Former Harper ministers MacKay, Kenney and O'Toole helped Vice-Admiral Norman's defence - 2019-05-09

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F182.png Former Harper ministers MacKay, Kenney and O'Toole helped Vice-Admiral Norman's defence May 9, 2019, Murray Brewster, CBC News

Three former federal cabinet ministers have confirmed they spoke to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's defence team about information that may have been key to the Crown's decision to halt the criminal prosecution of the military's former second-command.

Peter MacKay, who held the justice and defence portfolios, Erin O'Toole, the former veterans affairs minister, and Jason Kenney, the last defence minister in former prime minister Stephen Harper's government, all say they spoke to lawyers representing the career naval officer.

Norman was charged with a single count of breach of trust, kicking off a high-stakes political drama that reached a climax Wednesday when prosecutors stayed the charge.

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{{cite news | first = Murray | last = Brewster | title = Former Harper ministers MacKay, Kenney and O'Toole helped Vice-Admiral Norman's defence | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/three-cabeint-ministers-mark-norman-1.5129957 | work = CBC News | date = May 9, 2019 | accessdate = May 11, 2019 }}