Prime Minister Trudeau – “I strongly maintain I and my staff acted appropriately”

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MONTREAL – POLITICS – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Montreal last night and spoke to media following the testimony of his former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould before the Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee.

The Prime Minister stated that he “completely disagrees” with the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould’s characterization today of the events around SNC Lavalin during the time she was Attorney General. When asked about federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s suggestion that he resign, the Prime Minister responded that “Canadians will have a choice in the fall election.’

The Prime Minister is not scheduled to be in the House of Commons for Question Period today to face questions from the Opposition.

Prime Minister’s Plans for February 28, 2019:

Saint-Hubert, Quebec

9:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will tour the Canadian Space Agency, and make an important announcement. A media availability will follow. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, and Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan will be in attendance.

Conference Centre
Canadian Space Agency
6767, route de l’Aéroport

Notes for media:

    • Open coverage for announcement and media availability
    • Pooled photo opportunity for tour
    • Media are asked to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m.

12:30 p.m. The Prime Minister will participate in a national school assembly on space with high school students, along with Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, as well as Canadian astronauts Jeremy Hansen and Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons, moderated by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

Conference Centre
Canadian Space Agency
6767, route de l’Aéroport

Notes for media:

    • Open coverage
    • Media are asked to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.