Canada Legislators Reject Probe Into Government Officials Over Ethics Woes | 2/13/2019 | Staff
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian parliament’s justice committee on Wednesday rejected an opposition bid to question senior officials about allegations of political interference that are becoming a problem for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Former Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould quit unexpectedly on Tuesday amid allegations she had been pressured by Trudeau’s team to go easy on SNC-Lavalin Group Inc last year when she was justice minister and attorney general.

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The committee, dominated by Liberal legislators, defeated an opposition proposal to question Wilson-Raybould as well as two top aides in the prime minister’s office.

“It’s a cover-up and it’s becoming clearer by the day,” Conservative lawmaker Michael Cooper told the committee after the vote.

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Liberals on the committee, who said it was not clear there had been any wrongdoing, said they wanted to discuss the matter further behind closed doors next week.

The televised meeting maintained the pressure on Trudeau, who faces a tough re-election battle this October.

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Speaking in the Ontario city of Sudbury, Trudeau repeated his insistence that the government had done nothing wrong.

“If anyone, any minister including the former attorney general, felt that we were not living up to that standard, it was her...
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