Meanwhile in Canada a crony scandal continues to rattle Ottawa, and perhaps threatens Trudeau’s leadership

 

Trudeau continues to pick his way through this political minefield.

(From The Globe and Mail)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday issued a cabinet order-in-council that waives solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence except for conversations between Ms. Wilson-Raybould and Kathleen Roussel, the director of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Ms. Wilson-Raybould has remained largely silent since The Globe and Mail reported on Feb. 7 that the Prime Minister’s Office put pressure on her to drop the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin in exchange for fines and an admission of wrongdoing.

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