Commissioner finds prime minister violated ethics

Canada’s ethics commissioner says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured the country’s former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company in a conflict of interest case.
Wednesday’s report comes just before the official start of campaigning for the October 21 general election.
Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says Trudeau’s attempts to influence the former attorney general and justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, were contrary to the constitutional principle of prosecutorial independence.
Wilson-Raybould says she believes she was demoted because she didn’t give in to pressure to reach a remediation agreement with a company accused of bribing officials in Libya. Read More…

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