Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from Trudeau cabinet

OTTAWA – Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has resigned from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.

This comes amid ongoing questions about into whether Trudeau or anyone in his office tried to have Wilson-Raybould abandon the prosecution of a case against SNC-Lavalin when she was justice minister and attorney general.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called an emergency cabinet meeting for Tuesday morning, though most ministers are in their ridings or fanned out across the country, so many will be teleconferencing in and not all together around the cabinet table in Ottawa.

Yesterday Trudeau said he still has « full confidence » in Wilson-Raybould and that he respects her citing solicitor-client privilege as the reason why she has not yet publically commented on the reported allegations that have rocked Parliament Hill.

With a heavy heart I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Prime Minister as a member of Cabinet…

— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) February 12, 2019

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