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Ethics Laws: Office and Snc-Lavalin Controversy

ethics laws: The Office also continues to gather information for any ongoing investigations, according to CTV. Dion had recently undertaken a probe into whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke federal ethics laws in relation to the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy. Despite these exceptional circumstances, the work of the office will continue, his director of communications Melanie Rushworth said in a statement. His office announced on Feb. 11 that he had launched an investigation in the case because he had reason to believe that a possible contravention of the Conflict of Interest Act has occurred, specifically regarding a public office holder seeking to improperly influence a decision of another person. Trudeau has denied any wrongdoing but has acknowledged that he and his staff could have acted differently as the scandal unfolded. Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould has alleged that she faced high-level veiled threats and sustained political interference from nearly a dozen senior officials between September and December 2018 to seek a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC-Lavalin. ( As reported in the news.