Former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan has wrapped up her report on the possibility of splitting the dual role of the Minister of Justice, who also serves as Attorney General of Canada.
Commissioned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the issue when the SNC Lavalin case was at its peak in March, M me McLellan recently sent its findings to the Prime Minister’s Office.
This is confirmed by an assistant of the former Liberal politician at the law firm Bennett Jones where she works.
However, it was not known Wednesday when the report would be made public. The document is currently being translated.
In her testimony before the Parliamentary Justice Committee, former Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould argued that the possibility of the roles of Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Justice be assumed by two separate individuals. , as in the United Kingdom.
M me Wilson-Raybould claims to have suffered undue and inappropriate pressure from Prime Minister Trudeau and members of his bodyguards when she was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
These pressures would have meant that it intervenes in favor of an out-of-court agreement with the Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.
M me McLellan had until June to submit its report to the Prime Minister, who deadline was met, according to his assistant at Bennett Jones.
The one who worked in the governments of Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin was also mandated to study the possibility of controlling the interactions of political staff and public servants with the Minister of Justice.
The appointment of me McLellan had been turned to ridicule by Andrew Scheer conservatives, who had complained that a liberal “investigation” of the Liberals.
Justin Trudeau denied having acted improperly in the SNC-Lavalin case, but agreed that there had been an “erosion of trust” between Ms. Wilson-Raybould and her office.