MP Report - Feb. 22, 2019

Rich and powerful corporations shouldn't get special treatment

In recent months there has been a lot of talk about how Canada is a “rule of law “ country.

The Liberal government had used this phrase many times in reference to comparing us to other countries.

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We are now learning that the reality for this government is that they see two sets of laws. One for rich and powerful corporations. One for the rest of us.

That is the obvious conclusion of allegations  that the Prime Minister's Office pressured former attorney general, Jody Wilson Raybould, into dropping charges against the multi-billion dollar corporation SNC Lavalin.

The facts are clear. Within months Jody Wilson Raybould was removed from her position as attorney general and later quit cabinet.

A well-respected minister and Indigenous leader, Jody Wilson Raybould  has received support from Canadians across the country.

We need to get to the truth and hear from those involved but the Liberal government has been shutting down our attempts and changing their story  every day. We need an independent public inquiry into this corporate prosecution scandal – because Canadians deserve to know if their government is working for them or for a massive corporation with deep ties to the Liberal party.

Jody Wilson Raybould deserved better. Canadians deserve better.

As MP I will be calling for accountability and an end to putting rich, well-connected corporations ahead of the people of this country.

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