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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet Feb. 12 amid allegations of PMO interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin could be a ticking “time bomb” for the government, says a Liberal pundit, while the chair of the House Justice Committee says the committee could be a venue to air out the affair that has rocked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Penny Collenette, a former Chrétien-era staffer and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa's law faculty, said that, with Ms.

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Wilson-Raybould’s resignation a ‘time bomb’ for Grits, says ex-Liberal aide, while Justice Committee chair says he’s open to hearings

By Beatrice Paez       

'There’s a need to explain to Canadians whether or not a line has been crossed—the line between legitimately, and even vigorously, talking about a criminal matter with your cabinet colleagues and being able to be sure you exercised your independent judgment,' says NDP MP Murray Rankin.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former veterans affairs minister, resigned from the Trudeau cabinet on Feb. 12 in the wake of allegations that she faced pressure to cut a deal with construction giant SNC-Lavalin so it would avoid a trial. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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