Trudeau admits breakdown in trust between PMO and Attorney General

Maintains there was no inappropriate pressure over SNC Lavalin

Prime Minister Trudeau says it is clear there was an erosion of trust over the past few months between his office and that of the Attorney General over the SNC Lavalin affair.

Trudeau says he was not aware of that breakdown at the time but should have been.

He also says then-Attorney General Jody Wilson Raybould could have come to him with her concerns, but did not. He wishes she had, suggesting such dialogue is crucial in matters of justice.

Trudeau said many lessons have been learned in recent weeks, and the government will be seeking advice from outside experts moving forward.

In the end, Trudeau said every conversation related to the Lavalin issue was about the well-being of Canadians, protecting workers and pensioners, adding there was no inappropriate pressure.