Scheer says Trudeau must waive privilege in SNC-Lavalin affair

Andrew Scheer and Justin Trudeau.

CONSERVATIVE Party Leader Andrew Scheer on Sunday sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding solicitor-client privilege in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Scheer wrote: “Canadians deserve answers on this ‘matter,’ as the allegations surrounding it strike at the very heart of fair and impartial law enforcement and prosecutorial functions, themselves vital to the rule of law and to our democracy.
“Therefore, I call on you to immediately waive solicitor-client privilege in respect of any advice given to you or your staff in relation to the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Additionally, I call on you to also waive any and all rights to confidentiality in respect of communications to or from yourself or any member of your staff (previous or current) in relation to the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.”
Scheer said: “If you do not meet this obligation, Canadians can only conclude that there is something you wish to keep hidden.”

Click here to view the full letter.