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As I sit down to write a piece on yesterdays stunning testimony of Michael Wernick on the Joy Wilson-Raybold / #SNCLavalin affair here are some not so hot takes: ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/…
There does not need to be much daylight between what Warnick said & what JWR will say for there to be a big problems.
Starting point: Warnick is not a neutral witness. He may not have been partisan but he is clearly very loyal to the government. And HIS conduct and reputation is very in question too.
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The important constitutional principles underscoring litigation and solicitor-client #privilege are trivialized and politicized by this charade of legal censorship. It's no longer credible for @Puglaas to blame her silence on @CanadianPM's refusal to waive faux privilege. 1/3
@BCLawSociety and the leading legal text confirms the obvious: “legal advice from a non-lawyer Attorney General is not encompassed by Solicitor-Client Privilege because a non-lawyer Attorney General does not qualify as a 'professional legal adviser” (@ADodek). #SNCLavalin 2/3
No litigation #privilege restricts @Puglaas re: #SNC prosecution because the privileged content was already disclosed by the 'client' (PM’s version of events). No solicitor client privilege applies because no solicitor in sight. So let the truth be spoken. 3/3
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Is it just me, or do others have the impression that #cdnmedia is either bought and paid for by the CPC, or intimidated by them? The #SNCLavalin coverage/speculation has gone well into the realm of mind-numbingly boring and absurd... #cdnpoli 1/16
A rumour, printed in a right-leaning newspaper, without source, which for all we know, was planted in the reporter's ear by someone in the CPC, has dominated Canadian news coverage for more than a week... 2/16
And won't #cdnmedia all look silly if it turns out to be a non-issue? Meanwhile, we have a convoy of dubious provenance that rolled across the prairies and into Ottawa and #cdnmedia all cheerfully interview them as though they know what they are talking about... 3/16
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#PnPCBC Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau's response in #Winnipeg to Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation:

#bcpoli #Abpoli #Skpoli #Ontpoli #Cdnpoli
The PM was surprised & disappointed on news of @Puglaas resignation.

If the Former AG Jody Wilson felt the government had not done a proper job, it was her responsibility as AG to let PM @JustinTrudeau know about this or any issues.

#Bcpoli #Abpoli #Skpoli #Ontpoli #Cdnpoli
#CtvNews Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau was asked whether he’ll waive solicitor-client privilege....Also the Unitended consequences on 2 court cases. #SNCLavalin

#Bcpoli #Abpoli #Skpoli #Ontpoli #Cdnpoli
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We need a forensic audit of #SNCLavalin's activities in BC. SNC has its tentacles deep into many BC crown corps, esp BC Hydro. Value of its Hydro contracts in last 15 yrs? What role did it play in the political decision to proceed w #SiteC? SNC Chair then was Gwyn Morgan! #bcpoli
Recall that Gwyn Morgan, the far-right former head of LNG gas giant Encana before becoming SNC Lavalin board chair, was tight w Gordon Campbell & Harper. Morgan became Christy Clark's chief advisor when Campbell stepped down in 2011 & Christy took over as premier. #bcpoli #sitec
There has never been a smoking gun, but many respected #bcpoli and #SiteC watchers have long questioned if there was lobbying from #SNCLavalin to resuscitate the oft-rejected Site C dam. #SNCLavalin was named as "prime consultant" to Site C in 2010. Timing is interesting...3/x
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1. For those who don't have a TorStar subscription to read latest #SNCLavalin development #CDNpoli

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer + NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also met with CEO to discuss criminal charges against 1 of Canada's biggest players in oil & defence

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2. If nothing else, it proves Andrew Coyne & Paul Wells are political hacks who conceal the facts & fabricate scandals on behalf of their Conservative masters

These biases in #CDNmedia are so gross that all #CDNpoli MSM has been reduced to PR agents for/against Libs & Tories
3. I'm disappointed in my country & industry for becoming so tribal & infantile that the public can no longer trust #CDNpoli & #CDNmedia to convey the facts RE #SNCLavalin & criminal bribery allegations

