Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) with Jane Philpott at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2017. Photo: Reuters

‘Spectacular blow’ to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau as star minister Jane Philpott quits cabinet over his handling of SNC-Lavalin scandal

  • Treasury Board president Jane Philpott says she cannot defend the government over claims the attorney general was pressured to drop a bribery prosecution
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned as attorney general last week, and has refused to say she has confidence in PM Justin Trudeau
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) with Jane Philpott at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he ‘totally disagrees’ with the characterisation of his former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that he behaved inappropriately as he tried to prevent the criminal prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Photo: AFP

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau denies wrongdoing, says he ‘totally disagrees’ with ex-minister who accuses him of meddling in SNC-Lavalin bribery case

  • Trudeau says former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould could be removed from the ruling Liberal Party after she refused to say she had confidence in him
  • She told MPs on Wednesday that Trudeau’s office inappropriately tried to get her to prevent the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he ‘totally disagrees’ with the characterisation of his former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that he behaved inappropriately as he tried to prevent the criminal prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Photo: AFP
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