Trudeau’s mistreatment of a female Aboriginal minister destroys all his progressive pretensions
Jody Wilson-Raybould is a Kwakwaka’wakw Canadian politician and the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Granville. She served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in the cabinet of Justin Trudeau from 2015 until January 2019 and then as Minister of Veterans Affairs of Canada from January 14, 2019, until resigning on February 12, 2019.
On February 8, 2019, The Globe and Mail reported that sources close to the government said that the Prime Minister’s Office allegedly had attempted to influence Wilson-Raybould concerning an ongoing prosecution of SNC-Lavalin while she was Minister of Justice and Attorney General. When asked about the allegations, Trudeau said that the story in the Globe was false and that he had never “directed” Wilson-Raybould concerning the case. Wilson-Raybould refused to comment on the matter, citing solicitor-client privilege and resigned from the Trudeau cabinet on February 12, 2019.
Trudeau said he did not anticipate her resignation and expressed disappointment over her decision, as it was not reflective of the conversations they had had during their recent meetings. Following Wilson-Raybould’s resignation, Trudeau further elaborated by stating that the government abided by all rules, did its job properly and that if anyone within the government — including the former attorney-general — felt otherwise, the responsibility lay with Wilson-Raybould.
Wilson-Raybould potentially on par with Trudeau
Jody Wilson-Raybould has been called as Fenix and is that, being an independent member of parliament, fundamentally both female and aboriginal, currently on the stage of Canadian politics possesses a power potentially on a par with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It is necessary to establish that everything is derived from the flight of Scott Brison to a job in BMO, which unleashed the fatal combination of the cabinet that abruptly banished Wilson-Raybould from the highest position that an aboriginal woman has achieved in the cabinet: Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Veterans Affairs, a portfolio poorly managed and mismanaged by Mr. Trudeau’s friend and colleague, Seamus O’Regan.
Subsequently, after the revelations of Globe and Mail, the series of slippery rationalizations in a constant evolution of why it was degraded has deeply offended the Canadians sense of elementary equity.
Source: Rex Murphy | National Post