In an email statement, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says he has been 'able to steer key issues' and has been 'consulted on several occasions' while on leave.
Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion's office is expected to determine whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules. The probe stems from allegations that Mr. Trudeau and his aides tried to pressure his ex-attorney general to shelve the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, which is facing fraud and corruption charges. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says he expects to resume his duties “later this spring” after taking an unspecified leave of absence for medical reasons in the midst of his office’s probe into the SNC-Lavalin affair.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.