Discussions with attorney general about SNC-Lavalin were ‘troubling,’ legal expert says

OTTAWA—Discussions the Prime Minister’s Office had with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould about criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin are “troubling,” lack a strong legal justification and may have led to her being “fired,” a respected jurist said Monday.

“It may well be that we have a situation where we have a prosecutor that was removed from her role, as opposed to an attorney general that should have resigned,” Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a former Saskatchewan provincial court judge, told the Commons justice committee.

Make no mistake. The Trudeau government attempted to subvert the judicial process to benefit SNC-Lavalin. There is no other way to spin this.