The real crime in the SNC-Lavalin affair is Canada’s role in Libya’s destruction
By Scott TaylorMar. 6, 2019
Despite Jody Wilson-Raybould’s courage, it’s incredible that everyone involved in this saga seems to have lost sight of the elephant in the room.
Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould testified before a House Justice Committee Feb. 27 that she would not interfere in a decision to prosecute SNC-Lavalin. The company is accused of bribing members of the Gaddafi family for contracts in Libya. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—In the wake of astonishing testimony by Jody Wilson-Raybould at the Feb. 27 House Justice Committee hearing, there has been plenty of finger pointing and howls of indignation leveled at the prime minister and his senior officials.
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