Trudeau says ethics watchdog to decide truth in SNCLavalin affair

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it will be up to the country’s ethics watchdog to decide who is telling the truth in the SNC-Lavalin affair — himself, or former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould.Yesterday, Wilson-Raybould detailed what she described as a relentless campaign, including veiled threats, from Trudeau, his senior staff, the top public servant and the finance minister’s office, for her to intervene and order a “remediation agreement” for the company to help it avoid criminal corruption charges.Speaking in suburban Montreal this morning, Trudeau says he totally disagrees with how Wilson-Raybould described discussions she had with him and others about the case.The prime minister says the ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, will settle disagreements over what happened.Trudeau says there is “no doubt” talks didn’t cross any legal lines and that Canadians expect their government to look for ways to protect jobs and expand the economy while respecting the rule of law. As for Wilson-Raybould’s future as a Liberal, Trudeau says he is still mulling over whether she will be allowed to remain in caucus.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Saara Chaudry of The Breadwinner wins best voice performance at ACTRA Awards

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Angelina Jolie and Saara Chaudry attend the premiere of “The Breadwinner” at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Oct. 20, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Actress-producer Jennifer Podemski received the Award of Excellence.ACTRA Toronto also celebrated its 75th anniversary at the gala. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Other winners included Sheila McCarthy for best actress in the feature film Cardinals, and Stuart Hughes for best actor in the feature film The Drawer Boy.An ensemble award chosen by fellow ACTRA members went to the cast of the CBC-TV comedy Baroness von Sketch Show. Facebook The star of the Oscar-nominated animated Canadian co-production The Breadwinner was among the honourees at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto.Toronto actress Saara Chaudry, who voices the lead role of a young girl who helps her family in Afghanistan, won the award for best voice performance at Saturday’s show.The annual event recognizes outstanding performances by Toronto members of the national performers’ union. Twitterlast_img read more

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