Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Harper government passed a measure 13 years ago to catch Liberal scandals. It worked perfectly

As the Liberal government descends into full-blown crisis, Conservatives could take some satisfaction that this is all happening in part because of a long-ago measure they implemented precisely to catch Liberal scandals. (National Post)

Jody Wilson-Raybould takes a wrecking ball to the House of Commons

Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould took a wrecking ball to the House of Commons today with her testimony before the Standing Committee on Justice when she described the pressure, direct and indirect, interference applied to her and her Chief of Staff to abandon the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin over bribery charges resulting from business dealings in Libya. (True North)
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  • Mark Norman’s defence team target Trudeau, Butts with subpoenas

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — are now the top targets of subpoenas issued for federal government notes, emails or texts they may have that relate to the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. (CBC)

    New Attorney General met with SNC lobbyists in 2017

    The new Justice Minister and Attorney General, David Lametti met with and was lobbied by SNC-Lavalin in 2017. The Montreal construction and engineering giant is involved in the biggest political scandal to hit the Trudeau government since coming into office in 2015. (TNC News)

    SNC Lavelin could face criminal charges over Montreal bridge project

    MONTREAL - Quebec prosecutors are working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, court documents show. (National Post)

    Ontario Law Society probes lawyer’s relationship with terrorist client

    A Toronto criminal lawyer faces an investigation into her relationship with a terrorist client after jail-guards alleged they saw videos of her crawling under the table during jail-house visits, the Toronto Sun has learned. (Toronto Sun)

    Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

    VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

    PMO pressed justice minister to abandon prosecution of SNC Lavelin in corruption case

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the corruption and fraud prosecution of Montreal engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., sources say, but she refused to ask federal prosecutors to make a deal with the company that could prevent a costly trial. (Globe & Mail)

    Luxury trips, lavish overspending alleged in legislature bombshell report

    VICTORIA - Two senior B.C. Legislature officials who were suspended two months ago are being investigated for allegedly fraudulent and flagrant overspending, "lavish" trips overseas, inappropriate expense claims, cash payouts and misappropriating liquor from the legislature, according to Speaker of the House Darryl Plecas. (Vancouver Sun)

    Feds say ‘star’ DEA agent abroad stole millions

    MIAMI - A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia. (AP)

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