OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former prime minister, Gerald Butts, says that he has provided notes and text messages to the Justice Commission of the House of Commons in response to the evidence presented last week by L & Excompat general Jody Wilson-Raybould on the current controversy of SNC-Lavalin.
In a tweet published today, Butts says he has delivered notes and texts between him and Wilson-Raybould after reviewing the materials he sent last week.
On Friday, the justice committee published a 43-page summary of Wilson-Raybould, which includes emails and text messages, as well as a 17 minute audio clip of a phone call recorded secretly between her and Michael Wernick , the most important public in the country. server
On December 19, Wernick asks Wilson-Raybould why he is not using all the tools at his disposal in the case of SNC-Lavalin, but he commits to saying that he will not annul the decision of the director of public prosecutions against criminal charges SNC-Lavalin for bribes and fraud.
Wernick told him that the Prime Minister was "very determined" about the issue and would probably "find the way to do it one way or another."
Butts, who resigned as chief secretary of Trudeau last month, told the justice committee that he believes no one in the prime minister's office did anything wrong and that Wilson-Raybould was not complaining about doing Faced with undue pressure on the case.
Butts presented the additional material to support his own version of the events to the commission on Sunday. The documents must be translated into French and their release has been approved by panel members before public release.
President Anthony Housefather said on Sunday he was not sure how long this process could take, but he said it would normally be a day or two.
Talking to Brampton (Ont.), Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said that the last action of Butts shows that the liberal government was too fast to close the investigation of the justice committee on whether it was carried out Undue political pressure on the Attorney General on the trial against SNC-Lavalin.
"Beyond the shadow of a doubt, we now know that there was a high level attempt to interfere in this process," said Scheer. "Now we ask the ethics committee to allow an investigation."