The SNC-Lavalin construction company has been indicted by the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) for crimes committed between 2001 and 2011 involving bribery of Libyan officials. The company has denied the allegations.
Former Secretary of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Reubold accused Trudeau of trying to convince her that the trial of SNC-Lavalin would have a detrimental effect on the Liberal Party and Canadian jobs.
The emergence of this scandal sparked the resignation of Trudeau's two personal assistants, two cabinet ministers and the head of the federal bureaucracy – and also questioned his "progressive" powers.
Trudeau stated that he had not instructed his employees. to intervene, but did not deny talking about the case with his cabinet ministers. The prime minister said he was not trying to pressure the attorney general, but wanted financial sanctions, not a 1
In August, the Federal Ethics Commissioner of Canada found that Trudeau had violated the ethics law while processing a corruption investigation. Although the report has no legal implications for Trudeau, it may result in payment of the newsletter.
Trudeau stated during the report that he did not agree with some of the findings of the report, that he had acted incorrectly, and that I would not apologize for trying to uphold Canadian jobs.