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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has served as interim veterans affairs minister since Wilson-Raybould stepped down on Feb. 12.
She resigned from cabinet in the wake of a Globe and Mail report that said she faced pressure to interfere in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin during her time as attorney general and justice minister.
Wilson-Raybould remains in Liberal caucus following her bombshell testimony at the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, her first time speaking publicly on the case.
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She said she faced pressure from 11 people, including the prime minister and his staff, to intervene after SNC-Lavalin was not offered a deal to avoid a criminal trial.
“For a period of approximately four months, between September and December of 2018, I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere … in an inappropriate effort to secure a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC-Lavalin,” she said.
The company is facing fraud and corruption charges related to its past operations in Libya.
Following Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called on Trudeau to resign.
The prime minister has denied that he or members of his staff acted inappropriately in their discussions on SNC-Lavalin.
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