Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from Trudeau's cabinet

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The whole Wilson-Raybould affair has had a bad odour to it right from the moment Trudeau announced that she was being shuffled from attorney general's portfolio to veteran's affairs, a move which was seen as a demotion.

Even so, a full contingent of Team Trudeau cabinet ministers is nevertheless set to hit the circuit to tout their government's record, although each and every one of them should be prepared to face questions on the latest developments in the SNC Lavalin controversy.

"I will highlight however that there's a real danger, and it's been flagged for me, of unintended consequences, particularly because there are two court cases ongoing directly related to this matter that could be impacted by such a decision we might make".

First, the prime minister said he didn't direct Wilson-Raybould to do anything untoward. "It's not like Jody to be muzzled in any manner", said Bill Wilson.

It is notable that she chose to sign with that name, which she didn't do in her farewell letter as justice minister.

The attorney general must consent to the negotiation of the agreement.

The fact that he won't is telling.

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"There's no other word for it but Liberal arrogance", he said.

Some experts say Trudeau could waive that privilege if he were so inclined. But he agrees there should be more clarity.

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For most of this week Conservatives have been musing that the Liberals will simply block the attempts to get to the bottom of this.

In a hint that the situation could grow more complicated for Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould has retained former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to advise her on how much she can say about the SNC-Lavalin case.

With so many employees around the world, including thousands in Canada, the company is considered by some to be vital to the economy.

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But there is one fly in the ointment.

In a similar fashion, the Director of Public Prosecutions Act gives the attorney general, a politician, the power to override the decisions of federal prosecutors. He insists that Canada is subject to the rule of law - which is true.

He also accused the prime minister of "trying to hide the truth with regards to the SNC-Lavalin affair". The company argues that a conviction would put the future of the company and the livelihoods of its workers in jeopardy. If convicted at trial, it will be barred from bidding on federal contracts for a decade.

SNC-Lavalin was charged with paying out $48 million in bribes to Libyan officials in the decade leading up to the NATO-led overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's government in 2011, payments meant to influence government decision-making, though the company was also charged with defrauding Libyan companies of about $130 million. But if offered a plea bargain, it can avoid the costly 10-year ban.

A Canadian minister has resigned amid allegations she was pushed by government officials to ask for leniency for a firm facing fraud charges.

Federal opposition parties have jumped at the allegations of political interference in this federal election year in Canada.

- On Feb. 12, 2019, it was revealed that Quebec prosecutors are now working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge.

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