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Parliament’s justice committee defeated an opposition amendment to question Jody Wilson-Raybould as well as two top Prime Minister’s Office officials today. The emergency meeting was called to debate whether to probe allegations of political interference on the part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government into the SNC-Lavalin Group criminal case. All this comes in the wake of Ms. Wilson-Raybould, the former veterans affairs minister, unexpectedly quitting Tuesday amid allegations she had been pressed by Trudeau officials to go easy on SNC-Lavalin when she was justice minister.
The committee ultimately voted along party lines on the original motion, which calls for studying the SNC-Lavalin affair. The Liberal majority voted in favour of studying the case but under a more limited focus than what the four opposition Conservatives and NDP members wanted. They wanted the committee