March 4th 2019, Jane Philpott, regarded as one of Justin Trudeau’s most competent cabinet ministers, quit. And on her way out, she blasted Trudeau as deeply unethical.
Philpott says Trudeau and his cronies have corrupted Canada’s judicial system, and she can no longer in conscience be a part of his cabinet.
Here’s what she said:
It grieves me to resign from a portfolio where I was at work to deliver an important mandate. I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities, constitutional obligations. There can be a cost to acting on one’s principles, but there is a bigger cost to abandoning them.
This is a stunning development. And it shows that there must be much more than Trudeau’s insiders know, if they’re abandoning ship.
And yet Trudeau’s hand-picked replacement as Attorney General, David Lametti, refuses to call for any public inquiry, let alone for an RCMP investigation.
That’s not good enough for two Liberal cabinet ministers. And more may yet quit.
It’s time the RCMP investigate these most serious charges.
Trudeau can’t be trusted to investigate himself, and neither can Lametti, and neither can his lackeys on Parliament’s Justice Committee.
Only an RCMP investigation — with the power of search warrants — can get to the bottom of this.
The Montreal-based company SNC-Lavalin is one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies and one of the most corrupt.
SNC-Lavalin is also a major donor to the Liberal Party of Canada. The two entities are incredibly intertwined.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Justin Trudeau and his inner circle allegedly attempted to go to bat for SNC-Lavalin when they got caught bribing the Libyan government under its former dictator, the brutal Moammar Gadaffi.
SNC-Lavalin does work all over the world, but in Canada, the company faces fraud and corruption charges related to nearly $50 million in bribes it is alleged to have paid to Gadaffi’s gang. Part of that gang included Gadaffi’s son, who SNC-Lavalin invited to live in Montreal. While he was there, SNC-Lavalin financed his debauchery, including using petty cash to pay for prostitutes, strippers, and pornography.
Then, when SNC-Lavalin was caught, asked their friends in government to let them pay a fine and apologize, instead of going to trial and being truly accountable for their crimes.
Our Justice Minister at the time, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was having none of that. She wasn’t willing to meddle in the Canadian justice system to give Liberal Party friends favourable treatment. And her party turned on her for it.
But unlike other bullied silent Liberals, Wilson-Raybould spoke up and fought back against Trudeau’s corruption. She testified that Justin Trudeau and his staff — including his principal secretary and best friend Gerald Butts, as well as Katie Telford, Trudeau’s chief of staff — spent months trying to obstruct justice in the SNC-Lavalin case. (That’s a crime that is punishable with up to 10 years in prison).
Justin Trudeau has said he is going to leave this decision with the ethics commissioner, but that’s not enough. This isn’t just about ethics — it’s also about criminality. The RCMP must now get involved and conduct a criminal investigation into Trudeau and his staff