Senior liberal minister resigns from Trudeau’s cabinet over SNC-Lavalin scandal
Jane Philpott the MP for Markham-Stouffville, and President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government has officially resigned from the Liberal cabinet.
Philpott Tweeted: “It grieves me to resign from a portfolio where I was at work to deliver an important mandate. I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities, constitutional obligations. There can be a cost
The minister cites the SNC-Lavalin scandal and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony before the justice committee as the reason behind her resignation.
“I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” writes Philpott.
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