Lawrence MacAulay named veterans affairs minister in mini cabinet shuffle

Ellis weighs in on SNC Lavalin fallout

Ellis weighs in on SNC Lavalin fallout

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Friday after Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from Veteran's Affairs last month.

LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty ImagesCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media in Ottawa on February 27, 2019.

Two other ministers already in cabinet are taking on new responsibilities: Marie-Claude Bibeau replaces MacAulay as agriculture minister and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef takes on the additional portfolio of global development.

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The fact that Wilson-Raybould was a respected and principled Indigenous cabinet member, who appears to have been removed from her role as attorney general because she refused to cave to political pressure from the PMO, only makes a bad situation even worse.

Wilson-Raybould testified on Wednesday that when she was justice minister past year, officials in the Liberal government leaned on her to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid a corruption trial.

"Given the subsequent chain of events that include portions of conversations that reference huge pressure and political interference and the subsequent removal of the former attorney general and justice minister from the position. there is reason to believe that pressure and interference did occur", the letter says.

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