LIBERALS VOTE DOWN MOTION FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO SNC LAVALIN SCANDAL
February 20th, 2019 - 2:55pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA – Today the Trudeau Liberals used their majority in the House of Commons to quash an NDP motion calling for a public inquiry into the SNC Lavalin scandal. The scandal concerns allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office attempted to pressure former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, into dropping charges against the multi-billion dollar corporation, SNC Lavalin.
“Too often, the Trudeau Liberals have put the interests of the wealthy and well-connected ahead of the interests of everyday Canadians,” said NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona). “This scandal is beginning to show just how far they are willing to go to protect their friends.”
In addition to calling for a public inquiry, the NDP motion also called for the Prime Minister to waive solicitor-client privilege for Ms. Wilson-Raybould, so that she can tell Canadians her side of the story.
“To clear the air and protect the integrity of our justice system, Canadians should get to hear from all the players in this scandal,” said Blaikie. “It should be up to the courts to hold SNC Lavalin legally accountable for its actions. It is up to Canadians to hold the Liberals politically accountable for their actions . . . and they deserve to have all the information they need to do that properly.”
Daniel Blaikie will be available to discuss the details of this story with media outlets on Thursday (Ottawa) and Friday (Winnipeg).
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For more information please contact:
204-984-2500 or Daniel.Blaikie.C1@parl.gc.ca