SNC-Lavalin Scandal

January 24, 2020

(Tony Lam's Comments: Another month another scandal)


Canadian Press 

A timeline of the SNC-Lavalin affair


Feb 19 2015 To March 6 2019


A chronology of events in the SNC-Lavalin controversy:

Feb. 19, 2015 – The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin, over allegations it used bribery to get government business in Libya. SNC-Lavalin says the charges are without merit and stem from “alleged reprehensible deeds by former employees who left the company long ago.” A conviction could bar the company from bidding on Canadian government business, potentially devastating it.

Oct. 19 – The Liberals win a federal election, taking power from the Conservatives. Two weeks later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau names Jody Wilson-Raybould minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. She is the first Indigenous person to hold the post, which combines duties as a politician (heading the Department of Justice) and a legal official (overseeing prosecutions).

March 27, 2018 – The Liberals table a budget bill that includes a change to the Criminal Code allowing “remediation agreements,” plea-bargain-like deals between prosecutors and accused corporations in which they can avoid criminal proceedings by making reparations for previous bad behaviour. SNC-Lavalin had lobbied for such a provision in Canadian law.

Spring – Although the bill has yet to pass, SNC-Lavalin contacts Public Prosecution Service lawyers to ensure they have all relevant information for a possible invitation to negotiate a remediation agreement. During the next three months, in response to requests from prosecutors, SNC-Lavalin provides detailed information it sees as making a strong case for an agreement.

Sept. 4 – The prosecution service tells SNC-Lavalin it will not invite the firm to negotiate a remediation agreement.

Sept. 17 – Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould discuss the SNC-Lavalin file. As attorney general, Wilson-Raybould could overrule the prosecution service, directing it to negotiate an agreement with the company. (Trudeau later says Wilson-Raybould asked him if he planned to tell her what to do concerning the prosecution – a conversation that he says ended with him telling her any decision was hers alone.)

Sept. 18 – SNC-Lavalin representatives meet with Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick, Canada’s most senior public servant, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau to discuss issues including “justice and law enforcement.”

Sept. 21 – The remediation-agreement provisions come into legal force.

Oct. 9 – The prosecution service confirms in writing it will not invite SNC-Lavalin to negotiate a remediation agreement, a decision the company challenges in Federal Court. That challenge is ongoing.

Oct. 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. SNC-Lavalin shares fall nearly 14 per cent, closing at $44.86 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. That’s the lowest close since March 2, 2016.

Oct. 11 – SNC-Lavalin meets with Elder Marques, a senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office, to discuss “justice and law enforcement.”

Nov. 5 and 19 – SNC-Lavalin meets with Mathieu Bouchard, another senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office, to discuss “justice and law enforcement.”
December – According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Wilson-Raybould raises the remediation case with Gerald Butts, the prime minister’s principal secretary, and he tells her to talk to Wernick, the Privy Council clerk.

Jan. 14, 2019 – Trudeau shuffles his cabinet after the resignation of Treasury Board president Scott Brison. Wilson-Raybould is moved from Justice to Veterans Affairs, widely seen as a demotion. David Lametti, a Montreal MP and former law professor, becomes justice minister. Wilson-Raybould posts a long letter outlining her record as justice minister and noting a great deal of work remains to be done toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Feb. 7 – Citing unnamed sources, the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that Trudeau’s aides attempted to press Wilson-Raybould, while attorney general, to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, and that exasperation with her lack of co-operation was one reason for shuffling her out of the justice portfolio. Trudeau denies any impropriety. Wilson-Raybould says solicitor-client privilege prevents her from speaking about dealings she had on the case while attorney general.

Feb. 11 – Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says he’s beginning an investigation. Trudeau says he’s spoken to Wilson-Raybould and confirmed with her that he said any decision on the SNC-Lavalin prosecution was entirely hers. Her continued presence in his cabinet speaks for itself, he says.

Feb. 12 – Wilson-Raybould resigns as veterans-affairs minister and says she’s hired former Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell to advise her on the limits of solicitor-client privilege. Trudeau says he’s surprised and disappointed that Wilson-Raybould has quit, and that if she felt undue pressure in her role as attorney general, she had a duty to report it to him.

Feb. 13 – The House of Commons justice committee debates its own probe of the issue. Liberals use their majority on the committee to call one closed-door meeting and hear from senior officials (Lametti as justice minister, the top bureaucrat in his department, and the Privy Council clerk) who can talk about the tension between the minister of justice’s duties as a politician and his or her responsibilities as attorney general of Canada. The Liberals say this is a first step in a cautious investigation, but the opposition calls it a coverup.

Feb. 15 – Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould asked him in September whether he would direct her one way or another on the SNC-Lavalin question. He says he told her he would not.

Feb. 18 – Butts resigns as Trudeau’s principal secretary. He denies any impropriety but says his presence in the Prime Minister’s Office has become a distraction.

Feb. 19 – Wilson-Raybould stuns observers by attending a meeting of the very cabinet from which she had resigned a week earlier. Trudeau says she had asked to speak there and was invited to do so but cabinet confidentiality means nothing can be revealed about why or what was said. After the meeting, Wilson-Raybould says she is still talking to her lawyer about what she can and can’t say publicly.

Feb. 20 – Trudeau says that while an airing of the facts is needed, he is confident the examinations underway by the ethics commissioner and the justice committee will provide it. The Liberals use their House of Commons majority to defeat an opposition motion calling for a public inquiry into allegations the Prime Minister’s Office pressured Wilson-Raybould.

Feb. 21 – Wernick launches a vigorous defence of the government’s handling of the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, bluntly declaring allegations of political interference to be false and even defamatory. The Privy Council clerk also challenges Wilson-Raybould’s assertion that solicitor-client privilege prevents her from responding to allegations.

