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Source: Global News

Justin Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts resigns amid SNC-Lavalin affair

Today 02:24 GMT

Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and senior political advisor, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office tried to prevent the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Both Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer and New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh have also called for Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, as well as an inquiry into the PMO’s involvement in the SNC-Lavalin case.

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Source: CTV

Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns

Today 02:24 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts has resigned amid ongoing questions about alleged PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case.

Butts and Trudeau have been friends for many years, and Butts has been in his senior role within the PMO since he helped the Liberals get elected in 2015. From my perspective, our relationship has always been defined by mutual respect, candour and an honest desire to work together,” Butts’ statement said.

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Source: CTV

‘Damage is done’ in Indigenous community over Wilson-Raybould’s treatment: Kinew

Sunday 14:28 GMT

Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew says the federal Liberal government's treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould in the SNC-Lavalin scandal has done serious damage to the party's reputation with Indigenous people in Canada.

"Many Indigenous leaders and even Indigenous grassroots folks are upset at the signal that Jody Wilson-Raybould's treatment sends," Kinew said. Kinew wasn't the only one to sound the alarm about the impact this scandal has had on the Liberal party's reputation.


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