Liberal MPs use majority to facilitate cover-up of SNC-Lavalin affair

OTTAWA – The Liberal members of the House of Commons Justice Committee have voted in favour of studying the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair and alleged PMO political interference, but have used their majority to limit the scope of the probe.

The Liberal MPs on the committee superseded the opposition motion that would have had granted the ability to dig deeper into whether the prime minister or anyone in his office tried to pressure the then-attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to abandon the criminal prosecution of a corruption and fraud case against SNC-Lavalin.

Instead, the Liberal MPs proposed their own motion that would see the committee study more broadly the topics at the heart of the affair: remediation agreements, the Shawcross doctrine—which has to do with the independence of the attorney general in making decisions—and the discussions between the AG and government colleagues.

This is corrupt. It is the Liberal Party way.