Trudeau admits Wilson-Raybould challenged him on SNC-Lavalin

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould asked her boss last fall to clarify if he was “directing” her to make a decision in the disputed bribery prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Trudeau refused to say exactly what he told his former attorney general at the time, or whether he indicated his own preference to her amid a big campaign that was underway to influence the government’s decision about offering SNC-Lavalin a deal that would avoid the economic consequences of potential criminal liability.

The only way to ensure this has an impact is to see that the LPC is voted out in October. Do not expect a judicial remedy to rid us of PM Airhead. It will not happen.

This is good news but it is just one poll.

Well isn’t this ever so convenient… Former SNC executive has obstruction charge dropped because of excessive delays

MONTREAL — A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds it took too long to bring the case to trial.

Sami Bebawi, a former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president, and his Montreal-based tax lawyer, Constantine Kyres, had been accused of offering a $10-million bribe to have a key witness change his testimony in a fraud and corruption case against Bebawi.

The alleged recipient of the offer was Riadh Ben Aissa, another former SNC-Lavalin executive, who was detained in Switzerland at the time on charges of corrupting officials in Libya on behalf of the Canadian engineering firm.