If Jane Philpott doesn’t have confidence in Justin Trudeau, why should anyone else?: Robyn Urback

If your stomach can handle it, spend a few minutes listening to the interview Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gave to CBC’s Ottawa Morning last week, the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould testified before the House of Commons justice committee.

Wilson-Raybould, you’ll recall, spent the previous afternoon meticulously filleting the prime minister’s credibility on the SNC-Lavalin file, calling the pressure on her to seek a remediation agreement for the company in its criminal case “consistent and sustained.” Wilson-Raybould manoeuvred the knife like a Michelin-star chef, placing Justin Trudeau at the centre of the alleged influence campaign.

That’s why it was so off-putting to listen to Freeland, speaking to radio host Robyn Bresnahan the next morning, slobbering over the bones Wilson-Raybould had left behind when she exited the committee room last Wednesday.