Feb. 25 – Trudeau partly waives both solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality for his former attorney general, paving the way for Wilson-Raybould to tell her side of the SNC-Lavalin saga to the justice committee and ethics commissioner. The order specifically notes, however, that she cannot speak publicly about communication she had with Kathleen Roussel, the director of public prosecutions.

Feb. 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. Trudeau says he rejects her characterization of events. Scheer calls on Trudeau to resign. Singh calls for a public inquiry into the scandal.

Feb. 28 – Butts asks to testify before the justice committee, saying he believes he has evidence that will help the committee get to the bottom of the affair.

Mar. 1 – Trudeau makes longtime MP Lawrence MacAulay his new veterans-affairs minister as part of a minor cabinet shuffle. Marie-Claude Bibeau replaces MacAulay as agriculture minister and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef takes on the additional portfolio of international development. All three express support for Trudeau.

Mar. 2 – Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes says she will not be seeking re-election in October in her riding of Whitby, Ont. Caesar-Chavannes says her decision is not related to the SNC Lavalin controversy, although she adds she has “tremendous respect” for Wilson-Raybould.

March 4 – Philpott quits cabinet, saying she has lost confidence in the way the government has dealt with the ongoing affair and citing her obligation to defend the cabinet as long as she is a part of it. Trudeau names Carla Qualtrough interim Treasury Board president.
At a rally in Toronto, Trudeau says the ongoing affair “has generated an important discussion” about how ministers, staff and officials conduct themselves. “Concerns of this nature,” he says, “must be taken very seriously and I can assure you that I am.”

March 6 – The justice committee plans a meeting, with Butts scheduled to testify in the morning for two hours, and Wernick and the top civil servant at the Justice Department in the afternoon.




January 26 2013

Millions in SNC-Lavalin bribes bought Gadhafi’s playboy son yachts: unsealed RCMP documents


September 18 2013 

Canada now dominates World Bank corruption list, thanks to SNC-Lavalin




December 11 2015

SNC-Lavalin makes deal that allows it to bid on federal contracts


April 14 2017

Former SNC executives, businessman acquitted in corruption case


August 24 2017

Former bridge official pleads guilty to taking bribes from SNC-Lavalin


May 15 2018

Bill quietly introduced in federal budget proposes tool to ease corporate crime penalties


October 10 2018

SNC Lavalin stock plunges after federal prosecutors decline to negotiate a deal


December 14 2018

Deferred prosecution agreement not right in SNC-Lavalin case


December 17 2018

Former hospital manager who took $10 million bribe to favour SNC Lavalin bid sentenced to 39 months in prison


January 19 2019

Key figure in illegal election financing scheme quietly pleads guilty


January 25 2019

Millions in SNC-Lavalin bribes bought Gaddafi's playboy son luxury yachts, unsealed RCMP documents allege


February 1 2019

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty in bribery case


February 7 2019

PMO pressed Wilson-Raybould to abandon prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; Trudeau denies his office ‘directed’ her




“CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT”: Bombshell Report Alleges Trudeau PMO Tried Forcing Justice Minister To Intervene In Corruption & Fraud Case Against Massive Montreal-Based Construction Company SNC-Lavalin


Trudeau denies report of PMO interference in justice case


Shocker: Why Jody Wilson-Raybould was knifed by Justin Trudeau


Listen Closely: Justin Trudeau’s ‘Denial’ Of Bombshell Corruption Report Has A Big Loophole


Trudeau’s office allegedly pressured Justice Minister to drop case against company with deep Liberal ties


Trudeau denies report his office pressured attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin

Trudeau denies report of PMO interference in justice case


Jody Wilson-Raybould Tried Warning Canadians


Billions at stake for SNC-Lavalin — corruption conviction would bar firm from federal contracts for 10 years


For a commission of inquiry into SNC-Lavalin and the Prime Minister’s Office





February 8 2019

Stephen LeDrew: Meddling in the justice system could be Trudeau's end


John Ivison: The government needs to let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak


Andrew Coyne: Hard to overstate seriousness of SNC-Lavalin allegations


EDITORIAL: Canadians deserve answers on PMO legal interference


Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Listed As Past Donor To Trudeau Foundation


NP View: Trudeau's 'rule of law' lectures to China seem laughable after SNC-Lavalin


A closer look at SNC-Lavalin's sometimes murky past


DISGUSTING: Trudeau PMO Throws Jody Wilson-Raybould Under The Bus, While She’s Legally Prevented From Defending Herself


Jody Wilson-Raybould’s father: ‘I think she was kicked in the teeth’


Despite scandals, SNC-Lavalin viewed as crown jewel in Quebec: professor


Rex Murphy: Trudeau sure doesn't sound like he has nothing to hide about SNC-Lavalin


Stephen LeDrew: Meddling in the justice system could be Trudeau's end








February 9 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's bound by 'solicitor-client privilege,' won't comment on SNC-Lavalin scandal


Jody Wilson-Raybould became thorn in Liberals’ side before SNC-Lavalin case


AG sees no justification for probe of alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin case


BONOKOSKI: Trudeau Liberals deny all meddling, but why wouldn’t they?


Liberals to block opposition attempt to probe SNC-Lavalin affair


AG sees no justification for probe of alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin case


Jody Wilson-Raybould was involved in legal government talks about fate of SNC-Lavalin, sources say


LILLEY: Liberals look to downplay SNC-Lavalin affair


February 10 2019

Scheer demands PM let Wilson-Raybould talk about SNC-Lavalin discussions


SCHEER: What is Trudeau hiding in SNC-Lavalin affair


Andrew Scheer met with SNC-Lavalin chief over criminal charges


LILLEY: Time to call in cops to probe SNC-Lavalin affair





February 11 2019

Trudeau says he has 'confidence' in Wilson-Raybould as ethics commissioner probes PMO over SNC-Lavalin

EDITORIAL: Trudeau conveniently gets out of Dodge


BONOKOSKI: Trudeau boots it out of Ottawa as SNC Lavalin woes build


Ethics commissioner to probe Prime Minister's Office over SNC-Lavalin scandal


Trudeau faces fifth ethics probe involving his cabinet


February 12 2019

Statement from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville




Canadian minister resigns from Trudeau's cabinet amid scandal


Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, resigns from federal cabinet


FUREY: This SNC-Lavalin mess won't just go away and it can't be left to fester


VIDEO: In Disgusting Spectacle, Justin Trudeau Throws Jody Wilson-Raybould Under The Bus Over And Over Again


First Nation leaders blast Trudeau over reconciliation 'farce' as family rallies around Wilson-Raybould


The damage already done by Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation




February 13 2019

Andrew Coyne: The frightened Liberal rabbits shut down investigation into SNC-Lavalin affair


The incredible miscalculation by Trudeau and co.


EDITORIAL: Liberals make justice committee a farce


New Attorney General David Lametti met with SNC-Lavalin lobbyists in 2017





February 14 2019

PM Trudeau 'surprised and disappointed' by Wilson-Raybould's resignation


Chief: Treatment of Wilson-Raybould could cost Trudeau 'all First Nation votes'

LILLEY: Housefather steps in it


LILLEY: Get the MPs out of the way and call the Mounties


Canada is not the world’s ‘moral leader.’ Just look at our newest scandal.




February 15 2019

Justin Trudeau’s credibility gap on SNC-Lavalin


SNC-LAVALIN SNC-Lavalin received billions in support from federal export agency


Is anyone as stupid as the Liberals think we are?


MacDougall: Why Justin Trudeau will not sacrifice his PMO come hell or SNC-Lavalin


LILLEY: Trudeau spins as he looks for new answers


MALCOLM: Trudeau in full damage control mode over SNC-Lavalin


Conrad Black: The SNC-Lavalin affair is overblown, but the Liberals still bungled it


Wilson-Raybould snubbed Senate committee on corporate corruption bill


TRUDEAU GRILLED: PM blaming Wilson-Raybould for scandal?!


Why Wilson-Raybould Was Right


Rex Murphy: Trudeau's mistreatment of a female Aboriginal minister destroys all his progressive pretensions


The Strange Story Behind the SNC-Lavalin Affair



February 16 2019

LILLEY: Why does Trudeau desperately want to save SNC-Lavalin?


WARREN: The SNC-Lavalin mess is all about Quebec votes


Why Jody Wilson-Raybould was destined to speak truth to power


Veterans’ anger at Trudeau government grows after Wilson-Raybould’s resignation







February 17 2019

‘We need to hear from the attorney general herself’: Navdeep Bains on SNC-Lavalin affair


Jody Wilson-Raybould wasn’t included in senate discussion on remediation agreements


MARIN: Prime Minister's Office turns Canada into a banana republic


Canada’s SNC Lavalin corruption scandal—Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau go to jail?


Are these the ‘answers’ of a Prime Minister who’s done nothing wrong?


Gerald Butts is trying to be a martyr. Voters are smarter than that




February 18 2019




February 19 2019

FATAH: It's not just Butts -- Trudeau should consider stepping down


Andrew Coyne: Wilson-Raybould attends first meeting of cabinet she just left. Was this the deal?


John Ivison: Wilson-Raybould's relationship with cabinet only gets curiouser and curiouser


LILLEY: Wilson-Raybould to speak after making nice with Trudeau


LILLEY: Butts out, scandal and questions linger


Fraud and bribery case thrown out against former SNC-Lavalin executive Stéphane Roy


FATAH: It's not just Butts -- Trudeau should consider stepping down


SNEAKY: Under Intense Pressure From NDP & Conservatives, Justice Committee Will Invite Jody Wilson-Raybould, But Won’t Waive ‘Solicitor-Client Privilege’


February 20 2019

Trudeau spoke to Wilson-Raybould after prosecutors refused SNC-Lavalin deal


BOOM: #LavScam shocker – Trudeau personally implicated in bid to pressure prosecutors


FUREY: The SNC-Lavalin affair a small, but real example of 'democratic backsliding'

February 21 2019
Nelson: Justin Trudeau — Best Actor, for his portrayal of falling from grace

#LavScam lunacy latest: if you are critical of my boss, it will lead to assassinations


In Appalling Rant, Clerk Of The Privy Council Michael Wernick Tries Deflecting From SNC-Lavalin Scandal By Talking About ‘Assassination’





John Ivison: Tough talk from a man with nothing to lose


February 22 2019

BRODBECK: Canada's top bureaucrat made a fool of himself


#LavScam latest: Canada’s top bureaucrat assassinates his reputation – and Trudeau’s, too


FUREY: Integrity of top public servants the latest collateral damage in SNC-Lavalin affair


NP View: Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin defence is awkwardly shaping up to be 'blame her'


Rex Murphy: Trudeau prattles on about SNC-Lavalin ‘jobs’ while ignoring Alberta’s jobless truckers


February 23 2019


UH OH: Trudeau’s Two Most Powerful Aides Were Pressing Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Staff On SNC-Lavalin Months After Decision Had Been Made


How many times did Jody Wilson-Raybould need to say ‘No’?


