Prime Minister Trudeau violated the law when he tried to persuade Canada’s attorney general to go soft on a company charged with corruption, the ethics commissioner concluded in an “explosive” 63-page report on the SNC-Lavalin affair released Wednesday.
Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin was informed last week that the bribery charges against it would reach trial, thwarting the company’s hopes that it would be able to settle the politically-loaded case out of court.
Another Canadian cabinet member resigned Monday after she said she had “lost confidence” in the administration’s managing of a corruption inquiry that has taken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government by storm.
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