Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from Trudeau cabinet amid SNC-Lavalin scandal

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Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister's Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.

Wilson-Raybould also said she will continue serving as the member of parliament for Vancouver-Granville.

Trudeau has repeatedly denied the allegations, but Wilson-Raybould has been unable to confirm or deny them due to what she says is solicitor-client privilege.

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The company faces corruption and fraud charges stemming from business activities. "I also am seeking answers that will clear the air regarding exactly what happened here, and, because I was raised to believe that full transparency is always the best approach to addressing such uncertainty, I believe that a full and transparent investigation is necessary to ensure that my constituents, and all Canadians, can be confident in (the) veracity of those answers", he said in a statement.

Since then, Trudeau has denied he did any such thing.

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"I have reason to believe that a possible contravention of section 9 may have occurred", Dion wrote in a letter to NDP MPs Nathan Cullen and Charlie Angus, who filed the complaint.

On Monday, Wayne Long, a backbench Liberal MP from New Brunswick, broke ranks and joined the Conservatives and New Democrats in calling for the justice committee to investigate the matter.

Appearing at the BC housing development alongside Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Jonathan Wilkinson, Justin Trudeau said he welcomes an investigation.

During a tour of the Conrad rental housing development in Vancouver, Justin Trudeau addressed the political interference allegations surrounding the Prime Minister's Office and SNC-Lavalin.

Trudeau moved Wilson-Raybould to the veterans affairs portfolio in January.

For the details of Trudeau's involvement in tampering with the SNC-Lavalin case, however, all Scheer has to go on is an anonymously-sourced report in the Globe and Mail.

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