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A group of five former attorneys general (four Conservatives, one NDP) have also written to the RCMP commissioner, pointing to the lobbying efforts made by SNC-Lavalin and the subsequent pressure on the justice minister, who was also the attorney general of Canada, as evidence of interference by the prime minister in an ongoing criminal prosecution.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Liberal Party climate change rally in Toronto on MArch 4, 2019.

Long, meanwhile, released a statement Monday after Philpott's exit from cabinet that reiterated the need for a "full and transparent investigation". "Justin Trudeau simply can not continue to govern this country now that Canadians know what he has done", Scheer told reporters.

February 21 - Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti tells the justice committee he has never faced inappropriate pressure from the prime minister or anyone in the PMO, and would take action if any official tried to direct his actions improperly.

"If [other] Liberal ministers stay silent, Canadians will have no choice but to conclude that the ethical rot that infects this government has consumed it entirely".

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his call for a public inquiry into the affair. She says that was the argument he was making behind the scenes - go soft on this company, or else they'll leave Canada. Wilson-Raybould's replacement as attorney-general has said he is reviewing the file and will make a fresh determination. Former Canadian attorney general, Jody Wilson-raybould's testimony is absolutely believable.

The pair's departure is a blow to Trudeau's brand.

Now Trudeau and his top aides are being attacked from across the official political spectrum for bullying an indigenous woman.

The differences between Trudeau and his former justice minister were first announced in February reports published by The Globe and Mail and picked up widely.

Mr Trudeau has acknowledged raising the issue with Ms Wilson-Raybould, but has said that was appropriate.

The case involves allegations of corruption in Libya.

Remediation agreements are lawful tools in dealing with corporate corruption. The controversy hinges on whether Trudeau and his officials pushed her too hard to do so.

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She said she had received "veiled threats" and "hounding" from senior government officials close to the PM, who were pushing for a deferred prosecution agreement.

The solemn principles at stake are the independence and integrity of our justice system ...

This prompted her to ask the Prime Minister: "Are you politically interfering with my role as attorney general? Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has dealt with this matter and in how it has responded to the issues raised", she said in her resignation letter.

In his resignation letter, Butts denied that he or anyone else in Trudeau's office pressured Wilson-Raybould, which she refuted last week in her testimony in the justice committee.

That afternoon, Michael Wernick, Canada's top civil servant, appears in front of the committee.

Trudeau has accepted the resignation and will address the matter lin a speech, said a spokesman. Philpott was among the few Cabinet ministers to publicly side with her. As minister of Indigenous services, she oversaw drastic reductions in the number of long-term advisories on water safety on First Nations reserves.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet after Treasury Board President Scott Brison says he's leaving politics.

She will remain on as a Liberal member of Parliament.

Erskine-Smith told CBC Radio's "Metro Morning" Tuesday that while he is "frustrated" to see issues he cares about pushed to the sideline - such as the fight against climate change - Liberals must do more to be open and transparent.

True, but the new facts and arguments senior Liberals threw at Wilson-Raybould for four months previous year after she told them she had made up her mind all seemed to be political arguments and threats against her keeping her cabinet post - not new legal arguments. "But in other ways, you kind of expect those differences of opinion - shades of grey are going to happen". "Thank you ↕janephilpott for articulating this beautifully", Caesar-Chavannes wrote.

China's official news agency Xinhua has reported that Beijing suspects Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets - prompting Trudeau to say that he is "very concerned with the position that China has taken".