Politicians and Jody Wilson-Raybould's father take to Twitter following her resignation

Politicians and Jody Wilson-Raybould's father take to Twitter following her resignation

Politicians and Jody Wilson-Raybould's father take to Twitter following her resignation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was surprised and disappointed by Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation Tuesday.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer reacted to her resignation by saying Trudeau's "ethical lapses and his disastrous handling of this latest scandal have thrown his government into chaos".

I've asked our current minister of justice and attorney general to make recommendations to me on the question of solicitor-client privilege.

Moving still further westward to British Columbia, Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne hosts a roundtable chat with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce before heading out to tour various community projects across southwestern BC, while Transport Minister Marc Garneau is in Richmond to reveal the "most recent recipients of abandoned boats funding" during a stop at Steveston Harbour.

Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL. Many were puzzled by the fact that the Prime Minister never clearly explained what she had done to deserve the demotion.

- In 2018, the company entered into a compliance agreement over illegal donations to political parties in Canada.

Trudeau has said that he "welcomes" the probe, which is the fifth involving his cabinet since taking office in 2015.

Jody Wilson-Raybould made her resignation letter public on February 12, 2019.

But it's a pretty fair guess that her decision not to offer a plea bargain to Quebec construction giant SNC-Lavalin had something to do with it.

Some Indigenous leaders have been highly critical of Trudeau's decision to demote Wilson-Raybould and those criticisms escalated Tuesday.

On the question of the SNC-Lavalin case, Trudeau said "the government of Canada did its job", followed the rules, and that if any member of the government felt differently they had an obligation to raise that with him, and no one did, Wilson-Raybould included.

Last month, Trudeau moved Wilson-Raybould out of the justice portfolio in a cabinet shuffle brought on by former minister Scott Brison's departure from politics, elevating David Lametti as her replacement.

"This is an issue that has been much talked about over the last few days and I think it's important Canadians continue to have confidence in our system", Trudeau pointed out.

The Trudeau government passed a law past year which allows for remediation agreements in cases of corporate corruption, wherein a company pays reparations but does not wind up with a criminal conviction that would bar it from bidding on government contracts, potentially throwing thousands of employees out of work.

In a similar fashion, the Director of Public Prosecutions Act gives the attorney general, a politician, the power to override the decisions of federal prosecutors.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says Wilson-Raybould's treatment by the federal Liberals will cost them First Nation support.

And he reiterated that Wilson-Raybould was right in maintaining her silence due to the client-attorney privilege: "I respect her view that, due to privilege, she can't comment or add on matters recently before the media".

"MKO sees the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould as a significant step backwards in our longstanding efforts to advance reconciliation between the MKO Treaty Nations and Canada".

Liberal MP and committee chair Anthony Housefather has indicated that he will likely support an investigation.

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