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In committee hearings, Wernick, Wilson-Raybould offer conflicting accounts on key meeting

By Jolson Lim      

Michael Wernick and Jody Wilson-Raybould had a different interpretation of events, but Mr. Wernick told MPs he did not recall a decision against remediation for SNC-Lavalin was mentioned in a Sept. 17 meeting between the two and Trudeau. Ms. Wilson-Raybould told MPs she raised it.

Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick at the House Justice Committee on Feb. 21. He said none of his actions involving Jody Wilson-Raybould were inappropriate or unlawful. Ms. Wilson-Raybould says the political pressure she faced was inappropriate, but not illegal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony before House Justice Committee appears to contradict the account Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick gave a week ago on a key meeting involving the two and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—a meeting that the former attorney general suggested was part of an effort to politically interfere in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

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