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

‘Too much to digest’ Justin Trudeau should resign over SNC-Lavalin: Conservative MP
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.

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

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

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.

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