Watchdog filing ethics complaint against Trudeau for voting against public inquiry


February 24 2019

Ottawa’s review of Integrity Regime rules opens door for SNC-Lavalin


On SNC-Lavalin affair, Carr says ‘reasonableness’ of Canadians will prevail as concerns simmer


February 25 2019

Our energy industry is in crisis, but Trudeau is too busy doing damage control over SNC-Lavalin to act


WATCH: Trudeau Won’t Testify On SNC-Lavalin, But He’ll Talk About The NHL Trade Deadline


February 26 2019

Committee sets time for Wilson-Raybould testimony on SNC-Lavalin controversy


LILLEY: SNC affair is sinking the Good Ship Trudeau


GUNTER: Liberal love for Lavalin is all about Quebec votes


Braid: The Liberals' stunning hypocrisy over SNC-Lavalin and pipelines


Trudeau and SNC-Lavalin: Of Hosts and Parasites


February 27 2019

SNC-Lavalin paid for Gadhafi son's debauchery while he was in Canada: report


John Ivison: Wilson-Raybould's convincing testimony may cost Trudeau his job


The moral catastrophe of Justin Trudeau


For Justin Trudeau, the days of ‘sunny ways’ are over


Andrew Scheer calls for Justin Trudeau’s resignation: Full statement


Political Scandal Worsens for Canada’s Justin Trudeau


Christie Blatchford: Wednesday sounded and felt like a death knell for the Liberal government


The sex side of the SNC scandal


The moral catastrophe of Justin Trudeau


Soirées olé olé aux frais de SNC-Lavalin pour le fils de Mouammar Kadhafi






Read the full text of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s statement to the House of Commons’ justice committee
































Read the full text of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s statement to the House of Commons’ justice committee


Jody Wilson-Raybould testimony live: 'Consistent and sustained effort' to politically interfere on SNC-Lavalin


Jody Wilson-Raybould says she was target of ‘veiled threats’ over SNC-Lavalin prosecution


How Quebec is reacting to Jody Wilson-Raybould’s bombshell: ‘Nobody is a friend of Trudeau’


UPDATE: Abbotsford-area MP apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments


WHAT? Trudeau Said He Disagreed With Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Testimony, Then Said He Hadn’t Read It.


Andrew Scheer calls for Justin Trudeau to resign


These are the people Jody Wilson-Raybould named in her testimony on the SNC-Lavalin affair


WATCH: Justin Trudeau’s ‘Answer’ After Rempel Asks About SNC-Lavalin Allegedly Procuring Prostitutes For Muammar Gaddafi’s Son Was A Sickening Disgrace


Terrible: Liberal MP Says Wilson-Raybould “Couldn’t Handle The Stress” And Had “A Lack Of Experience”

EDITORIAL: Trudeau put his interests above ours


Lametti discussed SNC-Lavalin with PMO after swearing-in


Five former Attorneys General sign letter urging RCMP to criminally investigate SNC-Lavalin claims


SNC-Lavalin paid for Gadhafi son's debauchery while he was in Canada: report


FUREY: Get ready for one of the most desperate spin attempts you’ve ever seen


Deal for SNC-Lavalin could still be on the table, says Trudeau’s public services minister


WATCH: Justin Trudeau’s ‘Answer’ After Rempel Asks About SNC-Lavalin Allegedly Procuring Prostitutes For Muammar Gaddafi’s Son Was A Sickening Disgrace






February 28 2019

Justin Trudeau Reveals Himself as Just Another Soulless Politician


Jody Wilson-Raybould called 'courageous' and a 'hero' for 'stunning' testimony


March 1 2019

Stephen LeDrew: Justin Trudeau should resign over SNC-Lavalin


The Harper government passed a measure 13 years ago to catch Liberal scandals. It worked perfectly


Liberal MP who doesn’t “understand what’s the big deal” with SNC-Lavalin has husband working there


LILLEY: Trudeau's bad week just got worse


Rex Murphy: The Trudeau virtuecrats come tumbling down


March 2 2019

COMMENTARY: On SNC Lavalin affair, the Liberals have thrown away their credibility


March 3 2019

How a core member of Team Trudeau became the PM’s greatest threat


New attorney general ‘under the thumb’ of Trudeau, says Tory Candice Bergen on SNC-Lavalin




March 4 2019

Justin Trudeau, imposter
Paul Wells: The phoniness of the Prime Minister’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin file is a trait he shows the Canadian people all too often


The Philpott earthquake
Paul Wells: Every Liberal member of Parliament has a decision to make right now: What is this country’s cultural commitment to the rule of law?


Kelly McParland: The real Trudeau emerges at last


March 5 2019

SNC-Lavalin CEO urged Ottawa to change anti-corruption rules


Rex Murphy: Drop the poses Trudeau. You owe this country a real explanation


Attorney General David Lametti sought outside legal advice on SNC-Lavalin


GUNTER: Philpott has made the damage exponentially worse








March 6 2019

ARROGANCE: Watch As Liberal Chair Of Justice Committee Rolls His Eyes After MP Says Jody Wilson-Raybould Should Be Able To Speak “In The Interest Of Justice”


Gerald Butts' testimony on SNC-Lavalin: PM's ex-adviser has 'very different recollection' of crucial meeting


The Butts testimony: Have I mentioned the 9,000 jobs?


BONOKOSKI: SNC-Lavalin even touches Vice-Admiral Norman defence


SNC-Lavalin chair Kevin Lynch sought Michael Wernick’s help to secure deferred prosecution agreement


Butts Sinks Trudeau Government Deeper into the Muck


Canadian Politics Aren’t Cute. They’re Corrupt.


March 7 2019



LILLEY: Trudeau is anything but sorry


Justin Trudeau’s sorry non-apology


Only a criminal trial will reveal whether SNC-Lavalin’s corruption infected the government, too


Justin Trudeau loves apologies. Not with this particular scandal.


