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Former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould

Wilson Raybould says she never had an ‘end game’ planned during SNC affair

OTTAWA -Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says there was never a specific “end game” for her during the SNC controversy that had anything to do with power.

Some of Wilson-Raybould’s former Liberal colleagues and other political observers have questioned what she wanted to achieve by speaking out about pressure she felt to intervene in the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied he or his staff acted improperly but he has conceded there was an “erosion of trust”

between his office and the former justice minister.

Wilson-Raybould tells The Canadian Press she simply wanted to do her job.

Though the affair saw her kicked out of the Liberal caucus, she says she’s comfortable with being an Independent member of Parliament and she’ll keep doing the work she’s always wanted to do.

This week, she and former Liberal cabinet minister Jane Philpott _who also resigned over the government’s handling of the controversy, announced they would run for re-election as Independents in the upcoming general election.

 

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