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Reeling from Wilson-Raybould’s explosive testimony, Liberal MPs brace for more damaging fallout on SNC-Lavalin controversy

By Abbas Rana and Beatrice Paez      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is torn between the options of keeping Jody Wilson-Raybould in the caucus or kicking her out, say Liberal MPs, former senior Liberals, and political insiders.

Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured with Liberal MP Anthony Housefather on Feb. 27, 2019, when she appeared before the Justice Committee and accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 10 other senior Liberals and bureaucrats of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Reeling from former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s damning testimony, which accuses 11 top Liberal government officials, including the prime minister, of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, Liberal MPs say they can fight their political opponents, but not one of their own “who continues to fire at us.”

Abbas Rana

Abbas 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.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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