Matt Gurney: Trudeau’s 'contrition statement' a bit light on actual contrition


Public Prosecution Service sends provocative tweet about 'political influence'


Brad Wall: SNC-Lavalin's VIP treatment is a slap in the face to the West


Christie Blatchford: Trudeau reveals his poor grasp of the justice system


Trudeau ignoring the 'big picture' on jobs while focusing on SNC-Lavalin, western premiers say


SNC-Lavalin selected to build next phase of Ottawa's light-rail transit system










March 8 2019

The hidden key to the SNC-Lavalin scandal


WARMINGTON: MP Ahmed Hussen stands by his boss despite SNC-Lavalin affair


Colby Cosh: There are crimes, and then there are crimes: the maxims of Liberal justice


GUNTER: Our male feminist PM easily disparages women who get in his way


March 9 2019

GOLDSTEIN: In wake of Lavscam, how can we trust Trudeau on carbon taxes?


March 10 2019

SNC-Lavalin controversy raises risk of ‘two-tier’ Canadian justice system


Expert: PM Trudeau in "almost an impossible situation" in PR efforts regarding SNC-Lavalin


March 11 2019

CANADA’S BACK! OECD Working Group On Bribery “Concerned” By Trudeau’s PMO SNC-Lavalin Scandal


OECD 'concerned' by allegations Trudeau interfered in SNC-Lavalin case


The world is watching, Justin Trudeau


OECD announces it is monitoring SNC-Lavalin scandal, raising prospect Canada has violated international anti-bribery agreement


OECD will follow Canadian proceedings addressing allegations of political interference in foreign bribery prosecution


(Tony Lam's Comments: Liberals and the Democrats.  Cut from the same cloth.)

Lisa Page: Obama DOJ Ordered FBI Not to Prosecute Hillary Clinton


Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference


Father Raymond J. de Souza: Now the OECD is bullying Michael Wernick, too


The biggest threat of election interference comes from Michael Wernick, not Russia


‘Political grandmaster’ Frank Iacobucci is at the center of SNC Lavalin, Kinder Morgan scandals


Canada's prime minister vacations in North Captiva amid scandal


Kelly McParland: Justin Trudeau would fail his government's workplace tests


March 13 2019

Liberals delay debate on whether to bring Wilson-Raybould back to testify


Liberals shut down SNC committee before Wilson-Raybould vote


DISGUSTING: Trudeau Liberal Cover-Up In Full Force As They SHUT DOWN Justice Committee


Christie Blatchford: Liberal sheep may be ready to move on from LavScan, but I'm not


KINSELLA: Trudeau has made a bad situation even worse


Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export


OECD's statement on SNC-Lavalin is only its second-ever about specific bribery allegations


March 14 2019

SNC-Lavalin approached Quebec's justice minister about DPA as part of wider effort to lobby government


Liberal MP who led committee shutdown denies coverup, says it's time for 'shift' in SNC-Lavalin debate


Letter to Vancouver Granville Constituents from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould


Lobbyist For SNC-Lavalin Went To Exclusive Liberal ‘Cash-For-Access’ Events


The Gaddafi condo: Redecorated at SNC-Lavalin’s expense, luxury Toronto suite sits unused amid UN inaction


SNC-Lavalin exec admits to illegal party financing in Quebec


March 15 2019

LILLEY: Reasons why the Mounties need to investigate SNC-Lavalin scandal


Michael Wernick's son worked for Liberal MP behind SNC-Lavalin cover-up


Facing Possibility Of RCMP Probe, Trudeau & His Staff Are Hiring Lawyers


March 16 2019

#LavScam legal: what it means now that PMO has lawyered up


March 18 2019

Liberals on justice committee say it's time to end SNC-Lavalin probe




March 19 2019

Nothing to see here, says party desperately hiding something


March 20 2019

GOLDSTEIN: It's now clear Trudeau deliberately misled us on Lavscam


'We've never said that': SNC CEO denies head office, jobs threats


TRUDEAU LIES: Even The SNC-Lavalin CEO Isn’t Repeating Trudeau’s “9,000 Jobs” Excuse


Morneau chief of staff says he did ‘nothing wrong’ in SNC-Lavalin affair


March 21 2019

Trudeau rejects Philpott’s warning that ‘there’s much more’ to the SNC-Lavalin affair Canadians must hear


SUNNY WAYS: MP Says Angry Trudeau Cronies Are Calling Jane Philpott “Pathetic” And Accusing Her Of “Betrayal” In House Of Commons


'MUCH MORE TO THE STORY': Jane Philpott breathes fresh life into SNC-Lavalin scandal


Jane Philpott: ‘There’s much more to the story that needs to be told’

EDITORIAL: Philpott says Trudeau's involved in a cover-up


March 22 2019

Trudeau insists he was trying to protect SNC-Lavalin jobs — even as its CEO says he didn’t raise them


LILLEY: Trudeau's never-ending SNC-Lavalin headache


Fearing violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Lynch threatened SNC job losses


SNC-Lavalin failed to meet technical threshold for $1.6B LRT contract: sources


March 23 2019

Le patron de SNC-Lavalin vend sa maison au coût de 3,3 M$


'Put up or shut up': Liberal MP challenges Philpott and Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin


March 24 2019

SNC-Lavalin affair: Five quotes that sum up the Trudeau crisis


March 25 2019

Relations between Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould began to fray over her Supreme Court pick: Sources


At this point, the Philpott-Wilson-Raybould end game is obvious — destroy Trudeau: Neil Macdonald