Lets begin with the fact this behaviour occurred under both Libs & Tories
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(1/6) There may a clue here about what actually happened between the former Attorney-General @Puglaas and the PMO when she asserts solicitor-client privilege as a reason not to comment further on the SNC-Lavalin affair. #onpoli #cdpoli #SNCLavalin
(2/6) There's a distinction between a lawyer's duty of confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege. Though they can overlap, they are often wrongly conflated. #onpoli #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
(3/6) The lawyer's duty of confidentiality is an ethical obligation and involves, broadly, maintaining confidentiality concerning information about one's client's business, personal, and legal affairs. #onpoli #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
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The illegal federal political contributions from #SNCLavelin were to both federal parties back in 2004-11

All the funds have been repaid to the federal treasury by the respective national parties, both of whom disavow any knowledge of the scheme

#Cdnpoli
globalnews.ca/news/4215730/f…
@StephenHarper appointed gov't employee remained on payroll despite links to illegal fundraising

Former #SNCLavalin VP #NormandMorin was named by PM @StephenHarper to the port authority in 2006!!

#Cdnpoli #Abpoli #Ableg #Alberta #Yyc #Yeg

ctv.news/y7pgFIX
The #CPC gov appointment of #ArthurPorter to Canada's intelligence oversight agency after allegations surfaced the he was involved in a kickback scheme in #Montreal involving #SNCLavalin.

#Cdnpoli

theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…
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Ladies and gentlemen (and #Peoplekind), it's time for round 2 of #QP, #SNCLavalin version.

Before we get started.
1. Fridays have an earlier #QuestionPeriod, and a smaller group of MPs.
2. PM #Trudeau is not in the House.
3. Former AG Wilson-Raybould has not been seen so far.
If you want to watch live, #QuestionPeriod can be found on @CPAC_TV on your cable subscription.

What's happening now is called "Member's Statements". This allows MPs from all Parties to make a one minute statement on anything they want.
Note for any possible first-time watchers. MPs are not allowed to use names in the House, and instead have to say things like "The Minister of XXX" or "The Member from XXX" or even "My Honourable Friend" - an old #Harper Favourite. #QP #SNCLavalin
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NOT SHOCKING (ethics violations).

Trudeau PMO interfering in criminal prosecutions pressuring Attorney General to abandon criminal prosecution of his cronies. When she refused Trudeau fired her. Now he's denying it!

Times' Up Trudeau - Criminal investigation NOW. #cdnpoli
WATCH Trudeau lie to the nation & how easily he does so.

🇨🇦journalist @ezralevant (regularly vilified by Trudeau govt & state media CBC) points to system flaws:

Attorney General "duty of confidentiality to client" Only Trudeau himself can waive!!

NEVER AGAIN Canada

#cdnpoli
🇨🇦 Parliament: Trudeau Government grilled re PMO interference in criminal prosecution at highest level.

Smirking sheepishly, refusing to answer question. Believe themselves above law & untouchable

NOT ONE HAS CROSSED THE FLOOR.

#cdnpoli

.@AndrewScheer pscp.tv/AndrewScheer/1…
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Justice deferred is not necessarily justice denied. Deferred prosecution agreements allow corporations to avoid a criminal conviction in exchange for admission of wrongdoing, payment of a fine & internal reforms.

@globeandmail article breakdown
theglobeandmail.com/business/artic…

#Cdnpoli
The lack of a settlement probably has cost #SNCLavalin more than $5B in lost revenue & continues to damage its reputation internationally, CEO Neil Bruce told BNN #Bloomberg TV in an interview last month.

#Cdnpoli
CEO Bruce Neil on internal changes within the company.

"The company (#SNCLavalin) has self remediated in so many different ways, we've changed the board, we've changed the management. All of the you know, the alleged, the bad actors have left the business".

#Cdnpoli
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