Justice and Human Rights – March 6, 2019 – Part 1:
Gerald Butts, the former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appears before the House of Commons justice committee as it continues its study into alleged political interference in the SNC-Lavalin case.
The Prime Minister’s Office faces allegations it asked Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the criminal prosecution of the Quebec construction and engineering firm. Wilson-Raybould was shuffled out of the justice portfolio in January and quit cabinet on February 12th. Butts resigned from his role in the Prime Minister’s Office on February 18th amid ongoing fallout from the SNC-Lavalin controversy.