Justin Trudeau To Skip Question Period Today After The Case Against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman Is Dropped

There’s word that federal Crown prosecutors are about to pull the plug on one of the most politically charged criminal cases in Canadian history. Without saying why, sources confirm to The Canadian Press that the Crown will drop its breach-of-trust case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. The case against the military’s suspended second-in-command was due back in an Ottawa court today for an update on defence efforts to secure secret government documents about their client, including several from the Prime Minister’s Office. But sources expect prosecutors will instead withdraw the charge. Norman is accused of leaking government secrets to a Quebec shipyard and a journalist in 2014-15 to influence cabinet’s decision-making on a shipbuilding contract.

The Canadian Press

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan