During a campaign stop in Vancouver, reporters asked Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau if he would provide access to the SNC-Lavalin documents that the RCMP needs to investigate the rumors of corruption in his office.
The SNC-Lavalin affair was a political scandal that accused Trudeau of allegedly influencing then-Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould to meddle in the investigation of a Quebec-based construction company. The allegations surfaced on February 7, 2019, which ultimately led to the resignation of several members of Trudeau’s cabinet.
Notably, access to the pertinent documents related to the SNC-Lavalin political scandal was blocked by Trudeau and those around him. Police are still proscribed to examine these documents up until now.
“These are discussions that were fully had two years ago when this issue came forward, fully litigated before the last election,” the Liberal Leader responded. However, he also stressed that the priority of the Canadian people is elsewhere these days.
Contrary to Trudeau’s statement, the SNC-Lavalin affair is still far from over since it was only covered up by the Liberals two years ago. Moreover, the Liberal majority also used their influence to impede the House of Commons committees investigating the issue. They also succeeded in blocking access to the documents, even to the RCMP.
Trudeau’s former ally, Wilson-Raybould, pushes for the RCMP’s investigation on the SNC-Lavalin scandal and provides them with access to the pertinent documents. “The RCMP needs to do their job,” she pointed out.