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Jane Philpot: Trudo's Crisis Grows With Leaving Minister



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Jane Philpott resigns from Cabinet

One Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudo's refusal to say he has lost confidence in managing the corruption process.

Treasury President Jane Philpott said, "I have to respect my core values, my ethical responsibilities, the constitutional obligations."

Mr Trudo denied the political interference in the investigation of the engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. the opposition last week called on the prime minister to resign

Ms Filpott announced her decision to withdraw on Monday by sending a withdrawal letter detailing her "serious concerns" with "evidence of politicians and / or officials' efforts to they do an attack on the former Chief Prosecutor to intervene in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin. "

" There may be costs for action on their principles, but there is more cost of abandoning them, "the letter writes. physician has held key portfolios in Mr Trudo's office ̵

1; healthcare, local services and this week, president of the treasury – since being elected in 2015

She will remain a member of the liberal group.

This is Mr Trudo's third resignation, and some of his best associates have tried to protect one of the largest companies in the country from a lawsuit.

Former Advocate-General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Reybol resigned. from the Cabinet in February.

Ms. Wilson Reible said she and her staff face a four-month "lengthy" and "inappropriate effort" late last year to insist on a possibly postponed prosecution agreement for the engineering and construction company in Quebec .

the agreement would allow the company to avoid the criminal process and instead agree to alternative terms or conditions such as penalties or enhanced compliance measures.

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The company and its two subsidiaries face charges of fraud and corruption for about $ 48 million. ($ 36 million) of bribes alleged to have been offered to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011

On February 18, Mr Trudo's best aide, Gerald Butts , he said, resigning in a statement that he or one of his employees had done something wrong, but said he had to leave so as not to deviate from the "vital work" done by the team.