I was going to say “unbelievable” but it is believable to me because I believe MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is telling the truth. She says for four months she was subjected to consistent and sustained pressure in the SNC-Lavalin case.
She says she received veiled threats from the PMO about jobs being lost in Quebec, about how they had an election to win, and reminders that the PM was a Quebec MP.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was concerned about 9,000 jobs but that the decision over letting SNC-Lavalin off the prosecution’s hook in favour of what basically amounts to a fine was hers and hers alone.
He denies any pressure.
She says when she refused to interfere in the prosecution, she was removed as attorney general and sent to veterans affairs and then resigned because she did not have confidence sitting in cabinet.
She will not say if she has lost confidence in the prime minister, but sometimes silence says it all.
Others are not being so quiet.
There are calls for Trudeau’s resignation, leading to a leadership convention.
Wilson-Raybould says she’s staying on as a Liberal MP.
What if she, an honest politician, ran for the leadership and won?
Certainly, a feminist like Trudeau would vote for her to lead the country, because, this is, after all, 2019.
Let me know what you think.