March 26 2019

On the elimination of inconvenient Liberals


CORRUPT: Trudeau Liberals Block Ethics Committee Investigation Of PMO Scandal


SNC Lavalin CEO’s wife, employed by Stephen Bronfman, to leave Canada imminently


March 27 2019

LILLEY UNLEASHED — Tale of 2 scandals: Trump 'cleared;' PM in denial


March 28 2019

Trudeau condemns leaks to media on judicial appointments, denies PMO was source


SNC warned of U.S. move, slashing workforce if no plea deal: documents


March 29 2019

EDITORIAL: Trudeau wanted deal 'one way or another,' tape reveals


BREAKING: Listen To The Devastating Audio Recording Jody Wilson-Raybould Made Of Michael Wernick Discussing Justin Trudeau’s Push For SNC-Lavalin DPA

FUREY: Wilson-Raybould's credibility skyrockets with damning audio


Canada’s Former Justice Minister Warned About Political Fallout for Trudeau


LILLEY: JWR has evidence, Trudeau has crumbling stories


Andrew Scheer Issues Statement on Jody Wilson-Raybould Documents


March 30 2019

COMMENTARY: Phone call leaves Liberals’ SNC-Lavalin narrative — and excuses — in complete tatters


Trudeau PMO Ridiculed For Obviously Dishonest Claim That Wernick Never Briefed Justin On Conversation With Wilson-Raybould


The spectre of political interference linking SNC-Lavalin to the Norman trial




April 1 2019

FAIL: Trudeau Lie About ‘Not Being Briefed’ By Wernick Gets Exposed By His Own Schedule


Justin Trudeau keeps naming this small Ontario town as part of SNC-Lavalin defence, baffling locals


‘Why would I resign?’: Wilson-Raybould not backing down on SNC-Lavalin scandal


EDITORIAL: So many Lavscam questions and so few Lavscam answers


COMMENTARY: SNC-Lavalin scandal embodies the failure of Justin Trudeau’s government


DIVISIVE: Trudeau Liberal MP Escalates Unhinged Rhetoric, Calls Jody Wilson-Raybould Recording “Treasonous”


April 2 2019

Butts releases text conversations with Wilson-Raybould


BREAKING: Jody Wilson-Raybould Kicked Out Of Liberal Caucus, Banned From Running For Party In 2019 Election


BREAKING: Jane Philpott Also Kicked Out Of Liberal Caucus


‘This isn’t about a lack of loyalty’: Jane Philpott addresses expulsion from Liberal caucus


April 3 2019

SNC-Lavalin insider's bribery allegations spark probe by Crown agency that loaned the firm billions


SNC-Lavalin Faces Allegations They Used Canadian Taxpayer Dollars To Fund Illegal Bribes In Foreign Countries


LILLEY: Liberals trip over each other in SNC mess


April 4 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould: ‘The Liberal party is not something I understand anymore’


BONOKOSKI: Trudeau’s Lavscam scandal too good to simply end now


April 5 2019

Surprise… Following Trudeau’s Ouster Of Wilson-Raybould & Philpott, SNC-Lavalin Launches New Effort To Get Deferred Prosecution Agreement


LILLEY: Trudeau can't fix this, says Scheer


The one and only person to blame for the SNC-Lavalin scandal


'We aren't going to turn the page': Conservatives try again to tie Norman trial to SNC-Lavalin fallout


April 6 2019

Trudeau’s office claims Scheer can’t be trusted on SNC-Lavalin because of … climate change?


MARIN: Liberals' SNC-Lavalin mess continues to snowball


Andrew Coyne: The real scandal in the Lavalin affair is Trudeau's attempts to pretend it's not a scandal


April 7 2019
Trudeau threatens Scheer with lawsuit over SNC-Lavalin comments


LILLEY: Scheer sticks to his guns on SNC-Lavalin





April 8 2019

LYING LIBS: Liberals Claim Andrew Scheer ‘Edited’ Tweets. But Twitter Doesn’t Have An Edit Function.


April 9 2019

Trudeau’s Lawsuit Threat Against Scheer Is A Massive Tactical Error


The Trudeau government has announced $4.2 billion in spending since SNC-Lavalin scandal broke


Jane Philpott says Trudeau broke the law by kicking former ministers out of caucus


Most of Jane Philpott's Liberal riding association leadership quits


VIDEO: Worried-Looking Trudeau Says Politicians “Can’t Be Lying To Canadians,” Not Realizing He’s Talking About Himself











BACKING DOWN? Trudeau Liberals Seem Terrified Of Following Through On Their Lawsuit Threat


Trudeau says Scheer 'can't be lying to Canadians' as Liberals on ethics committee block SNC-Lavalin study


April 10 2019

LAWTON: Ethics investigator is Liberal cabinet minister’s sister-in-law


LILLEY: Trudeau accuses Scheer of lying .... seriously?!


Scheer challenges Trudeau, repeats comments that prompted libel lawsuit threat


Silly season hits House of Commons as Scheer and Trudeau clash over SNC-Lavalin, racism


April 11 2019

*Crickets* from the Liberal caucus on SNC-Lavalin


April 12 2019

Liberals vote against investigating Jody Wilson-Raybould supreme court leaks


April 27 2019

KINSELLA: Firing Jody Wilson-Raybould 100 days ago sparked PM's downward spiral


April 30 2019

Liberals accused of cover-up after report reveals details of SNC-Lavalin's illegal donations


Watch: Liberals wouldn't take hidden SNC-Lavalin money now, Trudeau says


Names of SNC employees, executives behind thousands of dollars in illegal Liberal Party donations revealed


May 1 2019

Christie Blatchford: SNC and Del Mastro — similar accusations, much different treatment


May 9 2019
FUREY: Lavscam is even worse when you factor in Mark Norman


May 14 2019

Trudeau hires senior adviser Ben Chin, filling a gap left by SNC-Lavalin scandal


GOLDSTEIN: Why can’t Trudeau apologize for himself?


