Every year at the end of the year,
various Canadian media will select the annual news person of the year.
This year’s editors almost agree that
the former Canadian Attorney General of the Year,
will be the News of the Year in 2019.
After all, without her role, Prime Minister Trudeau
would not have lost his most trusted senior aide and two cabinet ministers,
and he would probably not have
lost the parliamentary majority in this election.
Many people think she is an example of upholding principles,
and some people think that she is self-conscious.
But in any case, the political storm centered on her,
like the Duffy corruption case a few years ago,
made Canadians see the government behind the scenes
and caused an important public debate.
A report cited anonymous sources saying that
Trudeau wanted to allow SNC-Lanvalin,
which had been accused of paying bribes in Libya,
to replace the criminal charges with a deferred prosecution agreement,
and several of its officials told Attorney General
Wilson – Raybould “improper pressure”.
Within weeks of the report being published,
Wilson- Raybould and her friend
Jane Philpott resigned from the cabinet,
Trudeau’s senior assistant Gerald Butts
and the Privy Council Secretary-General Michael Wernick has also resigned.
Wilson Raybould did not fade out of public view.
She was elected as nonpartisan
and re-entered the House of Representatives.
The news of her refusing to move out
of the minister’s office made headlines last week.
The ongoing SNC-Lanvalin case will also
cause her name to be brought up again and again.