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As Huawei extradition looms, China slams Canada over SNC-Lavalin

Mar 2 2019 — — As Canada moves forward with the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese government is questioning the country’s commitment to the rule of law. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously cited the rule of law as the reason he’s unable to interfere in Meng’s case, saying that the government “respects the independence” of the […]

MPs hold emergency debate on SNC-Lavalin scandal

Feb 28 2019 — Rachel Aiello — MPs are holding an emergency debate Thursday evening in the aftermath of former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony before the House Justice Committee. Wilson-Raybould said she faced high-level “veiled threats” and political interference in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen raised the request for the “urgent” debate that she said is […]

Trudeau ‘completely’ disagrees with Wilson-Raybould saying she was pressured on SNC-Lavalin

Feb 27 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he maintains that he and his staff “always acted appropriately and professionally” and that he “completely” disagrees with how former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould characterized events during her stunning testimony. He stated that while it has been a “difficult few weeks” as the result of “internal disagreements,” he “strongly maintains” […]

Air Canada suspends service to India after Pakistan closes airspace

Feb 27 2019 — — The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan have brought some Air Canada flights to India to a temporary halt. An Air Canada spokesperson confirmed to CTV News Wednesday morning that one flight from Toronto to Delhi had been directed to return to Canada, while a flight from Vancouver to Delhi had cancelled. Online flight trackers […]

Nanos survey finds Canadians believe Elizabeth May is most ethical party leader

Feb 26 2019 — — Canadians most frequently score Green Party Leader Elizabeth May as the most ethical among her federal counterparts, according to a Nanos Research survey based on data that came out of the field Tuesday. The results of the study, which was commissioned by CTV News and released Tuesday, showed 23.2 per cent of survey respondents picked […]

Committee wants Wilson-Raybould to testify tomorrow

Feb 26 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Now that the government has waived Jody Wilson-Raybould’s solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence, the House Justice Committee wants to hear from the former cabinet minister at the centre of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair within the next 24 hours. Tuesday morning the committee sent Wilson-Raybould a letter requesting her presence at 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon. Wilson-Raybould […]

PM waives attorney-client privilege in SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 25 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has waived attorney-client privilege and cabinet confidence to allow Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak openly when she appears before the House Justice Committee as part of its study into the SNC-Lavalin affair. The government made the directive in an Order In Council posted Monday evening. The order authorizes her, as well as […]

Tories force House debate on calling Trudeau to testify on SNC-Lavalin

Feb 25 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The Conservatives have focused in on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair and are forcing the Commons to spend the day debating their motion to have him testify at the House committee studying the matter. “The time has come for the prime minister to come clean,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters […]