The Canadian Politician (Toronto) – Former Justice and Veteran Affairs Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is billed to appear before the Justice Committee this week to answer questions about the SNC-Lavalin scandal. It is expected that Wilson-Rabould who is a principal player in the controversy, will assist the committee to have a better understanding of the role of the prime minister’s office in pressuring her to give SNC-Lavalin a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) instead of continuing with prosecution. But in addition to Wilson-Raybould as a witness, the Conservative Party leader, Andrew Scheer, is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to present himself as a witness before the committee and share what he knows about the scandal.
This call was contained in a floor motion that would require the Prime Minister to testify under the penalty of perjury. Scheer stated that “Politicians don’t get to execute our justice system.” By this statement, the Saskatchewan politician was suggesting that the PMO may have interfered in the judicial process to save the engineering giant from costly prosecution. It further stated that the prime minister’s actions amount to “government corruption” and the “obstruction of justice.” It is unclear if Trudeau will heed the call to appear before the Justice Committee.