Friday, 22 February, 2019

Wilson-Raybould resigns from Trudeau's cabinet amid SNC uproar

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"She confirmed for me a conversation we had this Fall where i told her directly that any decisions on matters regarding public prosecutions were here own", said Justin Trudeau.

OTTAWA-Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet.

The federal ethics commissioner is investigating the allegations.

"Were bound by cabinet confidentiality...."

Wilson-Raybould has refused to comment on the allegation since it surfaced last Thursday, citing solicitor-client privilege.

"We urge Mr. Trudeau's team to stop trying to discredit Ms. Wilson-Raybould and to commit to fully cooperate with the Ethic Commissioner's investigation". Montreal MP David Lametti is the new attorney general. "At no time did I or my office direct the current or previous attorney-general to make any particular decision in this matter", he said.

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"With a heavy heart, I am writing to tender my resignation", Wilson-Raybould wrote in a letter to the PM.

However, Wilson-Raybould was not in attendance at the event, despite representing a neighbouring riding.

In a letter published on her website, Wilson-Raybould thanked the residents of Vancouver-Graniville, while stating that her resignation as Minister of the Crown "in no way changes my commitment to seeing" her goal of "implementing a positive and progressive version of change on behalf of all Canadians". "In our system of government, of course her presence in cabinet should actually speak for itself". Long is not a member of the justice committee, however.

In a statement, the ethics commissioner's office has confirmed an investigation has been launched after it received complaints from two NDP MPs.

Speaking in Vancouver, the prime minister said he "welcomes" the probe into allegations of improper conduct by government officials.

The second case investigation, completed in September 2018, found that Trudeau's close ally and then fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc broke ethics rules when he approved a lucrative Arctic surf clam licence to a company linked to a family member.

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