-Lavalin ordeal

Wilson-Raybould was Justin Trudeau's justice minister and attorney general and was able to shepherd some major legislation for the government including medically assisted dying and the legalization of marijuana. "I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould.At all times, I and those around me acted with integrity and singular focus on the best interests of all Canadians", Butts said.

In her resignation letter, she said she has retained the services of lawyer Thomas Cromwell, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, to advise her on "topics that I am legally permitted to discuss on this matter".

Breaking an election promise by using an omnibus bill to slip remediation agreements into last year's budget for the benefit of SNC-Lavalin, and then pressuring the justice minister to play ball, and then demoting her when she didn't, and then blaming her for not saying anything if she felt pressured, and then standing by while "Liberal insiders" spread rumours about her character - that's called doing your job in the modern PMO.

Wilson-Raybould has only said that she can not comment on the matter, since she is bound by solicitor-client privilege, since the allegations came to light. "And I of course said no, that it was her decision to make and I expected her to make it". The prime minister acknowledged cabinet held talks about the case, but said he didn't express a preferred outcome to Wilson-Raybould.

"In terms of giving any direction she asked me if I would do that and I said no, absolutely not".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford (L) and principal secretary Gerald Butts (R) listen as Trudeau (C) speaks during the First Ministers meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 9, 2016.

"The reports of alleged PMO interference in a criminal prosecution are incredibly disturbing", said Hoback.

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He says after Liberal justice committee members attempted last week to obstruct any attempt to get to the bottom of the allegations, while the prime minister repeatedly changed his story, it's become clear that a public inquiry is needed.

The Liberals deny the assertions of Hoback and the Conservatives.

The Saskatoon Tribal Council put out a statement to show their support for her earlier this week.

Trudeau also rejected a claim made - and later apologized for - by Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, who suggested yesterday that Wilson-Raybould may have been moved from her position because she did not speak French.

Some Liberal MPs suggested anonymously in media reports that Wilson-Raybould was hard to deal with and didn't have friends in caucus. She deserves our utmost appreciation and respect.

I was delighted when Trudeau appointed her to his cabinet, and I was shocked and disbelieving when she was shunted aside.

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