Trudeau says he did not want Wilson Raybould to lie as SNC Lavalin affair re emerges

By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau denied wanting Jody Wilson-Raybould to lie as the SNC-Lavalin affair, which figured prominently in the last election, burst back onto the campaign trail Saturday with the publication of an excerpt of the former justice minister’s memoir. The excerpt from the tell-all book “Indian in the Cabinet,’’ published in the Globe and Mail, revolves around Wilson-Raybould’s recollections of two critical meetings with Trudeau in February 2019, days after the newspaper reported Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister had faced inappropriate pressure from top Liberals in a court case. That case was the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, which was facing bribery charges related to contracts in Libya. Wilson-Raybould would later testify that senior party leaders wanted her as attorney-general to…

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