The spotlight in the SNC-Lavalin affair has shifted to rookie Justice Minister David Lametti now that a court has rejected the company's bid to force the public prosecutor to pursue an alternative to criminal proceedings.
Justin Trudeau hunkered down in the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, as he awaited what Liberals hope will be pivotal testimony on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from his former principal secretary.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try to shift the focus from the SNC-Lavalin affair to his preferred campaign battleground — climate change — with the release this week of the Liberal party's first election-year ads.
Jody Wilson-Raybould finally gets the chance today to "speak her truth" about the SNC-Lavalin affair, breaking a three-week silence that has fuelled a controversy based, so far, strictly on anonymous allegations of political interference in the justice system.
Jody Wilson-Raybould will finally give her side of the SNC-Lavalin story on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, breaking almost three weeks of silence that has fuelled the anonymously sourced controversy and shaken the Trudeau government to its core.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be pressured on Monday, February 26, 2019, to testify at a House of Commons committee looking into allegations the prime minister and his staff pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to stop a criminal prosecution of Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.
Canada's top bureaucrat launched a vigorous defence on Thursday, February 21, 2019, of the government's handling of the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, bluntly declaring allegations of political interference to be false and even defamatory.