Justin Trudeau Denies Allegations That His Office Tried To Influence A Criminal Investigation

The Prime Minister is dealing with a major scandal in Ottawa. Justin Trudeau has denied a report in the Globe and Mail about a potentially incendiary allegation that his office told former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution. The company has faced allegations it paid millions of dollars in bribes to get government business in Libya, which would be a crime under Canadian law. As attorney general, Wilson-Raybould could have become involved by directing federal prosecutors to negotiate a “remediation agreement,” which is a way of holding an organization to account for wrongdoing without a formal finding of guilt. The Globe and Mail reports that SNC Lavalin repeatedly lobbied Trudeau’s aides for a deal and that his office leaned on Wilson-Raybould to make it happen.

Photo Credit: Cole Burston – The Globe And Mail

 

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox