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Tories are 'joyous' about departure of 'feared' Trudeau advisor - 2019-02-18

F99.png Tories are 'joyous' about departure of 'feared' Trudeau advisor February 18, 2019, National Observer

Federal Conservative MPs were gloating on Monday following the resignation of a key advisor and friend of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the midst of a political crisis.

Gerald Butts, Trudeau's principal secretary and long-time friend, announced he would be resigning due to a scandal that has rocked the Trudeau government. The departure instantly provided more fuel to the political turmoil that has engulfed the prime minister's office ever since a report in the Globe and Mail this month about the prosecution of Quebec engineering company SNC-Lavalin on corruption charges. The newspaper report quoted anonymous sources who alleged that Trudeau's office had pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the criminal case against the company, which employs thousands of people across the country.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer smiles at his deputy leader, Lisa Raitt, outside the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 31, 2017. File photo by Alex T├ętreault

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