It’s early innings, but the government has stuck its thumb where it must almost never go—into the pie of the criminal justice system. But instead of a plum, they pulled out a scandal.
Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, who resigned from cabinet over the whole SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Did Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister get a career path change to Veterans Affairs because she refused to overrule her director of public prosecutions? The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—The Jody Wilson-Raybould cabinet resignation/SNC-Lavalin controversy has hit the Liberal government hard.
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Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum