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SNC-Lavalin announced confidential deal with feds, four days after Trudeau's first throne speech in 2015

Four days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals opened their first session of Parliament with a throne speech in 2015, the federal government entered into a new confidential deal with SNC-Lavalin. To this day, the contents of that deal remain a secret, but what's clear is that it allows the Quebec construction and engineering giant to continue scoring lucrative federal contracts.
Michael Wernick, Nathalie Drouin, PCO, justice, SNC-Lavalin

Canada's top public servant denies being partisan

I am disappointed to be accused of partisanship by people who have never met me. My career is on the public record. I have held the highest security clearances of this country for many years. I was named to Deputy Minister level positions by Prime Ministers Chretien, Martin, Harper and Trudeau, said Michael Wernick in his opening statement to a parliamentary committee on March 6, 2019.

'Are there any Liberals in the house?'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to divert attention from the disunity in Liberal ranks at a climate change rally in Toronto on Monday, but ran into protests about his government's treatment of Indigenous sovereignty and support for pipelines as well as against the meat industry as a major cause of pollution and environmental degradation.

Trudeau visits his old Montreal school to deliver SNC-Lavalin counter-attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked his old school in Montreal as the setting as he began a counter-attack Wednesday evening in the SNC Lavalin affair — a setting that underlined some of the interprovincial tensions in the controversy, with many Quebeckers believing that government was right to use drastic measures to protect thousands of jobs in the province.
Jody Wilson-Raybould

Jody Wilson-Raybould breaks her silence

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s former justice minister and attorney general, broke her silence on the SNC-Lavalin scandal in extraordinary fashion Wednesday, pointing her finger at the country’s prime minister, his political and bureaucratic operatives, and the finance minister for applying “inappropriate” pressure on her to help the Quebec engineering giant avoid a criminal trial.