May 15 2019
BATRA'S BATTLEGROUND: Lavscam and Norman debacle involve the same cast of characters


May 18 2019
GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s ‘hidden agenda’ exposed


May 19 2019

Key Liberal staffer embroiled in SNC-Lavalin scandal promoted to PMO






May 21 2019

LILLEY: Trudeau’s dark cast of characters at the centre of scandal


KINSELLA: JWR plans to 'tell all' if gag order lifted





May 29 2019

SNC-Lavalin will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges


FUREY: Justice proceeds in Lavscam - even if Trudeau wishes it hadn’t


June 1 2019

SNC-Lavalin could avoid ban from federal contracts due to delay in policy update


June 3 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould has the lead over Trudeau’s Liberals


June 4 2019

Federal bureaucrats warned Irving Shipbuilding about journalist's questions — generating 200 pages of documents along the way


June 5 2019

“It increases my feminism”: Justin Trudeau says about ejecting Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from the Liberal cabinet





June 7 2019

SNC-Lavalin postpones decision on trial by judge or jury in corruption case


June 11 2019

SNC-Lavalin shares surge on hopes of new boss and new strategy


June 12 2019

Trudeau Liberals Strip British Columbia Shipyard Of Heavy Icebreaker, Speculation It Will Be Built In Quebec Instead


June 28 2019

SNC-Lavalin opts for judge-only trial in corruption case


July 19 2019

EDITORIAL: Lavscam was months ago — will it matter this election?


July 22 2019

SNC-Lavalin charts new course, aims to shift away from construction and oil


SNC-Lavalin falls to 14-year low as biggest shareholder urges action to stop 'unacceptable' deterioration


July 23 2019

SNC-Lavalin may be 'beyond saving,' portfolio manager says


VIDEO: “The LavScam Bully Is In, The Principled Women Who Spoke Truth To Power Are Out,” Says Poilievre As He Rips Trudeau Following Return Of Butts


July 24 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould to release 'timely' and 'must-read' book during election campaign


July 26 2019

Liberals Try Distancing Trudeau From Latest PMO Scandal, But Why Should Anyone Believe Them?


Andrew Coyne: Evidence grows that the Harper gang had nothing on this Liberal bunch


July 28 2019
LAWTON: With Butts’ return, Liberals pretend SNC scandal never happened


July 29 2019

Using Exact Same SNC-Lavalin Scandal Talking Points, Trudeau Says PMO Didn’t “Direct” Attempt To Muzzle Diplomats, Implicitly Accusing Two Former Ambassadors Of Lying


PM Trudeau on NAFTA Timeline, Alleged Pressure on Diplomats


August 2 2019

How Justin Trudeau Lost His Rock-Star Popularity


August 10 2019

Tax haven investigation shows SNC-Lavalin has millions in offshore tax havens


BRASSARD: Trudeau government as transparent as a brick wall


August 12 2019
Some Liberal MPs ‘happy’ with Butts’ return, others concerned he could be a liability for Grits’ re-election campaign


August 13 2019

Trudeau says McLellan report on SNC-Lavalin won't be made public until ethics report on same topic is ready


August 14 2019

Scheer excoriates Trudeau, calls on RCMP to investigate SNC-Lavalin affair


All Liberal MPs Who Refuse To Stand Against Trudeau Are Complicit In The Corruption


'I take responsibility,' Trudeau says in wake of damning report on SNC-Lavalin ethics violation


Ethics watchdog says he was denied access to evidence in SNC-Lavalin affair

5 things you might have missed in the ethics commissioner's SNC-Lavalin report


EDITORIAL: Stain only an election will wash away


How 4 ex-Supreme Court justices got caught up in SNC-Lavalin affair


August 15 2019

Trudeau doubles down, refuses to apologize for SNC-Lavalin pressure after damning report


KINSELLA: Decency lacking in PMO


John Ivison: Trudeau always saw Wilson-Raybould as a problem to be circumvented


A Prime Minister's Office drunk on its own arrogance: Robyn Urback


Justice minister defends Trudeau after ethics commissioner report


Jody Wilson-Raybould says she didn't know how aggressively SNC-Lavalin lobbied for remediation agreements

FUREY: In arguing with Dion’s ruling, Trudeau acts like he’s above the law




August 16 2019

Wilson-Raybould says she was contacted by RCMP amid SNC-Lavalin scandal


Justin Trudeau's government goes ka-boom


Scheer Just Called Out Trudeau In Person And The Encounter Is So Awkward (VIDEO)


NP View: Unacceptable behaviour from a stubborn and wilful man


Rex Murphy: I accept and I disagree: Justin Trudeau's amazing doublespeak


August 17 2019

The history of Canada’s ethics commissioner


LILLEY: Trudeau finds an apology he can't give


Scheer reacts to Trudeau ethics code breach


Andrew Coyne: Conflict of interest the least of concerns raised by SNC-Lavalin affair





August 18 2019

YOU SAID IT: Quebec jobs, not Alberta jobs


August 19 2019

Trudeau's handling of SNC affair 'appears to align' with criminal offence, Andrew Scheer says


Ethics watchdog says he was denied access to evidence in SNC-Lavalin affair


Kelly McParland: The Liberals think the SNC scandal is fine, and want us to vote for more of the same?


