Scott Thompson: Dark clouds of SNC-Lavalin hovering over ‘sunny ways’ PM
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet last month, it was portrayed as a typical house cleaning before next fall’s election.
When Trudeau demoted his personally-groomed, high-profile attorney-general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, though, heads started to turn.
Why would the PM remove this well-qualified individual, who is the first Indigenous person to hold the post and only the third woman to do so, without any real valid reason?
She was a rising star for the Liberals who checked off two big boxes for their base: women and the Indigenous community.
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That’s the sort of collusion chatter that swirls around the Donald Trump White House, not the Parliament Hill of our “sunny ways” selfie prime minister.
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To add fuel to Justin’s political inferno, the ethics commissioner has called an investigation into the shenanigans. Wilson-Raybould, meanwhile, has resigned from Trudeau’s cabinet to hire high-priced legal representation so she can tell her side of the story.
So, if you questioned whether something fishy was going on with the cabinet shuffle outing Jody Wilson-Raybould, your suspicions have been confirmed.
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