National Newswatch

Freeland calls Gerald Butts resignation ‘sad moment’ as Liberals set to face SNC-Lavalin hammering

Feb 19 2019 — Amanda Connolly — The Liberals are set to continue facing a hammering from the opposition over unanswered questions in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Both a meeting of the House of Commons justice committee to discuss potential witnesses for a probe of the matter, as well as an NDP motion calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to waive solicitor-client privilege, […]

Liberals get ‘one last chance’ to answer SNC-Lavalin questions in ‘parliamentary setting’: Scheer

Feb 15 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is warning of consequences if Liberal members of the House of Commons justice committee refuse to call key political figures as witnesses in the SNC-Lavain affair when they meet again next week. In an interview airing Sunday with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Scheer said the opposition is still “holding out […]

Liberal MP accuses opposition of ‘witch hunt’ in SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 13 2019 — Amanda Connolly — One Liberal member of the House of Commons justice committee accused opposition members of being on a “witch hunt” in their bid to call key political figures to testify in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Other government members then blocked attempts to immediately call as witnesses key political staff — including former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and […]

Liberal MP questions ‘anonymous sources’ behind bombshell PMO SNC-Lavalin political interference report

Feb 8 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Liberal MP Marco Mendicino is questioning the allegations of political interference by the Prime Minister’s Office made in a bombshell report earlier this week, pointing to the fact that the sources were granted anonymity. In an interview airing Sunday with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Mendicino took part in a panel discussion about the controversy […]