August 25th, 2019

NewsAlert: Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner


By The Canadian Press on August 14, 2019.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions from journalists following a meeting with Toronto Mayor John Tory at Toronto City Hall, on Tuesday August 13, 2019. Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says Trudeau contravened a section of the Conflict of Interest Act.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

OTTAWA – Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened a section of the Conflict of Interest Act during the so-called SNC-Lavalin affair.

In a report out today, the commissioner says Trudeau used his position of authority over Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was justice minister at the time, in an effort to convince her to halt a criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant.

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