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"How dare you do that to Jody?" she added, referring to Wilson-Raybould, the first Indigenous person to act as Canada's attorney general and justice minister.

October 10 - SNC-Lavalin issues a news release saying it strongly disagrees with the director of prosecutions' position and remains open and committed to negotiating a remediation agreement.

Privately, several members of his caucus have said Trudeau has badly fumbled his handling of the controversy.

Wilson-Raybould resisted the pressure, and quit the Cabinet last month.

Both Wilson-Raybould and Philpott, who was a doctor before entering politics in 2015, were recruited by Trudeau to enter politics in the 2015 election.

The resignation came five days after former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould told the Justice Committee of the House of Commons that she faced "consistent and sustained" political pressure from Trudeau and senior officials, including veiled threats on the need to shelve the criminal prosecution of the Montreal construction and engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

Here's betting that (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau and his ilk will allow ISIS brides back into Canada. after all, once a Canadian always a Canadian. they'll arrive, probably with a welcome from Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen and a big hug from Chrystia Freeland.

Justin Trudeau hunkered down in the Prime Minister's Office Wednesday as he awaited what Liberals hope will be pivotal testimony Wednesday from his former principal secretary.

A lawyer, Erskine-Smith said while Wilson-Raybould's testimony was "compelling", there needs to be full airing of facts in a non-partisan setting.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President Natan Obed said in a statement to APTN Monday that he's "saddened to learn she has resigned from cabinet", explaining ITK had a "productive working relationship" with Philpott, particularly on the issues of suicide prevention, tuberculosis elimination, child welfare and the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.

"I think women across the country are looking at that and understanding it", she said. Now two of his most high-profile female Cabinet ministers have resigned in solidarity.

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Mr Trudeau has maintained that any discussions he had with Ms Wilson-Raybould were lawful and appropriate and that his government was concerned that thousands of jobs were at stake if the company went to trial.

Trudeau said he "completely disagrees" with his former attorney general's characterization of events, insisting that he and his team were rightly looking to safeguard up to 9,000 Canadian jobs, including in his own Quebec electoral district. For Philpott, there was no possible explanation Trudeau insiders could offer that would paint the prime minister and his government in a better light.

Wilson-Raybould was convinced her refusal to help SNC-Lavalin was behind the demotion.

The former attorney general also testified that at the same meeting Trudeau reminded her, "I am an MP in Québec - the member for Papineau". The Privy Council clerk also challenges Wilson-Raybould's assertion that solicitor-client privilege prevents her from responding to allegations.

Trudeau faces other crises.

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh reiterated his call for a public inquiry into the affair. The motion was easily defeated by the Liberal majority in the House of Commons.

The woman continued to shout until the Liberal supporters around clapped and cheered to drown out her voice.

Philpott has been widely seen as one of Trudeau's most capable ministers.

February 27 - Wilson-Raybould tells the Commons justice committee she came under "consistent and sustained" pressure - including veiled threats - from the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council Office and the finance minister's office to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Marie-Claude Bibeau replaces MacAulay as agriculture minister and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef takes on the additional portfolio of global development.

Then-Canada's Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott speaks during the Assembly of First Nations, Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 2, 2018.


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