Jody Wilson-Raybould was good enough to be Justin Trudeau’s Justice Minister for three years. Then, in a move that raised eyebrows, he demoted her earlier this winter. Why did he demote a Minister who was qualified and had passed the legislation she was given, who fit his supposed commitment to ‘feminism’, and who was a direct conduit into the aboriginal community? Why just before an election would a senior Cabinet Minister be removed?
Well, a lot was going on behind the scenes. Reports are that she refused to influence the prosecution of an influential corruption case. Once that information came out, she has been more thoroughly humiliated – resigned from Cabinet, prevented from testifying at Committee, and pressured into keeping silent. Now she is in a situation where she may not even remain in the Liberal caucus.
Canadians need to take this seriously and understand that this is another failure of Justin Trudeau’s leadership. Added to the gaffes, policy reversals and incompetence, this refusal to deal with corruption proves that he should not be leading this country.
David Anderson, MP