Former CEO of SNC-Lavalin is listed as a donor to the Liberal Party and the Trudeau Foundation


VIDEO: Andrew Scheer Calls For RCMP Investigation Of Justin Trudeau


CONTRAST: Stephen Harper Wouldn’t Give SNC-Lavalin Escape From Prosecution, But It Looks Like Justin Trudeau Was Happy To Oblige










August 21 2019

“We’re cooked”: Liberal MPs sweat over potential RCMP investigation


Liberals shut down opposition attempt to have ethics commissioner testify on SNC-Lavalin affair


Liberals block bid to call ethics watchdog to committee even as wildcard MP breaks ranks











August 22 2019

OLIVER: Trudeau's latest ethical breach may be his last


August 23 2019
Danielle Smith: Where are the consequences for Trudeau's ethics breach?


Bob Plecas: We don't need Trudeau's apology, we need his resignation




August 29 2019

Ontario prosecutors must charge Trudeau with at least three counts of obstructing justice


August 30 2019

Rex Murphy: In the wake of SNC-Lavalin, should Trudeau be lecturing about the law?


September 10 2019

Wilson-Raybould claimed $125K in spousal travel expenses during Trudeau mandate


#LavScam shocker: Trudeau PMO blocking Mounties’ obstruction of justice investigation


Ottawa blocks RCMP on SNC-Lavalin inquiry (paywall)


September 11 2019

LILLEY: Trudeau deflects blame for blocking RCMP probe of office


LILLEY: RCMP were blocked from fully investigating Trudeau's office on SNC obstruction claims


FUREY: Trudeau certainly can — and should — waive Lavscam cabinet confidences


Andrew Coyne: The question of what is Trudeau hiding is not going to go away


KNIGHT: Trudeau blocked an RCMP investigation. Now what?


September 12 2019

Justin Trudeau Is Lying About Who Controls Cabinet Confidences As Scandal Cover-Up Continues


'That's a hell of a thing': Andrew Coyne on the SNC Lavalin affair plaguing the Liberals

LILLEY UNLEASHED: If Trudeau wins the SNC-Lavalin investigation dies


September 13 2019

KINSELLA: Justin Trudeau still won't let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak


Septmeber 16 2019

Diane Francis: Trudeau's assault on accountability has mired him in scandal, declining voter support


September 18 2019

UPDATE: RCMP clarify statement on SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal




October 8 2019

The SNC-Lavalin scandal: Here's what's true and what's false


October 9 2019

Trudeau attempts to rewrite history on SNC-Lavalin


October 22 2019

SNC-Lavalin shares shoot up after Liberal election win


Now—finally—Parliament can demand real answers on SNC-Lavalin


November 1 2019

SNC-Lavalin tried to guard access to Gadhafi son, says email evidence in fraud trial


Corruption, fraud trial of former SNC-Lavalin employee reveals Libyan connection


November 5 2019

Ex-SNC-Lavalin exec's trial hears of $10M offer to witness for testimony


Witness was offered $10M to change testimony, trial of former SNC-Lavalin executive hears


SNC-Lavalin built Gaddafi’s son $25M yacht from scratch according to court testimony


November 6 2019

SNC-Lavalin turned to Ottawa for help with contract in Libya, trial hears


November 11 2019

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO approved purchase of yacht for Gadhafi, jury at fraud trial told


November 14 2019

SNC-Lavalin bought Libyan dinars on the black market, Bebawi trial told


November 29 2019

SNC-Lavalin shell company received nearly $120 million: Forensic accountant in trial


December 2 2019
Communist China’s CNNP Awards SNC-Lavalin With Contract For ‘Pre-Project’ Work On Heavy Water Reactor


December 9 2019

Greed drove former SNC-Lavalin exec’s alleged fraud, corruption scheme, Crown says


SNC-Lavalin: Bebawi's business model was dishonest and illegal, jury told


December 11 2019

SNC-Lavalin's fight for a remediation agreement grinds on in Federal Court of Appeal


December 15 2019

Jury finds former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi guilty on all charges


Former SNC-Lavalin executive found guilty on Libya corruption charges


December 18 2019

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud for past work in Libya, will pay $280M fine


SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud, will pay a $280 million fine related to Libya work


PM says he might have acted differently if knew how SNC-Lavalin case would end


December 21 2019

COMMENTARY: Politically and legally, the SNC-Lavalin affair has hurt Canada’s image


December 23 2019

SNC-Lavalin created ‘university’ for Libyan dictator’s son, faculty included former senator, Quebec minister


January 20 2020 - SNC-Lavalin Wins UAE Haliba Field Contract


January 24 2020

SNC-Lavalin's 'poor' LRT bid should have been tossed, evaluators found


Janaury 26 2020 - 

SNC-Lavalin given $1.6 billion contract in Ottawa despite failing tests


February 7 2020

No happy endings for the players in the SNC-Lavalin affair


February 20 2020

SNC Lavalin – The Forgotten Scandal


March 10 2020 

Mayor knew SNC-Lavalin failed to meet technical bar before $1.6B LRT vote


April 9 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Trudeau Foundation rewards judge with job after shilling for PM in SNC Lavalin scandal


April 25 2020

SNC-Lavalin execs get $2.6 million in bonuses while cutting employee salaries, laying off workers


June 20 2020

SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M for rigging bids on Quebec municipal contracts


June 22 2020

SNC-Lavalin awarded $6.8 million in federal contracts since pleading guilty to fraud


SNC-Lavalin under fire for getting federal contracts despite bid-rigging


June 23 2020

Trudeau government awarded disgraced SNC-Lavalin MILLIONS in government contracts


August 21 2020

SNC-Lavalin has landed more than 100 government contracts since Trudeau ethics controversy


September 8 2020
Federal AG Lametti interfered in court business: Judge


September 10 2020

Over $4M in assets seized from convicted former SNC-Lavalin exec Sami Bebawi


























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