"Jane Philpott's resignation from cabinet clearly demonstrates a government in total chaos led by a disgraced prime minister, consumed with scandal, and focused only on his political survival", Scheer said Monday.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau going into damage control mode in the current political drama surrounding Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin (a huge engineering, construction, oil, gas and mining firm), the resignation of two cabinet ministers and his former principal secretary, Sault MP Terry Sheehan said he fully supports Trudeau and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). "This story matters", Obed said after Trudeau finished fielding media questions.
And while Wilson-Raybould is being lauded in many quarters for her courage and integrity, unfortunately, as justice minister she was squarely behind Trudeau's socially liberal agenda.
On Thursday, Trudeau acknowledged his conversations with Wilson-Raybould on the case, including a comment he made referencing his interest as an elected representative from Quebec, but denied any wrongdoing.
Andrew Korybko is joined by Christopher C. Black, worldwide criminal lawyer with 20 years of experience in war crimes and global relations, and a commentator on global affairs. He now finds himself accused of trying to help arrange an old-style backroom deal with a major company as his officials leaned on a high-profile woman Cabinet minister.
Last week, Wilson-Raybould told the House of Commons justice committee she was relentlessly and inappropriately pressured last fall by Trudeau, his senior staff, the country's top civil servant and others to intervene to stop the criminal prosecution.
The House justice committee will be recalled on Wednesday for a meeting where opposition MPs will call for Jody Wilson-Raybould to be invited to give a second testimony on the SNC-Lavalin affair. "Canadians expect and deserve to have faith in their institutions and the people who act within them ..."
Butts, while working as an aide to Trudeau, said he wanted to make the scope of the decision clear to Wilson-Raybould.
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"There are many lessons to be learned and many things we would have liked to have done differently", Mr Trudeau said, adding he should have been aware Ms Wilson-Raybould was unhappy. "I've been called a bitch too many times myself", she added.
Mr Trudeau's officials, citing the potential for job losses, said they wanted Ms Wilson-Raybould to consider a so-called deferred prosecution agreement, which would mean imposing a large fine on the company instead.
"We're hoping that this campaign will have the same effect - that the pressure will force Justin Trudeau to allow her to come and testify".
"Even though I heard she made a decision, I asked her if she could revisit that decision".
"I just don't really see it as a scandal", he said.
The Montreal-based firm faces corruption charges for allegedly paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes between 2001 and 2011 to secure Libyan government contracts under the rule of Muammar Gadhafi.
Wilson-Raybould was involved in the case until January 14, when she was moved from the justice portfolio to veterans affairs in a cabinet shuffle.
"We are disappointed with the decision of the Federal Court; we applied for judicial review in the hopes that such a review would elicit the reasons for the decision taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions not to offer SNC-Lavalin a negotiation of a remediation agreement", the company said in a statement.