March 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – Conservatives today launched LetHerSpeak.ca, a website where Canadians can demand Justin Trudeau allow Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak fully and freely about the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.
Trudeau continues to silence Ms. Wilson-Raybould by refusing to waive solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence that would allow the former Attorney General to speak about why she resigned from cabinet.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to consider whether or not to invite Ms. Wilson-Raybould to testify for a second time.
“As extraordinary as her testimony was, we cannot forget that Justin Trudeau banned her from completing it,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said.
“Other key figures in this affair like Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick and his former top advisor Gerald Butts– not surprisingly, the ones closest to Mr. Trudeau – are able to speak freely and fully. This is not right. And it is not fair.”
Liberal MPs on the Justice committee have already rejected a second appearance from Ms. Wilson-Raybould, but Scheer called on them to reconsider.
“They should take off their partisan Liberal hats and do the right thing by inviting Ms. Wilson-Raybould back,” Scheer said. “And Justin Trudeau must let her speak. No conditions. No limitations. The full truth.”
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