Title: Unveiling the Truth Behind the SNC-Lavalin Scandal: RCMP Commissioner’s Testimony Shut Down Amidst Controversy
In a recent turn of events, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner, Michael Duheme, was scheduled to provide crucial testimony at an Ethics Committee hearing. The hearing aimed to shed light on the alleged obstruction of justice by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin scandal that unfolded in 2018. However, the hearing was abruptly adjourned, leaving many questioning the government’s transparency and accountability.
The controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair revolves around accusations that Trudeau pressured then Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to drop criminal prosecution against SNC-Lavalin, a major Canadian engineering firm, in a bribery case. Wilson-Raybould’s subsequent removal from her position and ejection from the Liberal caucus further fueled concerns about potential illegal actions by Trudeau.
The RCMP had initially launched an investigation into Trudeau’s role in the scandal following allegations of obstruction of justice. However, newly released documents obtained by Democracy Watch, a non-profit accountability organization, revealed that the RCMP had closed the investigation in January 2023. The closure was reportedly based on “insufficient evidence to substantiate a criminal offense” after reviewing publicly-available non-confidential materials.
Critics argue that the closure of the investigation raises questions about Trudeau’s potential immunity from legal consequences. These concerns are further exacerbated by the revelation that crucial confidential cabinet documents were withheld from the RCMP, hindering their ability to gather evidence. Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) and the public alike are left wondering whether Trudeau is indeed above the law.
The adjournment of the Ethics Committee hearing, where Commissioner Duheme was scheduled to testify, has only intensified calls for accountability. Liberal MP Mona Fortier swiftly moved to adjourn the meeting, arguing a lack of forewarning. This decision was supported by the NDP and Bloc Quebecois members, much to the frustration of Conservative MP Larry Brock, who accused the government of trying to hide the truth.
The adjournment has sparked public outrage and deepened the distrust in the media’s coverage of such crucial events. People who no longer trust the media are seeking alternative sources of information. One such example is Rebel News, an independent media outlet that aims to provide unfiltered and unbiased news to its viewers. Rebel News founder Ezra Levant, accompanied by his videographer, Benji, has decided to personally travel to Israel to report on the truth about the war, in an effort to bypass the mainstream media and deliver accurate information directly to the public.
In conclusion, the adjournment of Commissioner Duheme’s testimony at the Ethics Committee hearing surrounding the SNC-Lavalin scandal has left many questioning the integrity and transparency of the Canadian government. The closure of the RCMP investigation due to insufficient evidence, coupled with the revelation of withheld cabinet documents, has raised concerns about potential obstruction of justice and Trudeau’s alleged immunity from legal consequences. As the search for truth continues, independent media outlets like Rebel News are gaining popularity as alternative sources for unbiased news. It is crucial for the public to have access to accurate information to hold their leaders accountable and ensure justice prevails.