OTTAWA – Now that the government has waived Jody Wilson-Raybould’s solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence, the House Justice Committee wants to hear from the former cabinet minister at the centre of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair within the next 24 hours.
Tuesday morning the committee sent Wilson-Raybould a letter requesting her presence at 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon. Wilson-Raybould has yet to confirm that she’ll appear at this time.
Citing the Order in Council Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued Monday evening, the committee says they now have the clarity on confidence, privilege, and a parliamentary convention known as “sub judice” which deals with speaking about cases currently before the courts. These were issues that both Wilson-Raybould and the MPs who are conducting the probe were looking for more legal assurances on before having her appear.
What’s up with the hurry up?