Canada's no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau

Justin Trudeau regrets 'erosion of trust' over political scandal

He placed blame on an "erosion of trust" between Wilson-Raybould and Butts, though maintained that if the former attorney general had any concerns about undue pressure that it was her responsibility to bring it to his attention.

Then, in meticulous detail, she showed Canadians how official Ottawa, The Town, the nation's capital exerted relentless pressure on her to ignore her constitutional duty as attorney-general and bow to demands from the Prime Minister's Office to interfere in a bribery and corruption case involving Quebec engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin.

She said that an absolute exemption from the ban for this, or any company is not on the table at cabinet, but that because they are looking at broadening the kinds of crimes that could be captured by these rules, there should be a range in the punishment to reflect the varying types of offences.

"What I expect from all of my ministers, and from myself, and by the way it's something that Ms. Wilson-Raybould had always demonstrated as long as I've known her, is that she listens to different points of view and in the end makes her decision".

In her resignation letter, Ms Philpott said it had become "untenable" for her to continue to serve in the Cabinet.

"Previously, it was only after intense pressure that Liberal MPs on the justice committee allowed this investigation to start, and only after intense pressure from Canadians did Justin Trudeau even partially allow Ms. Wilson-Raybould to speak", Scheer said.

"I was not aware of that erosion of trust, and as prime minister and leader of the federal ministry, I should have been", he said.

Trudeau's former adviser Gerry Butts defended the prime minister yesterday in the House of Commons, telling the justice committee that "nothing happened here beyond the normal operations of government".

The opposition Conservative leader has called on Trudeau to resign.

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Sheehan did not directly address the question of if he feels the Liberals are in for a fight as the October 21, 2019 federal election approaches.

"As we look back over the past weeks, there are many lessons to be learned and many things we would have liked to have done differently". He can not be prime minister of Canada unless he and his Quebec Liberal MPs are re-elected in the fall election.

Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes says Trudeau was angry when she told him on February 12 of her plans to announce she was not running in the October federal election.

He implied that this misunderstanding, which he said surprised him, was born of a lack of reasonableness and open-mindedness on the part of Ms. Wilson-Raybould.

Throughout the news conference, he affirmed much of Wilson-Raybould's account but cast his involvement as a pure-minded effort to protect pensioners and jobs. "As we now learn through this testimony, that was not the case", said Trudeau. Her riding is a new one, carved out of the former turf of several Vancouver ridings with a polyglot of different neighbourhoods and ethnic groups and without an established constituency infrastructure of experienced staff and voter information. "Expect us to make correct decisions, stand for what is right and exit when values are compromised", she also tweeted.

"It's not about whether deferred prosecutions are legitimate, it's about the fact that Justin Trudeau used his position of authority to intervene in a court case", he said Friday.

At the heart of the crisis are claims that Trudeau and his team pressured Canada's first indigenous attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to cut a deal with an engineering firm from Trudeau's home province, and the implication that he demoted her when she refused.

SNC-Lavalin, which employs some 9,000 people in Canada and tens of thousands overseas, is accused of bribing Libyan officials to get contracts between 2001 and 2011.

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