In the context of what happened to Jody Wilson-Raybould, it looks like prosecutors have been turned into the tools of politicians or corporations—hardly what was in legislators’ minds in 1998 when Canada passed the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
PCO Clerk Michael Wernick told the House Justice Committee that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. chair Kevin Lynch phoned him on Oct. 15, 2018, to voice his frustration to the top bureaucrat about the government's refusal to negotiate a deferred prosecuation agreement for SNC-Lavalin. The Hill Times file photograpshs
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'