During the scandal surrounding the activities of the former Minister of Justice of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Ethics Committee of the Canadian Parliament concluded that PM Justin Trudeau violated the law of interest conflict, DW reported.
According to the source, the Prime Minister used various means directly and through his high-ranking employees to influence Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Canadian government scandal
Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned at the beginning of 2019 of their own accord. She informed the members of the Justice Committee of the House of Commons about the pressure on her by the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to investigate the fraud case at the construction and civil engineering company SNC-Lavalin.
According to her, she was forced to exert influence on federal prosecutors to stop the criminal case. She submitted electronic messages and retold phone and personal talks with the clerical staff.
Montreal’s SNC-Lavalin executives suspect Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gathafi’s family paid bribes totaling Canadian $ 48 million (€ 31 million) in 2001-2011 to influence a number of decisions. Justin Trudeau denies his guilt and refuses to resign, which the opposition demands. Parliamentary elections is scheduled to be held in Canada in October.