TORONTO – The cabinet of another member of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, resigned from a scandal that shook his government in an election year.
Jane Philpott, chairman of the Treasury Board, said on Monday that he was "untenable" because he was still serving in the cabinet because he couldn't protect the government.
Former Chief Prosecutor Jody Wilson-Raybould testified last week that Trudeau and government leaders were wrong to put pressure on the major Canadian engineering company to prosecute cases of Libyan corruption.
If convicted of a crime, the company would have been banned for a decade for any federal government company. SNC-Lavalin is an economic force with 9000 employees in Canada.
Trudeau admitted that he raised the question with Wilson-Raybould, but said it was appropriate.