RCMP SHOULD INVESTIGATE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR: JENEROUX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – Matt Jeneroux, the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs, is calling for an investigation into the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair.

“I listened carefully to the testimony of the former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, and like Canadians, I was disappointed and appalled by her story of inappropriate pressure from top government officials, all to free a Liberal-connected corporation of corruption charges.

“The details are as shocking as they are corrupt: multiple veiled threats to her job if she didn’t bow to her demands; urgings to consider the consequences on election results and shareholder value above judicial due process; and, reminders from Justin Trudeau to his Attorney General about his own electoral prospects should she allow SNC-Lavalin’s trial to proceed.

“It is clear the people Canadians entrusted to protect the integrity of our very nation were instead only protecting themselves and their friends.

“The RCMP must immediately open an investigation into this matter, if it hasn’t already. Canada should be a country where we are all equal under the law. Where nobody – regardless of wealth, status or political connections – is above the law. I believe we can be that country again.”

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