This week, the House of Commons Justice Committee adjourned without voting on whether to call Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again.
Half an hour into an emergency meeting of the justice committee, Liberal MPs used their majority to adjourn without holding a vote on whether to recall Ms. Wilson-Raybould, drawing cries of “shame,” “despicable” and “cover-up” from opposition MPs. – Globe & Mail
This week, Lorne Gunter wrote about the scale of the corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin.
The scope of SNC-Lavalin’s previous corrupt practices is staggering, even if those dark days are all now in the past. – Toronto Sun
This week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development notified Canada that it’s watching this story.
The OECD Working Group, which brings together the 44 Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention, will closely monitor Canada’s updates, and has also sent a letter to the Canadian authorities confirming its concerns and next steps in this matter. – OECD website
This week, Andrew Roman published another of his informed, insightful,and admirably apolitical pieces on the legal issues and the testimony to date.
The “rule of law” is not really a rule, or a law, or even about a law. It is about the limits of politics in a democracy. The rule of law is an unwritten, but fundamental constitutional law principle of democratic governments everywhere. It draws a circle around politicians, saying “You can play politics inside this circle, but if you step outside, you are attacking our democracy itself.” – Andrew’s Views