And is Wilson-Raybould, who as attorney general was legal advisor to the government, truly bound by secrecy in responding to the allegation?
"Neither the current nor the previous attorney general was ever directed by me or anyone in my office to take a decision in this matter".
Was the PMO applying pressure on the Attorney General in an attempt to influence the minister to persuade her prosecutors to move away from the pursuit of criminal corruption and fraud prosecution against global and Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavelin, opting instead for remediation.
Trudeau has called the allegation false, saying nobody in his office gave direction on the case to Wilson-Raybould.
No remediation agreement was made and Wilson-Raybould was moved to the veterans affairs post in a January cabinet shuffle.
Justice Minister David Lametti speaks during question period in the House of Commons on February 7, 2019.
The Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday that Mr. Trudeau's office attempted to press Ms. Wilson-Raybould to get the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to shelve court proceedings against SNC Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deal without trial. Chief Executive Officer Neil Bruce said in December that the impasse over the case cost the company more than $5 billion in lost contracts.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the allegations suggest Trudeau demoted his attorney general for defying his orders and called on the prime minister to immediately come clean about what he knew, and when he knew it.
Scheer says Conservatives on the House of Commons justice committee, along with the New Democrats, will also force an emergency meeting to consider a motion calling on nine high-ranking government officials to testify, including Wilson-Raybould herself.
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The prime minister should have nothing to fear from an independent investigation by the federal ethics commissioner, Singh said separately.
In Trudeau's absence from the House of Commons yesterday, Lametti faced a barrage of questions about the allegations, which he repeatedly denied.
"If the Prime Minister has nothing to hide as he has suggested, then he should have no reason to fear these individuals appearing before the justice committee", Scheer said on Friday.
"All this cries out for some serious investigation", he said in a telephone interview from Burnaby, B.C., where he's campaigning for a seat in the House of Commons in a February 25 byelection. "Tell us what happened, be transparent, invite the ethics commissioner to investigate and tell us that this is not the case or, if it is the case, then there's a serious reckoning that needs to happen".
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"If there is any going to be any discussion from very high levels in the government to grant an exemption ... to a company when we are talking about very serious criminal prosecutions, that must be done with full transparency".
"Messing with the administration of justice is not just bad politics".
Singh also pointed out that the demotion of Wilson-Raybould was met with anger from important stakeholders including the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Scheer called for committee hearings into allegations of political influence into SNC-Lavalin's criminal case. He predicted "history will prove that she did the right thing".
However, the fact that such directives must be done publicly would seem to constrain a justice minister from doing anything overtly political.