Wilson-Raybould can speak about SNC-Lavalin affair at committee: Trudeau

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould will be permitted to speak publicly about some of the details of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Trudeau is telling the House of Commons that the government will waive some of the solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidences that have so far kept Wilson-Raybould silent.

Trudeau says she would be able to address “relevant matters” when questioned by members of the Commons justice committee while also ensuring two active court cases involving Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin are not jeopardized.

Wilson-Raybould sent a letter to the chair of the committee today saying she is anxious to appear, but wants to hold off scheduling an appearance until clarity has been reached about what she is legally allowed to share.

She says once she has that clarity, she will appear at the first available opportunity.

Wilson-Raybould also asked that she be allowed to make an extended opening statement lasting about 30 minutes when she does appear so she can offer her best recollections of all relevant communications she had on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The Canadian Press

6 COMMENTS

  1. The poor woman, she would be risking her life to give the whole truth, you notice that Trudeau said he’s allowed her to reveal some of the details, it’s a joke. being as close as he is to the Clintons, he’d know how to make some one disappear who is a threat to his agenda.

  2. Let’s hope that the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth comes out tomorrow. And if the whole truth does come out, in all it’s perceived ugliness of what this pm is truly capable of doing, to meet his own corrupt, arrogant and self-serving agenda. Then one must ask; can this poor excuse for a pm handle the truth ?? Or will justin reach into his bags of trickery, childish bullying or perhaps aggressive misbehavior like justin has done numerous times when justin didn’t get what he wanted.
    No matter the outcome, it’s clear to many that Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould has been a true professional throughout this 3 ring circus that has been justin’s liberals charade these past few weeks. Get your popcorn ready…………….

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