.@stevenmackinnon says "our belief is that this company is one that is, like its competitors around the world, entitled to a deferred prosecution arrangement like they would be able to have access to in the U.K., in France, throughout Europe, in the United States…" #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/dSIur2SY9N
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) March 4, 2019
Read Spencer Fernando on this here:
CBC – SNC-Lavalin: The economic impact the company has
“….our number one concern is jobs ….”
Liberals vote down a motion to swear Gerald Butts into the committee, which means his testimony won’t happen under oath. He also does not voluntarily take an oath. Make what you will of that.
HIGHLIGHTS: Gerald Butts testifies before justice committee about SNC-Lavalin affair
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts testified before the House of Commons’ Justice Committee on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and drew some contrasts to the testimony by former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould about the SNC-Lavalin controversy.
During the testimony, Butts said they did what the 9,000 workers at SNC-Lavalin would expect of government, that they wanted Wilson-Raybould to seek a “second opinion” and that she had never suggested that she saw conversations with the Prime Minister’s Office about the company were improper.
He also faced questioning from Conservatives and the NDP over whether he was attempting to undermine Wilson-Raybould’s credibility, and the PMO’s handling of the affair.
Freeland on Philpott: ‘She has been a great colleague’
Goodale questioned on SNC-Lavalin while in Regina
This may explain what is going on:
“Malignant Narcissism: The Need For Deliverance”
Michael Wernick’s full statement on SNC-Lavalin case to Commons justice committee
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Nathalie Drouin’s full statement to Commons justice committee on SNC-Lavalin
Deputy Minister of Justice Nathalie Drouin testified in front of the Standing Commitee on Justice and Human Rights on the SNC-Lavalin affair, confirming that she was told by former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould not to discuss SNC-Lavalin with the Director of Public Prosecutions.
‘Real risk’ SNC moves to U.K., former Quebec finance minister warns
Former Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitão joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the importance of SNC-Lavalin to the Canadian economy as the scandal over the federal government’s alleged attempt to stop criminal prosecution against the company continues broiling.
CBC – Mission Improbable: SNC-Lavalin and the Vanier investigation (2013) – The Fifth Estate
This documentary originally aired April 19, 2013. In light of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony in the SNC-Lavalin probe, we have published it here.
Cynthia Vanier, the Canadian woman accused of masterminding a plot to smuggle the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to Mexico, was released from jail after a Mexican federal appeals court upheld her appeal.
Vanier spent almost 18 months in a prison in Chetumal. She challenged the grounds for her arrest and detention, alleging various violations — including being denied access to a lawyer and her embassy when she was arrested.
How Vanier got from a small town in Ontario to Libya and then to a prison cell in Mexico is a twisted tale full of intrigue. With a huge financial stake in Libya and in the Gadhafi family, SNC-Lavalin brass watched anxiously as NATO bombers tried to end the reign of Muammar Gadhafi. They hired Cynthia Vanier to go to Libya to work on a low-key PR campaign. Vanier, at that time, was a mediator who was out of her league in a country in the midst of fighting a civil war.
Mission Improbable tells Vanier’s story and how she claims she was duped into a risky mission in Libya, and thrown in a prison for allegedly trying to smuggle Saadi Gadhafi and his family into Mexico. Linden MacIntyre reveals how some say SNC-Lavalin played both sides and used Cynthia Vanier as a pawn.
the Globe&Mail – Gerald Butts on the SNC-Lavalin affair: What you missed from Wednesday’s hearings, and what it means
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CBC – Compare Butts’ and Wilson-Raybould’s versions of SNC-Lavalin affair
Compare how Gerald Butts and Jody Wilson-Raybould describe the events surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair during testimony at the Commons committee. Wilson-Raybould testified on Feb. 27 and Butts spoke on March 6.
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CBC – SNC-Lavalin affair: How Gerald Butts’s testimony is changing the narrative
CTV – Raitt on SNC-Lavalin: ‘Where there’s smoke there’s fire’
Sheila Copps: Wilson-Raybould, Philpott shouldn’t stay in caucus
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Trudeau: I take lessons from Cabinet scandal
Justin Trudeau says he has taken many lessons from a Cabinet controversy that has shaken Canada’s government in an election year, but the prime minister isn’t apologizing.
Andrew Scheer responds to Justin Trudeau’s comments on SNC-Lavalin affair
Scheer on SNC-Lavalin: “Erosion of trust” is between Trudeau and Canadians