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What do you think about allegations of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair?

Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould testified this week that she and her staff experienced political pressure to influence a fraud case involving SNC-Lavalin — largely, to protect jobs in Quebec.

Former AG Jody Wilson-Raybould testified this week that she experienced political pressure from PMO

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Montreal he disagreed with former attorney general Jody Wilson Raybould's view she was inappropriately pressured over SNC-Lavalin, following her testimony to a House committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)
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Jody Wilson-Raybould finally got to tell Canadians her side of the story this week.

And what a story it is.

The former justice minister and attorney general alleged the prime minister — and his people — put inappropriate pressure on her, and even used veiled threats to defer the criminal prosecution of the Quebec-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

Her testimony, which lasted almost four hours, was clear, measured, and explosive. The opposition pounced, calling on the RCMP to investigate, and the prime minister to resign. Justin Trudeau is staying the course, saying he disagrees with his former attorney general, and that he won't apologize for fighting for jobs.

Some call it a crisis that goes to the heart of our democracy. Others say it's just how politics works. All week, we've heard plenty of political and legal interpretations. Today, we want to hear you, the voters, what you think.

Our question: What do you think about allegations of the Prime Minister's political interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair?


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