Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s inability to refute the allegations in last week’s Globe and Mail report of attempted political interference in the justice system by the PMO is creating a “bizarre” dynamic in the cabinet, which is “uncharted territory,” say Conservative and Liberal political insiders, and a former Tory justice minister and attorney general says the alleged interference undermines Canada’s “entire” justice system.
Abbas RanaAbbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times. He reports on the Parliamentary caucuses, nomination contests, political leadership campaigns, Elections Act laws, and the Senate. Abbas loves to chat with sources on-the-record or on not-for- attribution basis especially when they have verifiable story tips that could be followed as news stories. Brown envelopes are also always a lot of interest to him. Born and raised in Pakistan, Abbas speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. When not chasing politicians down on the Hill, he likes to watch cricket and movies.