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Canada's Federal Ethics Committee has pressured Prime Minister Trudeau to avoid criminal prosecution against the justice minister at the time over corruption in a major construction company ...


Prime Minister Trudeau pressures the justice minister The Canadian Federal Ethics Committee announces the findings August 15 6:40

The Canadian federal ethics committee has published a survey on the corruption case of a major construction company that Prime Minister Trudeau had pressured the then justice minister to avoid criminal prosecution. Prime Minister Trudeau is aiming for re-election in the general election in October, and it will be noticed whether there will be any impact in the future.

In Canada, the Justice Minister who was suddenly changed in January complained that there was an interference with the government's right to prosecution over the corruption case of a major construction company related to a project order in Libya. There was a suspicion of being threatened.

The Canadian Federal Ethics Committee, which was investigating this allegation, released a report on the 14th that Prime Minister Trudeau was pressing the then Justice Minister Wilson Raybold to avoid criminal prosecution.

In response, Prime Minister Trudeau said, “There are a few things I disagree with, but I accept the report and take full responsibility.” The opposition party and the Conservative Party are pursuing the responsibility of Prime Minister Trudeau.

Canadian media have reported that this is the first political scandal since the establishment of the Trudeau administration, and it will be noted whether it will affect Prime Minister Trudeau who is aiming for re-election in the general election in October.

ref: nhk