Can Wilson-Raybould claim solicitor-client privilege over SNC-Lavalin if she officially wasn’t a lawyer at the time?

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was not formally a lawyer in the eyes of the legal profession at the time the decision was made to continue with the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on charges of fraud and corruption, CBC News has learned.

For some, that calls into question her decision to cite solicitor-client privilege in refusing to comment on the specifics of the growing controversy over the Quebec-based engineering firm’s criminal case.

Meanwhile the Globe is claiming… Wilson-Raybould told cabinet SNC-Lavalin pressure was improper

Former attorney-general voiced concerns in Tuesday meeting about officials pressing her to order a settlement; company said in wake of prosecutor’s Sept. 4 decision that it could move to Britain