John Aldag.

Langley-Aldergrove MP calls for PM’s ouster

Mark Warawa repeated Andrew Scheer’s call for Trudeau to step down.

Langley-Aldergrove’s Conservative MP Mark Warawa echoed calls from his party leader for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step down over the SNC Lavalin affair.

“In my 15 years as an MP, I have never seen a scandal of this magnitude,” Warawa said in a statement. “Canadians were shocked to hear the explosive testimony of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on the SNC-Lavalin affair.”

“It’s clear there was inappropriate – and potentially illegal – pressure put on her by the highest officials in Justin Trudeau’s government, in a bid to let a Liberal-connected corporation avoid trial on corruption charges,” Warawa added.

Cloverdale-Langley City Liberal MP John Aldag defended his party and leader.

“This past week, Prime Minister Trudeau granted unprecedented freedom for former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak to the Justice Committee about the SNC Lavalin case that has been in the media recently,” Aldag said in a statement. “This shows a transparency, unparalleled in our country’s history and provides a huge contrast to the previous Conservative government who shunned the media.”

He noted in particular that Wilson-Raybould said nothign illegal occurred.

“The Prime Minister has also explicitly stated that the SNC Lavalin decision was that of the Attorney General alone to make,” Aldag said.

For the past several weeks, there have been reports that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) pressured Wilson-Raybould, then minister of justice, to intervene and obtain a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC Lavalin.

The massive Quebec-based construction firm is facing criminal corruption charges. At a Feb. 27 hearing, Wilson-Raybould said she was pressured by multiple government and PMO officials to influence her decision on whether SNC Lavalin would face prosecution.

Following that hearing, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer called for Trudeau’s resignation.

“I support Andrew Scheer’s request for the RCMP to open an investigation into the troubling events detailed in Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s testimony,” Warawa said.

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