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Liberals cancel Conservative motion on SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal

Conservative Party of Canada | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON – Yesterday, the Liberals revoked a Conservative Opposition Day in order to avoid having to vote on the following motion:

That the House take note of comments from the Member for Vancouver-Granville that indicated she has not been able to fully explain the events that led to her resignation, and that the House call on the Prime Minister to waive full solicitor-client privilege and all cabinet confidences to allow the member for Vancouver-Granville to address events that occurred following January 14, 2019 including her time as the Minister of Veterans Affairs, her resignation from that position, and her presentation to cabinet that followed.

Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen issued the following statement in response:

“I find it truly appalling that the Liberals continue protecting Justin Trudeau by covering up his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal that has paralyzed his government.

“Jody Wilson-Raybould provided clear and convincing testimony that there was sustained, coordinated, and inappropriate political pressure put on her by the Prime Minister and his officials to stop SNC-Lavalin’s criminal prosecution. However, Canadians have not been able to hear the full story because Justin Trudeau is silencing her.

“The Liberals continue to refuse to allow Ms. Wilson-Raybould to complete her testimony at the Justice Committee. Now, they’re rigging House votes to avoid accountability, hoping their election-year budget will draw attention away from this corruption.

“We know Mr. Trudeau is desperate to change the channel on the SNC-Lavalin Affair, but Canadians have legitimate questions and they won’t be distracted by his budget.

“Conservatives will continue to use all of the tools at our disposal to get to the bottom of this scandal. Canadians can help by visiting www.LetHerSpeak.ca, where they can tell Justin Trudeau to stop this cover-up. Canadians want and deserve the truth.”

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For more information, please contact:

Office of Candice Bergen, MP
Nathan.Ellis@parl.gc.ca
613-995-9501