News ID: 239821
Published: 0359 GMT March 05, 2019

Second Trudeau minister resigns as Canada’s political crisis swells

Second Trudeau minister resigns as Canada’s political crisis swells
ipolitics.ca

Another minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada quit in protest on Monday over accusations that he and his aides tried to influence a criminal case against a multinational Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government.

The unexpected resignation, by Jane Philpott, who led the treasury board, inflames a growing political crisis that has already cost Mr. Trudeau his former justice minister and his top aide. nytimes.com reported.

“I’ve been considering the events that have shaken the government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of cabinet,” said Philpott, who was also a former health minister and minister of Indigenous affairs.

Speaking to a Liberal party rally in Toronto on Monday night, Trudeau thanked Philpott for her service.

 

   
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