VIDEO: Canada’s Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer explains the case for why it is now appropriate for the RCMP to formally investigate if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s interference to defend allegedly-corrupt SNC Lavalin constitutes a criminal offence. [Aug 19, 2019]
The Ethics Commissioner found that Trudeau broke the law — violated the Conflict of Interest Act — in pushing for SNC-Lavalin to get a sweetheart deal to avoid bribery and corruption charges.
What the RCMP need to determine now is whether Trudeau is guilty of obstruction of justice.
“The RCMP is examining this matter carefully with all available information and will take appropriate actions as required,” the RCMP said in a statement.
That doesn’t tell us whether Trudeau is actually under investigation, but he should be.
“The evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents,” Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion wrote in his report.
For people that think trying to influence the attorney general not to prosecute a company on bribery and corruption charges is no big deal, stop and think about that.
This article continues at [Toronto Sun] LILLEY: Trudeau broke the law, now we need to know if it was criminal