Wilson-Raybould said the same last week but declined to say she had confidence in Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould is moved from Justice to Veterans Affairs, widely seen as a demotion.
Her reputation as a strong performer in cabinet likely was one of the reasons Philpott was asked to take over as president of the Treasury Board when Kings-Hands MP Scott Brison stepped down from the post and retired from federal politics earlier this year. As Minister of Indigenous Affairs, she outlined the mandate of her young department with an hour-long public presentation of the dire social indicators facing Indigenous people - shorter life spans, higher rates of foster care and extremely high rates of disease.
"It is a fundamental doctrine of the rule of law that our Attorney-General should not be subjected to political pressure or interference regarding the exercise of her prosecutorial discretion in criminal cases", she wrote.
Health Minister Jane Philpott responds to a question as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould looks on during a news conference in Ottawa, June 30, 2016.
Philpott is good friends with Wilson-Raybould, who delivered bombshell testimony last week accusing officials of relentlessly pressuring her and even issuing veiled threats to try to get her to co-operate.
Philpott will continue to serve as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville.
He is expected to speak on Wednesday before the House of Commons Justice Committee, which is looking into the matter. Liberals use their majority on the committee to call one closed-door meeting and hear from senior officials (Lametti as justice minister, the top bureaucrat in his department, and the Privy Council clerk) who can talk about the tension between the minister of justice's duties as a politician and his or her responsibilities as attorney general of Canada.
Trudeau's Liberals sit at 33.9 percent in national polls - still competitive in Canada's multi-party system, but trailing the Conservative Party at 35.8 percent, according to a poll aggregator run by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Today Wilson-Raybould returned the support. "It doesn't help anyone to be in denial", she said then. On Feb. 12, she resigned from cabinet.Читайте также: Winning $267M Mega Millions jackpot sold in NJ
"This blow won't bring down the government, and Trudeau, like Diefenbaker, will survive and fight back", Wiseman said.
February 20 - Trudeau says that while an airing of the facts is needed, he is confident the examinations underway by the ethics commissioner and the justice committee will provide it.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Philpott's experience as Indigenous services minister plainly touched her; she mentioned the importance of these issues in her resignation letter.
In a tweet, Wilson-Raybould referred to her friend as #MOC - "mother of country" - and described her as a "leader of vision & strength".
Treasury Board president Jane Philpott, considered a star minister, said in a resignation letter that it was "untenable" for her to continue in the Cabinet because she lost confidence and could not defend the government.
In a statement Trudeau's office said that he spoke with Philpott about her decision to resign, and that he "accepted" it and thanked her for her service. The controversy hinges on how hard it was acceptable for Trudeau to push her to do so. But he reiterated his own support for Trudeau and the government he leads.
Reacting to the sudden resignation, fellow Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes-who announced this weekend that she won't be running again-tweeted: "When you add women, please do not expect the status quo".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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