TORONTO — A second member of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet resigned Monday over a scandal that has shaken the government in an election year. Treasury Board president Jane Philpott, who was considered a star minister, said in a resignation letter that it was "untenable" for her to continue in the Cabinet because she she could not defend the government. Philpott, who was in overall charge of government spending, deprives Trudeau of another powerful female Cabinet minister just months ahead of an election that polls show he could lose. Philpott's friend, former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, testified last week that Trudeau and senior members of his government inappropriately tried to pressure her to avoid prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company in a case involving allegations of corruption in Libya. Wilson-Raybould resigned from Cabinet last month after being demoted to veteran affairs minister weeks earlier. The scandal … [Read more...] about A growing political scandal threatens Canada’s Justin Trudeau
caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau source Drew Angerer/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embroiled in his first major scandal since taking office. His former Justice Minister and attorney general accused him in a recent hearing of improperly pressuring his officials to drop a major investigation into an influential construction company. Officials said that Trudeau tried to block them from bringing bribery and fraud charges against SNC-Lavalin because of its economic importance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing scrutiny after former Justice Minister and member of parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly accused him of trying a squash a corruption and fraud investigation into an influential Canadian construction company. Wilson-Raybould accused Trudeau and his aides of improperly pressuring her to seek a financial settlement with SNC-Lavalin, The Globe and Mail first reported in early February. The construction … [Read more...] about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing his first major scandal since taking office
By Jenny Peng Star Vancouver Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 VANCOUVER—Four days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Telus executives, the telecom giant stated that a ban on Huawei’s 5G wireless network could potentially add to costs and delay its rollout. The Vancouver-based telecom provider, the biggest user of Huawei equipment among Canadian carriers, said a 5G ban without compensation could lead to a “material” increase in the cost of Telus’ 5G deployment. “Our partnership with Huawei over the past decade has been fruitful for Canada and fruitful for all Canadians,” Telus chief executive officer Darren Entwistle said on a conference call with analysts Thursday. The partnership has allowed Telus to be “exceptionally innovative with our network deployment,” he said. The company’s top executive had a closed-door meeting with Trudeau on Monday. The prime minister gave little indication of the position … [Read more...] about Telus warns against a ban on Huawei after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
A singer on an Afghan talent show has found fame because of his 'likeness' to Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau. But Sajjad Karim, Raw Politics' guest on Monday's programme, was not so sure. "It looked like Justin Trudeau after an electric shock," he told host Tesa Arcilla, incredulously. Take a look at the clip in the video player above. … [Read more...] about Canada PM Justin Trudeau: is this Afghan singer his lookalike?
By Greg Quinn Bloomberg Josh Wingrove Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is stepping up his pressure on China in a standoff over detainees, saying the country isn’t respecting the “principles of diplomatic immunity” in one case. China seized a pair of Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, on Dec. 10 in the aftermath of Canada’s arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co. executive, Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau’s comments are an apparent reference to Kovrig, who was on leave from his position with the Canadian foreign service and had been working for the International Crisis Group. Trudeau, speaking Friday during a press conference in Regina, reiterated that Canada was operating under the “rule of law’’ in the Meng case, including granting her bail to allow her to be in her own home. He encouraged China to do the same. “This is the way we live up to our rules within our justice system,” … [Read more...] about Justin Trudeau says China is ignoring diplomatic immunity for detainee