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SNC-Lavalin affair: a timeline

By Beatrice Paez      
A timeline of the affair that has engulfed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his office.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Jody Wilson-Raybould and Governor General Julie Payette at the cabinet shuffle in Rideau Hall in January. Ms. Wilson-Raybould was shuffled from justice to veterans affairs, a move that was widely seen as a demotion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The context—Jody Wilson-Raybould’s demotion from cabinet has raised questions whether there were political motivations behind her shuffle from justice to the veterans portfolio. The move set Globe and Mail reporters Bob Fife, Steven Chase, and Sean Fine on a path to dig into the possible reasons behind her change in portfolio.

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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