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What we learned from Canada’s top bureaucrat about the SNC-Lavalin affair – CBC

‘There was no inappropriate pressure put on the minister — at any time,’ Michael Wernick told MPs

Feb 22, 2019

Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, Canada’s top bureaucrat, testified before the Commons justice committee Thursday, saying he did not inappropriately pressure former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to cut a legal deal with the Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin — although he did warn her of the consequences of prosecuting the criminal charges.

More than any other government player said to be involved in this ballooning controversy, Wernick spoke in clear terms about what he saw happening inside the machinery of government as the federal Liberals grappled with the file.

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