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Roy Green: Are the federal Liberals on a collision course again?

Today 08:59 GMT

As the days pass since the initial Globe and Mail story of alleged PMO interference with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has since resigned from the federal cabinet, the iceberg metaphor increasingly appears justifiable.

Jody Wilson-Raybould became thorn in Liberals’ side before SNC-Lavalin case. The Liberal party in general — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in particular — have failed to skillfully navigate the growing threat of a possible and lurking national scandal.

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New Brunswick MP continues to speak out over SNC-Lavalin controversy

Friday 15:26 GMT

Saint John-Rothesay representative Wayne Long continues to weigh in on the scandal involving construction giant SNC-Lavalin, former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Prime Minister’s Office.

READ MORE: Trudeau says report his office pressed former justice minister to drop SNC-Lavalin prosecution ‘false’

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Liberals get ‘one last chance’ to answer SNC-Lavalin questions in ‘parliamentary setting’: Scheer

Saturday 14:29 GMT

READ MORE: Liberal MP accuses opposition at justice committee of ‘witch hunt’ in SNC-Lavalin affair. “The Liberals will have one last chance in a parliamentary setting to allow the light of day to be shone on this very serious scandal.”

The ethics commissioner investigation into the allegations marks the fifth ethics investigation of the Trudeau Liberals since they were elected in 2015.

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Obstruction charge against former SNC executive dropped due to excessive delays

Saturday 14:29 GMT

A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds it took too long to bring the case to trial.

Sami Bebawi, a former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president, and his Montreal-based tax lawyer, Constantine Kyres, had been accused of offering a $10-million bribe to have a key witness change his testimony in a fraud and corruption case against Bebawi.

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Solicitor-client privilege is at the heart of questions on SNC-Lavalin affair. Here’s how it works

Friday 15:26 GMT

Anyone following the political turmoil surrounding alleged interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair will have heard the phrase “solicitor-client privilege” come up over recent days.

At the meeting, opposition MPs called on Liberal members to support a motion urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to waive solicitor-client privilege so that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould can address questions about the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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Trudeau in Ottawa for Blackberry announcement, but SNC-Lavalin controversy likely to follow him

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face a fresh round of questions on the SNC-Lavalin controversy Friday when he hands out some money to a technology firm.

Trudeau will be in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata to announce $40 million of federal money for BlackBerry, the one-time smartphone leader that is now working on software to enable self-driving cars. Trudeau’s cabinet faces 5th ethics investigation — here’s how Stephen Harper’s office compared. BlackBerry says its QNX software is already in tens of millions of cars, guiding systems related to driver assistance, hands-free features and entertainment consoles.

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François Legault wants Ottawa to ‘settle’ with SNC-Lavalin so firm avoids trial

Saturday 01:29 GMT

Quebec Premier François Legault says he wants the federal government to settle with engineering firm SNC-Lavalin “as soon as possible” in order to protect jobs and the company’s corporate headquarters in Montreal.

“I want to do all we can do to protect this headquarters and protect the thousands of good, well-paying jobs we have at SNC-Lavalin.” And the longer its legal troubles drag on, the greater the chance it could fall prey to another company, he said.


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