JODY Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister and attorney general who resigned from the Trudeau cabinet and was expelled from the Liberal Party, told the Globe and Mail newspaper on Wednesday she was interviewed by the RCMP on Tuesday.
The interview was reportedly regarding political interference in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and was conducted by officers from the national division in Ottawa, which handles sensitive political matters.
Wilson-Raybould told the Globe and Mail that she could not comment any further on the nature of her conversations with the Mounties.
However, she expressed her concern about the government’s decision to deny the RCMP’s request for access to other witnesses. “As a matter of principle, the RCMP should be able to conduct thorough and necessary investigations,” she said.
However, no one expects the government to waive cabinet confidentiality for her and the others in connection with the SNC-Lavalin affair.
It is also strange that the RMCP should start a probe just when the election was expected to be announced.