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Canada’s Former Justice Minister Warned About Political Fallout for Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canada’s former justice minister repeatedly warned the country’s top public servant about possible political fallout if she intervened in a criminal case involving a major Canadian corporation, according to a recording of their conversation released on Friday. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was also the former attorney general, gave the recording to a parliamentary committee […]

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Trudeau Tries to Sell New Plan for Canada, Hoping to Leave Crisis Behind

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was selling, but it wasn’t clear that anyone was buying. At a housing development in Ottawa on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Trudeau pitched the wonders of his proposal to make home-buying easier, among a vast array of promises in a spending plan his government released this week. Rod […]

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Canada’s Top Public Servant Is Fourth Official to Resign in Political Scandal

OTTAWA — Canada’s top public servant, who was accused of improperly pressing the former attorney general to settle a corruption case involving a major corporation, resigned on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to put more than a month of political turmoil behind him. It was the fourth prominent resignation related to the scandal […]

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Justice Minister at Center of Trudeau Political Tempest Will Not Testify Again

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has been trying for weeks to shift the country’s attention from accusations by his former justice minister that his government improperly pressured her on a criminal case. On Wednesday, members of his party helped him do that by blocking the minister from testifying again about the matter […]

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Justin Trudeau Cites ‘Erosion of Trust’ Over Case That Became Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said on Thursday that a dispute with his former justice minister that has ballooned into a political crisis came from a breakdown in trust and communication. “I was not aware of that erosion of trust, and as prime minister and head of cabinet, I should have been,” […]

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Justin Trudeau Cites ���Erosion of Trust��� Over Case That Became Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said on Thursday that a dispute with his former justice minister that has ballooned into a political crisis came from a breakdown in trust and communication. “I was not aware of that erosion of trust, and as prime minister and head of cabinet, I should have been,” […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Adviser and Close Friend to Testify in Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Canadians are rarely riveted by televised meetings of the House of Commons justice committee. But they are likely to pay attention on Wednesday morning, when Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s close friend and former political aide, testifies before it about the political crisis that has engulfed Mr. Trudeau just seven months before […]

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Friend, Adviser, Witness: Trudeau’s Fate Could Hinge on Confidant’s Testimony

TORONTO — They were college friends, canoeing pals and debating team buddies who were in one another’s wedding parties. Together, they fashioned a campaign that catapulted them into Canada’s top office — Justin Trudeau as the country’s optimistic prime minister and his best friend Gerald Butts as his adviser, strategist and political slugger. Now they […]

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Oh, Trudeau.

Justin Trudeau came to office in 2015 by the high road, exuding charm, confidence, integrity and an openness to change. He filled his cabinet with women and minorities, opened Canada’s doors to immigrants and posed for endless selfies with adoring crowds. But in politics the fresher the face, the more obvious the blemishes. With seven […]

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How Justin Trudeau Was Ensnared by Scandal: A Corruption Case and ‘Veiled Threats’

Four years ago, Justin Trudeau rose to Canada’s highest office as the second-youngest prime minister in the country’s history, promising “sunny ways” and a new era of honest government, equal representation and liberalism. Now, Mr. Trudeau is entangled in a scandal involving allegations that his office pressured his justice minister to settle a criminal case […]

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Trudeau Promised a Fresh Approach to Politics. Now He’s Embroiled in Scandal.

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada promised a fresh approach to politics, one that was based on openness, decency and liberalism. Now he is embroiled in a scandal involving accusations of back-room deal-making and bullying tactics, all to support a Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government when it was run by […]

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Trudeau’s Political Woes Mount With Demands for More Inquiries

OTTAWA — If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had any thought that a burgeoning political scandal could be quietly contained, that hope vanished on Thursday, as Canadians dissected the explosive testimony from his former justice minister before a parliamentary committee. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a minister strafe her own government like this,” said Andrew […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Attorney General: ‘Veiled Threats’ Were Made to Drop Case

OTTAWA — Breaking weeks of silence, the former cabinet minister now at the center of a growing political crisis in Canada testified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of his staff and senior officials used “political interference” and “veiled threats” in a campaign to get her to drop a criminal case against a major corporation. […]

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Justin Trudeau’s Political Crisis Widens as Top Aide and Friend Resigns

OTTAWA — The top political adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada resigned on Monday, deepening a political crisis over allegations the government tried to interfere in a criminal court case. In a statement announcing his departure, Gerald Butts, who has been a close friend of Mr. Trudeau’s since their university days, linked his […]

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Ethics Inquiry Opened Over Justin Trudeau’s Actions in Bribery Case

Canada’s parliamentary ethics commissioner said on Monday that he would look into allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured his former attorney general to call off a criminal case against a major engineering company based in Montreal. The announcement, made in a letter to two members of Parliament, followed several days of allegations that […]

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