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Trudeau In Trouble As Another Minister Quits

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FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Indigenous Services Minister Philpott speaks during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau

Philpott stated that she was very unhappy with the way in which the government responded to the allegations that officials inappropriately pressured the then justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in 2018 to assist a major construction company ‘SNC-Lavalin Group Inc’ steer clear of a corruption trial.

Philpott had this to say in her statement, “Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has dealt with this matter and in how it has responded to the issues raised, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of cabinet.”

The former Treasury President and former Justice Minister are very close friends, the former justice minister, Wilson-Raybould was the first to resign after she was surprisingly demoted in January. Wilson-Raybould is convinced that her refusal to assist SNC-Lavalin was the reason for her demotion.

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