Trudeau acknowledges ‘erosion of trust’

By Mia Rabson and Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he should have been aware of an “erosion of trust’’ between his office and former minister of justice Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but he stopped short of apologizing to her. “Over the past months, there was an erosion of trust between my office and specifically my former principal secretary and the former minister of justice and attorney general,’’ Trudeau said during a morning news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. “I was not aware of that erosion of trust. As prime minister and leader of the federal ministry, I should have been.’’ Wilson-Raybould says she was improperly pressured to stop a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin and was punished for her refusal to give in…

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