This new video op ed is based on an article by MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley and MLI Munk Senior Ken Coates. A sample of the article may be read below, and the full article may be read here.
One of the most curious features of the SNC-Lavalin controversy has been the inability of the federal government to settle on an account of why Canadians should distrust and dislike Jody Wilson-Raybould.
She has been criticized for not speaking French, for being difficult to work with, for nominating a Supreme Court candidate that the Prime Minister did not like, for not warning the Prime Minister (enough times) that the Prime Minister’s Office’s (PMO) approach to SNC-Lavalin was inappropriate, for being insufficiently principled to resign when first confronted with PMO interference, for taping a conversation with the Clerk of the Privy Council and for not understanding the job of Attorney General. These attacks have apparently left Ms Wilson-Raybould’s popularity and credibility undented.
The continuing search for the “killer narrative” that will finally discredit the former Justice Minister and her colleague, former Treasury Board minister Jane Philpott, however, has now moved from the comedic to the ridiculous. The story now circulating in official circles in Ottawa is that Ms. Wilson-Raybould was pursuing some form of radical sovereigntist Indigenous agenda from her cabinet position against the opposition of the prime minister and her cabinet colleagues.