March 14, 2019

SNC-Lavalin investigation hits roadblock: Trudeau Minister defends committee Liberals

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The Trudeau Liberals have used every parliamentary tactic in the book to stop Jody Wilson-Raybould from finishing her testimony about SNC-Lavalin at the Justice and Human Rights Committee.

You can actually hear the pleas, and the disgust, from the opposition members of the committee in my video. It is shameful. Liberal partisan hack, Anthony Housefather, allowed Trudeau to slit the throat of what looked like the final attempt to let Jody Wilson-Raybould respond to the spin and rhetoric from top Liberal staffers like Gerald Butts.

After this committee meeting, it is clear that Justin Trudeau will stop at nothing to keep Canadians from hearing anything more about the SNC-Lavalin scandal before the upcoming election.

At yet another distraction announcement in Calgary, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne took questions from the media, so I was able to ask him if he thinks Jody Wilson-Raybould should be allowed to return to the committee to testify.

He responded, “We have been able to hear from a number of witnesses” already, and that Justin Trudeau “always stayed within the bounds of what was legal” and “that’s what Canadians expect from us.”

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commented 2019-03-15 10:56:43 -0400
CR
After her testimony Jody indicated SHE did not believe laws had been broken.
The Shawcross Principle, which governs AG cabinet-relations, deems an AG “a fool” if he/she does not receive cabinet advice on important matters.
The “pressure” she received consisted of 2 meeting requests per month over 4 months.
She was never threatened.
At the meetings she was always reminded that it was her decision to make.
She never informed others her decision was final.
A prosecutor’s strategic decisions are never final until the verdict.
She solicited two meetings after her secret “final” decision on September 16.
The Director of Prosecutions, to whom Jody totally deferred, revisited the decision after Sept. 16.
Jody never made any sort of formal complaint about these alleged abuses.
The decision to not offer SNC a deferred prosecution was irrational. Jody could not provide her colleagues with a coherent explanation for this decision. Hence a request that she speak to an outside legal expert was temperate, appropriate and lawful.
commented 2019-03-15 09:45:10 -0400
William K… if JWR was concerned and requested an outside opinion then whoever she spoke to would be entitled to give theirs to her at her request of course.. if that request was not made and she didn’t ask for anyone’s opinion then anything that came out of anybody’s mouth after being told stop one time would be considered undue pressure but in this case it happened repeatedly over several months to the point where Jody Wilson realized this is not going to stop and the pressure increased for her to apply the law ( or the lack of it ) the way the PMO and the cabinet wanted while under duress from the unelected privy Council and Trudeau’s advisor Gerry Butts who has no business or authority over any cabinet ministers but most notably the sitting attorney general.. The AG is not to be approached by anybody in any attempt to sway the decision of Canada’s top lawmaker in cabinet. There is no gray area here like the media and the liberals would like you to believe that there is. May I repeat… The decision of the attorney generals is hers alone without criticism or pressure from the PMO or the cabinet and it’s like that for a reason. I hope I’ve made this clear for you now that it is illegal in any capacity beyond her request, for the cabinet or the PMO and especially unelected bureaucrats to make what has amounted to demands of the attorney general who could not apply the DPA because SNC did not qualify within the parameters of that amendment to the criminal code.. Enforcing it the way it was written would have left JWR in a serious breach of the law endangering not only her position but her ability to work as a lawyer under the condition. enforcing it the way it was written would have left JWR in a serious breach of the law endangering not only her position as the AG but her ability to work in the field of law under the conditions set by the bar.. I hope this clears up any misunderstandings for you now.
commented 2019-03-15 03:46:21 -0400 · Flag
James Isnor – the fervent hope is that Canada “should” be better than this… But right now it’s NOT… At least not until the next federal election, when we really, really have to determine if this huge land mass, on the face of the earth, is going to be controlled by some self-serving pricks in Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the Maritimes…
commented 2019-03-14 23:47:11 -0400 · Flag
Kieth
You stated Trudeau’s grandfather was a cab-driver. Justin’s grandfather, Charles-Emile Trudeau, was a lawyer and entrepreneur who built up a chain of gas stations and garages in and around Montreal that he sold to Imperial Oil in mid-1930s for $6 million. I’m not a Trudeau supporter but let’s keep this factual.

Likewise, I’d fight in the street for Western Canadian Independence; i.e. for an opportunity to once and for all bid our Laurentian Pro-Consuls adieu; but I fail to see how any law or even ethical guideline was broken in the Jody “scandal.” I do see a lot of grandstanding and faux outrage.
commented 2019-03-14 21:18:07 -0400 · Flag
Hey RCMP, earn the salary we pay you and start doing your f…g job. Or you’re too busy carrying the luggages of border jumpers?
commented 2019-03-14 21:06:02 -0400 · Flag
and “that’s what Canadians expect from us.”

Buddy-boy Minister has that 100% correct. Canadians thoroughly expect corruption from the Liberals. Sadly, it is Canadians outside the Toronto-Montreal-Quebec City corridor, Vancouver and the Maritimes.
commented 2019-03-14 20:34:57 -0400 · Flag
I think LIZA is right, the Liberals are just a gang of Con Artists and they are setting Canada up to be sold out to their Islamic friends. Trudeau’s Grand Father was a Cab Driver with no morals but he made a lot of money. Trudeau is a crooked rich boy with no morals who inherited Grandpa’s money. Must run in the family. What he and his Liberal gang are doing to Canada is just a game for him.
commented 2019-03-14 19:26:36 -0400 · Flag
I am at a loss for words. Canada is better than this. The liberals attitude is as long as we did nt break the law anything goes. Is that what you would teach your children. I am sure this goes way way deeper. That’s why they are pulling out all stops to shut it down. Mr Butts and his minions are making a real mess of Canada. Any wonder why the mafia and the HA are headquartered in Quebec ?
commented 2019-03-14 19:25:14 -0400
Lock the B*st*rd UP!
commented 2019-03-14 19:03:15 -0400 · Flag
One thing is for sure, the liberal’s behavior is totaly consistent with them being guilty.
commented 2019-03-14 18:11:16 -0400 · Flag
Champagner ans committed the logical fallacy of assuming the point at issue: “Trudeau has always stayed within the bounds of what is legal”. That is what the committee was trying to determine.
commented 2019-03-14 17:46:26 -0400 · Flag
Justin’s reign of terror has taught me a lot about majority governments. I will never trust another majority government again.
commented 2019-03-14 17:12:20 -0400 · Flag
Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk… Who needs Cable? We have the Liberal Clown Posse…
commented 2019-03-14 17:03:25 -0400 · Flag
How can the LPC even hope to get away with this new Justinmess, having now gone to such blatant, and visible lengths to cover up their wrongdoing or outright criminal activity?
It’s like they’re all on drugs…
commented 2019-03-14 16:51:17 -0400 · Flag
It would appear that all of these illegal efforts failed to let SNC LAVALIN spit the hook as the court turned down their motion.

So Justin actually failed to protect those 9000 (actually more like 3600) Quebec jobs and we can only hope that will be grounds to scorn and scoff at THAT boast.