Follow Us! Like Our Page!

PM Trudeau sought to influence Wilson-Raybould in ‘many ways’: Ethics czar – CTV News

August 14, 2019

OTTAWA—Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion has found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke the federal Conflict of Interest Act in relation to the SNC-Lavalin scandal, by seeking to influence Jody Wilson-Raybould in “many ways.”

Dion has found that after taking months to review “troubling” evidence relevant legal and constitutional principles, Trudeau contravened section nine of the Act, which states that public office holders are prohibited from using their position to seek to influence a decision that furthers the interest of a private third party.

“The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,” Dion writes in the report, adding that his attempts to influence her decision were both direct and indirect.

Read More:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More