Minister Resigns Amid PMO Scandal

Jody Wilson-Raybould Will Remain MP In Her Vancouver Riding

Jody Wilson-Raybould is stepping down.

The now-former Minister of Veterans Affairs has submitted a letter of resignation from cabinet, following allegations she was pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office while serving as Attorney General.

A report two weeks ago claims the PMO was lobbied by SNC-Lavalin, a Quebec-based engineering firm, to help the company deal with allegations of bribery. The PMO is accused of leaning on the Justice Ministry and then-Attorney General Wilson-Raybould, to make a deal allowing the company to avoid prosecution.

It’s said Wilson-Raybould made no such deal, and was moved from the Justice to Veteran’s Affairs portfolio in retribution.

In her letter of resignation, Wilson-Raybould says she will remain as MP for her Vancouver riding, while also consulting with legal representatives on next steps.

Wilson-Raybould’s Letter of Resignation

The Federal Ethics Commissioner has begun an investigation into this matter, via prompting from the federal New Democrats.