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LIVE BLOG: Tories reiterate call for Trudeau to resign in emergency debate over SNC-Lavalin scandal

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WATCH: Conservative MP Michael Chong speaking during an emergency debate Thursday evening said the events of Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony has shaken him to the core and he thinks that the PM should resign – Feb 28, 2019

An emergency debate took place in the House of Commons Thursday night following explosive testimony from former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who claims that she was pressured to interfere in the SNC-Lavalin case.

During her testimony on Wednesday Wilson-Raybould outlined “consistent and sustained” pressure during her time as attorney general to intervene in the decision not to offer the Montreal-based engineering firm a deal to avoid a criminal trial on corruption and fraud charges.

WATCH: Conservatives accuse Trudeau of hiding behind other MPs over SNC-Lavalin affair

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Conservatives accuse Trudeau of hiding behind other MPs over SNC-Lavalin affair – Feb 28, 2019

The story first came to light in early February, when the Globe and Mail reported that Trudeau’s aides attempted to pressure Wilson-Raybould, while attorney general, to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

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Wilson-Raybould was shuffled to the Veterans Affairs portfolio in January, a move she believes was a result of her not caving to pressure on SNC-Lavalin.

READ MORE: Emergency SNC-Lavalin debate set as Trudeau rebuts Wilson-Raybould, Scheer asks for RCMP investigation

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