Home » Money

Canada's Opposition leader slams Justin Trudeau over resignation of former AG

13 February, 2019, 04:42 | Author: Lawrence Cooper
  • Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday

In 1983, Wilson once told Pierre Trudeau, father of Justin, that his daughters wanted to be prime minister one day.

Federal Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Tuesday morning that she is resigning from cabinet.

Trudeau tried to reassure Indigenous Canadians that, despite Wilson-Raybould's resignation, the Indigenous reconciliation effort remains a priority for his government - and that without an Indigenous member of cabinet, he'll get his feedback on the file from Canadians across the country.

In an open letter Wilson-Raybould, Canada's first Indigenous Justice minister and Attorney General, said that she ran for office "with the goal of implementing a positive and progressive vision of change on behalf of all Canadians and a different way of doing politics. This work must and will carry on".

Saskatchewan's only Liberal MP Ralph Goodale was in the hot seat Tuesday in Regina as he was grilled by reporters about former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's cabinet resignation and the state of the public's trust in the government and the Canadian judicial system.

Since these allegations came out last week, Justin Trudeau has claimed that he never directed Wilson-Raybould in any way to come to any specific conclusion on the SNC-Lavalin case but that he welcomes the ethics commission investigation so that Canadians can maintain their confidence in the government.

In her letter to Trudeau, she stated "many Canadians wish for me to speak on matters that have been in the media" and revealed she had hired a top lawyer to advise her on how much she could say.

Mario Dion, Canada's independent ethics commissioner, said on Monday he was probing allegations of possible wrongdoing by senior officials.

Who is Jody Wilson-Raybould?

.

Venezuela opposition rallies to tell Maduro - Let aid in
The struggle now centers on emergency food and medicine from the United States warehoused on the Colombian border town of Cucuta. Guaido did not specify from where aid would enter, but said the opposition would go in a convoy to safeguard the supplies.

Protests across Andhra against PM's visit, 'Modi go back' slogans raised
Addressing a BJP rally in Guntur amid protests across the state , he targeted the TDP chief accusing him of corruption. A large number of protesters from Andhra Pradesh has already reached the national capital.

Trump, Xi unlikely to meet before March 1 trade deadline
Trump claims that he is in a warm relationship with the Chinese president . "They're hoping for more success", he said. The S&P 500 Index tumbled to its low of the day, down 1.6 percent in its biggest drop in more than a month.

I've asked our current minister of justice and attorney general to make recommendations to me on the question of solicitor-client privilege.

"They perpetuate colonial-era, sexist stereotypes that Indigenous women can not be powerful, forthright, and steadfast in positions of power, but rather confrontational, meddling and egotistic".

When pressed, he said, "the issues, the prime minister has made very clear, do not effect the independence of our judicial system".

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday February 7, 2019 in Ottawa.

On Monday, after meeting with Wilson-Raybould, Trudeau said she confirmed to him that he had specifically told her it was entirely up to her whether to prosecute the Montreal-based engineering giant.

Trudeau has lost a unique voice in cabinet, especially on issues that are keenly important to British Columbians, said Ginger Gosnell-Myers, an Indigenous rights researcher and a former Aboriginal relations manager for the City of Vancouver.

"For folks who are puzzled by Ms Raybould's, Wilson-Raybould's, decision to step down, they can add me to the list", he said.

Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said in a statement that he was "saddened" by Wilson-Raybould's departure, noting that many First Nations people celebrated her appointment to the justice portfolio as a "testament to her expertise, experience and intellect".

Recommended:



Popular

Kylie Jenner throws extravagant party for Stormi's first birthday
The guest list included Kris Jenner , Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods. The cookies were also crafted after the youngster. "And what a great birthday party! ".

Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant "40 Years Of Failure": Trump Advisor
In a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square, Rouhani said USA efforts to separate Iran from other countries would fail. Rather, they are directed at national leaders.

Body from plane wreckage identified to be Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala
Brendan Allen, acting senior coroner for Dorset, adjourned proceedings in Bournemouth until November 6, for a pre-inquest review. Arrests were made after clashes between fans at another game on Saturday, between Watford and Everton, police confirmed.

Martial: United players finding life easier under Solskjaer
Pogba scored twice against Fulham at Craven Cottage, where Anthony Martial was also on target thanks to a fine solo goal.

ATLANTIC MAYHEM: Virginia Democrats ROCKED by Series of High-Level Scandals
Shortly afterward, the state's two USA senators and seven Democratic congressmen took a similar approach. If all three step aside, the next in line to be governor is the Republican House speaker.

Attorney General nominee William Barr heads to full Senate vote
President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr , moved closer to a confirmation vote in the U.S. Barr would replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who was pushed out by Trump past year . "I don't believe Mr.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Anthony Martial - who did it better against Fulham?
But like I said there is still a very long way to go and we have big games coming up and it's not going to be easy. But I think now people are seeing the best Premier League player, the best midfield player at the moment.

After delay, Apple releases a fix for FaceTime bug
Now, Apple has finally credited Thompson and Daven Morris from Arlington, Texas in the patch notes to its latest update. Apple had disabled Group FaceTime last week - after the bug that allowed eavesdropping to users was reported publicly .

Ariana Grande Slammed Grammy Producers for 'Stifling' her Creativity
Before Ariana , the most recent cancellation controversy came past year , when Lorde was suspiciously absent from the line-up. The track " ghostin " is especially personal with heartfelt lyrics that seem to stop the world completely.

Maurizio Sarri explains how Chelsea can beat Manchester City on Sunday
What Sarri is principally trying to do with Chelsea is earn enough points to guarantee Champions League football next season. We don't underestimate anyone. "I know what happened to the Champions for the last five or six years", he stated.