NDP in Yukon urges Larry Bagnell to support their motion for a public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair
The federal New Democratic Party's local Yukon association is urging Yukon MP Larry Bagnell to support the NDP’s opposition motion today.
The NDP is set to push a motion urging the Trudeau government to call for an independent inquiry on the SNC-Lavalin affair and
to waive solicitor-client privilege for former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh made the call on Monday for a public inquiry into the scandal which alleges the Prime Minister’s Office pressured the Justice Minister to cut a deal rather than prosecute SNC-Lavalin for criminal charges of bribery and fraud.
In the wake of Jody Wilson-Rayboulds resignation last week, Trudeau’s top advisor Gerry Butts also resigned yesterday, which is a big loss for the Liberals over something the party claims never happened.
“People need to know, need to have confidence that this government is upholding the law. If the Prime Minister’s office has interfered in the administration of justice, that is a huge problem.” said association President Dan Bader. “I want to know if Larry Bagnell is going to vote in support of Jody Wilson-
Raybould and allow her to tell her side of the story, or if he will put politics ahead of the interest of Yukoners and all Canadians.”
Text of the motion:
Mr. Angus (Timmins-James Bay) - That the House: (a) call on the Prime Minister to waive solicitor-client privilege for the former Attorney General with respect to allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; and (b) urge the government to launch a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act, in order to provide Canadians with the transparency and accountability promised by the Liberals in the 2015 election campaign.