Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to face harsh criticism following the release of a report from the ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, stating that he did in fact try to influence Jody Wilson-Raybould in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
On Monday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced that he has requested the RCMP further investigate whether Trudeau obstructed justice, contrary to section 139 of the Criminal Code.
“The lengths through which the PMO went to get its way in the SNC trial, as revealed by the ethics commissioner, are truly breathtaking,” Scheer told reporters in St. Catharines.
“We know that Justin Trudeau has [broken] the law. Now we need to know if he has committed a crime.”
Last week, Yahoo Canada asked readers whether they believe Trudeau is a trustworthy prime minister following the release of the ethics commissioner’s report. Of the 32,949 responses, 75 per cent do not believe the prime minister is trustworthy. Readers took to the comments to share their thoughts.
“It is unfortunate that we as Canadians found ourselves in this situation and Justin Trudeau's response to the outcome of the ethics commissioner's report is not helping either.”
“Yes I am reluctantly saying I trust him. I am however HUGELY disappointed in his actions even if he thought it was for ‘the greater good.’ I believe this will cost him dearly.”
“I voted NO to trusting this Liberal government. But in all honestly I've not seen a party in office in a very long time that is trust worthy.”
“Never trusted him in the first place, but honestly, I didn't expect him to be this bad.”
“As a life long Liberal who has worked in Liberal headquarters, I am embarrassed by the current Prime Minister. He is unethical, spiteful, wasteful, arrogant and deceitful.”
According to the latest survey from Campaign Research, with 2,365 Canadians polled between Aug. 9 to 13, the Conservative party has a marginal 1 per cent lead over Trudeau’s Liberal party.
Canadians continue to share their thoughts on the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the ethics commissioner’s report on social media as we move closer to federal election day in October.
Trudeau, members of the PMO, 10 liberal ministers and Clerk of the Privy Council, on 22 documented occasions, put the squeeze on @Puglaas to cut a sweetheart deal by overruling her own DPPs’ decision SNC-Lavalin did not qualify for deferred prosecution #GoodOleBoysClub https://t.co/Hq5XVxBmKn— Dr. Michele Jacobsen (@dmichelej) August 19, 2019
Why is it when Andrew Scheer lies about 'saving' jobs in Alberta Canada's news media trips over each other to kiss his butt? But when Justin Trudeau says he was trying to save 9,000 Canadian jobs re SNC Lavalin #fakescandal media throws spitballs at him?— FranklyMyDear (@MrDash109) August 17, 2019
Why IS that? #cdnpoli
It is mind-boggling to hear Justin Trudeau say over that he broke the law to “protect Canadians” - he means Canadians who happen to be running for the Federal Party in October since no other Canadians were genuinely protected by his intentional attempt to obstruct justice.— Edward Prutschi (@Prutschi) August 14, 2019