Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Scandal

Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Scandal

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:42 am

SHOCKER: WHY JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD WAS KNIFED BY JUSTIN TRUDEAU

Is Justin Trudeau’s PMO corrupt?

And did they punish the first female indigenous leader for refusing to go along with a dirty deal for their cronies?


This Globe and Mail story strongly suggests the answer is yes, to both questions. If true, this is corruption at the very highest levels of the federal government.

I’ve known this story was coming, but didn’t know it would be this bad. It’s bad.

It’s now clear that Justin Trudeau knifed Jody Wilson-Raybould because she refused to protect friends of Justin Trudeau. Friends enmeshed in multiple corruption scandals.

This one has its all: racism, cronyism, corruption. More shocking highlights below. Link here. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politic ... c-lavalin/

Non-paywalled: https://outline.com/Rh4rNP

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.

SNC-Lavalin has sought to avoid a criminal trial on fraud and corruption charges stemming from an RCMP investigation into its business dealings in Libya…

Sources say Ms. Wilson-Raybould, who was justice minister and attorney-general until she was shuffled to Veterans Affairs early this year, came under heavy pressure to persuade the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to change its mind.

Sources say officials from Mr. Trudeau’s office, whom they did not identify, had urged Ms. Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister, to press the public prosecution office to abandon the court proceedings.


Ms. Wilson-Raybould trusted the judgment of the public prosecutor and did not believe it was proper for the attorney-general to intervene, especially if there could be any suggestion of political interference, sources say…

Since the beginning of 2017, representatives of SNC-Lavalin met with federal government officials and parliamentarians more than 50 times on the topic of “justice” and “law enforcement,” according to the federal lobbyists registry. This includes 14 visits with people in the PMO. Those they met included Gerald Butts, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, and Mathieu Bouchard, Mr. Trudeau’s senior adviser on Quebec – whom they met 12 times. Mr. Trudeau’s senior policy adviser, Elder Marques, also met with company representatives.

This revelation, if true, is a clear violation of section 139(2) of the Criminal Code.

http://warrenkinsella.com/2019/02/shock ... n-trudeau/
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:48 am

Your Globe and Mail link only works if you are a subscriber.


Let’s see Jody cross the floor. One good back stabbing deserves another.

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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:54 am

TreeGuy wrote:Your Globe and Mail link only works if you are a subscriber.


Let’s see Jody cross the floor. One good back stabbing deserves another.


I added a link that isn't paywalled. https://outline.com/Rh4rNP

I'm sure that this will balloon today into other media, saw it first mentioned on BNN/Bloomberg.

My respect for Jody Wilson-Raybould is growing faster than the federal deficit today.
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Pete Podoski » Feb 7th, 2019, 9:37 am

Here we go!

C.T.V. and others picking it up now.

https://twitter.com/DonMartinCTV/status ... gr%5Etweet

And more, via Canadian Press:

PMO pressured justice minister to drop prosecution of SNC-Lavalin: Globe


The Canadian Press

Published Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:14AM EST

OTTAWA -- The Globe and Mail says former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould disappointed the Prime Minister's Office by refusing to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution.

The Quebec engineering and construction giant has been facing legal trouble over allegations it paid millions of dollars in bribes to get government business in Libya, which would be a crime under Canadian law.

As justice minister, Wilson-Raybould could have gotten involved in the case against the company by directing federal prosecutors to negotiate a “remediation agreement,” a way of undoing damage without admitting the company itself was at fault for things particular employees did.

The Globe reports that SNC-Lavalin repeatedly lobbied Justin Trudeau's aides for a deal and Trudeau's office leaned on Wilson-Raybould to make it happen.

No such agreement was ever reached and Wilson-Raybould was moved to be minister of veterans affairs in a January cabinet shuffle.

https://www.cp24.com/news/pmo-pressured ... -1.4286684
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Pete Podoski » Feb 7th, 2019, 10:29 am

Want to see a man lying? Watch this video on Global as Trudeau sticks to a script, and refuses to answer the questions asked of him.

He's busted. Rot in jail, Justin.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4934682/just ... -raybould/

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a report by the Globe and Mail that his office tried to get the former justice minister to prevent a trial of SNC-Lavalin is “false.”

But he refused to give clear answers when pressed by reporters on whether he or his office tried to “influence” the prosecution of the case more broadly.

“The allegations in the Globe story this morning are false,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about the allegations.

“Neither the current nor the previous attorney general was ever directed by me nor anyone in my office to take a decision in this matter.”

Reporters noted that the questions raised in the article are not only about “directing” action.

“Not necessarily direct, prime minister. Was there any sort of influence whatsoever,” one reporter asked.


Trudeau responded by saying again that “at no time did we direct the attorney general, current or previous, to take any decision whatsoever in this matter.”
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby hobbyguy » Feb 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Interesting story. This one is a real hot potato for the Liberals. It has the potential to hang over them like the Duffy scandal hung over the Conservatives.

Good for the free press for getting this out there.

Certainly has boxed SNC in. The corrupt %$^&% only have one out now, the success or failure of their judicial review application regarding the prosecution proceeding. My bet is the courts decide that a full prosecution is the way to go.

There is something about the Quebec construction business culture that is rotten. It extends into other areas, like shipbuilding in ways that I don't understand, but there is something that so often seems to have a bad smell about it.

The other thing that has a bad smell about it is the influence in Ottawa of the PMO unelected players. Good for Jody! She "blew them off". It is a shame that Michael Chong's attempts to fix that PMO influence got gutted during the Harper government.

