Ethics commissioner Mario Dion has been called to testify about his report before the House Ethics Committee next Wednesday. The request from opposition parties comes a day after the commission released his report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who he says broke federal ethics rules in his attempts to press his then-attorney general to drop the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin and grant it a deal that’s akin to a plea bargain. NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus is calling for Mr. Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Mr. Morneau’s ex-chief of staff, Ben Chin, to appear before the committee, too.
In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Darthmouth, N.S., for a roundtable talk on efforts to support women pursuing careers in science and technology. Part of the event is open to media coverage, but no presser has been scheduled. Much like yesterday, he’ll likely have to contend with more questions around the SNC case.
Here’s a rundown of what else is happening today:
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