National Newswatch

Wilson-Raybould rejects criticisms she may have helped Conservatives win the next election

Apr 7 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould rejects the idea that by raising concerns about the SNC-Lavalin scandal, she may have helped boost Conservative prospects in the fall election campaign. In an interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, the now-independent MP for Vancouver-Granville said that while she understands concerns from her former caucus about how the […]

Wilson-Raybould says anonymous leaks ‘trampling all over’ the confidences she still vows to uphold

Apr 6 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Leaks of confidential judicial information and a smear campaign against her by unnamed government sources in recent weeks are running afoul of the same principals of confidentiality former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould says she is still vowing to honour. But she predicts that rather than discourage young Indigenous women from entering politics, the smears and […]

Wilson-Raybould defends secret recording that led to her ouster, says ‘something very dangerous’ loomed

Apr 3 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould is defending the secret recording of Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick that appears to have tipped the scales in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to eject her from caucus. On Tuesday night, Trudeau said the secret recording of the phone call, which Wilson-Raybould had described as one in […]

‘This situation is only going to deepen’: Wilson-Raybould warned of Indigenous anger if dumped from AG role

Apr 2 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould warned Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that there would be Indigenous anger across the country if she was removed from the post. A series of text messages between Wilson-Raybould and Butts in the days after she was told of the plan to shuffle her out […]

‘Why would I resign?’: Wilson-Raybould not backing down on SNC-Lavalin scandal

Apr 1 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould is not backing down, hinting that if Liberal caucus members want her gone, they will have to do it themselves. Wilson-Raybould spoke briefly with Global News on her way into question period on Monday, where the Opposition hammered the government over the allegations of attempted political interference at the heart […]

‘The sun is setting on Justin Trudeau’: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on ‘arrogant’ PM response to protesters

Mar 31 2019 — Amanda Connolly — The mounting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is showing his true colours for Canadians, one prominent Indigenous leader says. In an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said the allegations of attempted political interference at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the resulting outcry over the affair […]