Federal Conservatives not introducing non-confidence motion against Trudeau

Federal Conservatives not introducing non-confidence motion against Trudeau

After Wilson-Raybould's testimony, Butts testified Wednesday the PMO did not pressure Wilson-Raybould to change her mind about the SNC-Lavalin matter, also questioning if 10 phone calls and 10 meetings with the PMO even qualifies as 'pressure'.

Trudeau has been on the defensive for a month over the SNC-Lavalin affair, which has prompted the resignations of former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Treasury Board President Jane Philpott and Trudeau's closest political aide, Gerald Butts.

"I certainly think it's going down a road that's troubling when the prime minister or premier or an elected politician is saying 'Let's do this, ' " said Morgan.

"We know that here in the west, this has been a primary issue for a very long time", Notley said.

His mistake was thinking his attorney-general - the nation's top law officer - could resolve his political problem.

Justin Trudeau offered up a mea culpa over the SNC Lavalin affair that was more mea than culpa.

SNC-Lavalin was charged in 2015 with corruption for allegedly bribing officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to secure government contracts during the rule of former strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

"It's a pseudo-scandal. It's crap". She resigned her cabinet position in February. "These people are delusional".

Mr Wilson-Raybould was demoted from her role as attorney general and named veterans affairs minister in January as part of a Cabinet shuffle.

SNC-Lavalin has a lost a court bid to have the public prosecutor overturn its refusal to negotiate an agreement that would see the company avoid a criminal trial. The company is a major employer in Quebec, Mr. Trudeau's home province.

Among those policies was requiring employers to sign a pro-abortion, pro-transgenderism attestation to receive Canada Job Grants; earmarking $650 million to push abortion in the developing world, with $241 million of that specifically for abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International; and forcing public servants to take a pro-LGBT "gender equality" test, with unspecified consequences if they refused or failed to provide the appropriate "feminist" answers.

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He also referenced the 9,000 Canadians the company employs, and the potential job losses criminal charges might have caused. The new attorney general has not ruled out approving a settlement.

Wilson-Raybould has said she will run again in the fall federal election as the Liberal candidate in her riding of Vancouver-Granville.

Opposition Conservative Andrew Scheer leader has demanded that Trudeau resign, saying he tried to interfere in a criminal prosecution.

In that speech, Freeland criticized Donald Trump's leadership style and American tariffs on Canadian products.

Rather, they would imply it in sombre tones at a justice committee hearing and a press conference where they graciously pointed out that two people can have two different interpretations of the same event.

He said relations between his office and Ms Wilson-Raybould had clearly been fraying for months.

"I am obviously reflecting on lessons learned", he said. Trump said sympathetic things about Russian Federation during the campaign and was elected despite that and other controversies, giving him "the sense that he can do anything and his base will still follow him". "That's the difference between Justin Trudeau and me". And a prime minister has to remove them if they aren't playing ball.

Mr Trudeau's statements on Thursday morning come amid a deepening political crisis for the prime minister, with numerous opinion polls suggesting that confidence in his government has taken a hit.

"When you add women, please do not expect the status quo".

We have heard from the bipartisan political experts and the lame attempts to use her own words to excuse a bigger problem.

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