Brent Rathgeber is the kind of politician we need more of, and the "boys in short pants" did him in. It looks to me like "the boys in short pants" may have done in Jody. It looks to me like Jody put what is right ahead of the nonsense from the boys in short pants, and paid a price.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/stephen-maher-the-boys-in-short-pants-government-run-by-pmos-youthful-zealots-ex-tory-mp-says

"Brent Rathgeber, the MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, describes the gulf between the way the system is supposed to work and the way it is working in his new book, Irresponsible Government, The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada.

Rathgeber left the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent last year to escape the boys in short pants.

“Observers and former ministers confirm that PMO decisions and plans are distributed at cabinet meetings for perfunctory approval or rubber stamping,” he writes."

This story looks on the surface like a continuation of that same problem. Too many times we see ministers and MPs that are doing a good job getting benched for no apparent reason, and I suspect it is "the boys in short pants" behind it. There is far too much power given to the PMO.

If this story has real "legs" it could be the end of JT and the Liberals chances this fall, but if that is the case, will we be just trading one set of "boys in short pants" for another? My guess is yes, especially with Hamish Marshall at the top of the heap in Conservative politics.

It is high time for real democratic reform. That can only come by freeing up MPs to follow the lead of those like Brent Rathgeber, Michael Chong, and Jody Wilson-Raybould who want to what is right. That responsibility lands with us, the voters, to vote in the best candidate in each riding, regardless of party affiliation. It is a real shame that a dedicated person like Brent Rathgeber got pushed right out the door by "the boys in short pants".
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Symbonite » Feb 7th, 2019, 2:41 pm

Quebec > Canada

SNC - Lavalin > former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau = President Trump
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.

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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 7th, 2019, 3:12 pm

What a piece of *bleep* our current PM is. Can't wait for Scheer to clean up this *bleep* pile the Liberals have built in Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau is a peanut-chucking snollygoster snowflake. But he has nice dimples. Remember, the hypocrisy of the Left knows no bounds.

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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Omnitheo » Feb 7th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I don’t know how anyone can seriously say something like Trudeau=Trump.
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Pete Podoski » Feb 7th, 2019, 5:11 pm

Omnitheo wrote:I don’t know how anyone can seriously say something like Trudeau=Trump.


I tend to agree with you.

Trump actually cares about his country.

But this scandal doesn't involve Trump. It involves Trudeau, and he's in the same boat as Gérald Tremblay. Actually, probably in a worse boat, as Trudeau is now caught trying to corrupt the judicial system at the highest level. Tremblay was just in a municipal hole.
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Wow, JW-R really foretold her story about Trudeau's interference in the SNC case on the day he fired her from the Attorney General position. Just look at the highlighted sections of what she wrote that day. She knew this story of the prime minister's office's corruption would eventually come out.


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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Urbane » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:41 pm

This story reminds us why it's not easy to predict election outcomes months in advance. This story could be Trudeau's undoing. Looking at what we have seen, and Trudeau's non-answers today, along with the previous comments from Jody Wilson-Raybould, it would certainly appear that Trudeau and the PMO were engaging in improper conduct. Many were scratching their heads when she was shuffled out of the AG Ministry and perhaps we now know why.
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby hobbyguy » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Yep. NO politician should ever poke their noses into legal proceedings. If a firm like SNC wants to talk to anyone political - the answer should be "sorry, that is a legal matter, and as such we are unable to meet with you".

The PMO "boys in short pants" may have crossed a line here. I guess the answer will come out at SNC's judicial review. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-snc-lavalin-requests-court-review-of-federal-decision-to-exclude-it/

In the end, the correct decision was made, and the courts will decide. Unfortunately, we won't get clarity until that judicial review is done.

This will be an interesting mess to follow. SNC has a lousy reputation to start with. I suspect they are afraid of what a full trial will uncover, but that is just speculation.
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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby floppi » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:53 pm

Gone_Fishin wrote:Wow, JW-R really foretold her story about Trudeau's interference in the SNC case on the day he fired her from the Attorney General position. Just look at the highlighted sections of what she wrote that day. She knew this story of the prime minister's office's corruption would eventually come out.


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Looked like someone photoshopped it. Let's see ur source for it :biggrin: . I get all suspicious when someone post something like that without one.

If your writing about her defensive exit letter, she was trying to save face. The legal professionals knew she was weak and ineffective so JT did the right thing in changing her portfolio.

The cold, hard truth is that Wilson-Raybould’s time as Canada’s justice minister was a massive disappointment for anyone who hoped the Liberal government would actually follow through on its lofty justice promises.

Sure, in her bizarrely self-defensive exit letter, Wilson-Raybould claimed that there was “very little, if anything, in my mandate letter we have not done or is not well under way to completing.” Wilson-Raybould may be protesting a little too much on this one, because any honest reading of her mandate letter only highlights her failures.


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Re: Breaking: Trudeau, Raybould, SNC, and PMO Corruption Sca

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2019, 6:57 pm

The CCLA is already calling for a full investigation. There's a good point in the article, highlighting that the Trudeau government's illegal interference revolves around a company that is in, of all provinces, Quebec, that province that is so significant to Trudeau's hopes of re-election. The motive for his meddling has never been stronger, as western alienation rises to heights never seen before, with Quebec being his only hope.

I just knew there would be some sort of sandal to refresh voters' minds before the election, but I never expected a bombshell like this one. Mr Teflon won't be able to shirk the overwhelming stink from this.
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