Wilson-Raybould makes final pitch to stay in Liberal caucus as colleagues consider her fate

Jody Wilson-Raybould made a final pitch to remain a Liberal MP today, insisting her actions in the SNC-Lavalin affair were always meant to protect the prime minister.

As Liberal MPs gathered to debate the question of whether she should be expelled from caucus, the former cabinet minister wrote a two-page letter to the national caucus, acknowledging many of them are “angry, hurt and frustrated.”

“And frankly so am I, and I can only speak for myself,” Wilson-Raybould writes. “I am angry, hurt and frustrated because I feel and believe I was upholding the values that we all committed to. In giving the advice I did, and taking the steps I did, I was trying to help protect the prime minister and the government from a horrible mess.”