Trudeau has acknowledged raising the SNC-Lavalin issue with Wilson-Raybould, but has defended his actions as appropriate.This week, former top Trudeau aide Gerald Butts, who Wilson-Raybould said tried particularly hard to change her mind on SNC-Lavalin and who resigned from his position last month, is due to testify in front of a Parliament justice committee.
"There are a number of people who are incredibly anxious we are going to lose the progress we have made; and we are going to see a government led by an individual who has coddled Yellow Vesters; and who has really cultivated support from groups and organizations that he should be shunning and pushing away", Erskine-Smith said.
She was moved to Treasury Board in mid-January in the same shuffle that saw Wilson-Raybould moved out of the justice portfolio into veterans affairs.
In her statement, Philpott said the allegations had "raised serious concerns". "I want to thank her for her service", Trudeau said at a campaign-style event.
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February 27 - Wilson-Raybould tells the Commons justice committee she came under "consistent and sustained" pressure - including veiled threats - from the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council Office and the finance minister's office to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
She testified that while no one broke the law, they crossed informal lines in Canada that are supposed to isolate prosecutors from politics by mentioning the potential political consequences for the Liberals of shutting SNC-Lavalin out of government business.
You can bet Trudeau will now order all of his remaining cabinet ministers to offer their public support and confidence in him.
Instead, they have resigned from his cabinet, lacking confidence in his leadership.
On Monday, Andrew Scheer, the Conservative leader, repeated his call for Trudeau to step down and called on other Cabinet ministers to follow Philpott's example.
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking an unexpected political beating. Trudeau then removed her as attorney-general.
How did Trudeau react to resignations and the scandal?
Indigenous and federal opposition leaders were quick to respond to the Trudeau cabinet's loss of a minister widely regarded as an Indigenous ally and a decision-maker committed to seeing through policy and legislative reform on Indigenous files.
The former attorney general claimed she experienced a "consistent and sustained effort" by the Liberal party officials close to Trudeau to interfere with her handling of the case.
The woman continued to shout until the Liberal supporters around clapped and cheered to drown out her voice.
True, but the new facts and arguments senior Liberals threw at Wilson-Raybould for four months past year after she told them she had made up her mind all seemed to be political arguments and threats against her keeping her cabinet post - not new legal arguments. Her exit adds fuel to the controversy over whether Trudeau and his staff pressured their former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to intervene in the case. Two weeks later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau names Jody Wilson-Raybould minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. As minister of health, she worked with Wilson-Raybould in legalizing medical assistance in dying.
The Liberals use their feminist agenda as a talking point but undermine powerful women by referring to them with gendered language and old tropes, Raitt said.
Wilson-Raybould praised Philpott for resigning, saying: "For nearly 4 years our country has witnessed your constant & unassailable commitment to always doing what is right & best for Canadians".
SNC-Lavalin is a major employer in the province of Quebec and Trudeau told reporters on Thursday that "Canadians expect their government to look for ways to protect jobs, to grow the economy and that's exactly what we have done. we've also done it in a way that has respected our laws".