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Government Officials: Trudeau and Ethics Act

government officials: The commissioner found that Trudeau acted improperly when using his position of authority over Wilson-Raybould, the then-justice minister and attorney general, in an effort to have her overrule the director of public prosecution's decision not to negotiate a deal with Quebec construction giant SNC-Lavalin that would see the company avoid a criminal prosecution over charges of corruption and fraud stemming from an RCMP investigation, according to CTV. He said the evidence showed that Trudeau both directly and indirectly, through his staff, sought to exert influence over Wilson-Raybould's decision on the matter, after months of government officials and the prime minister denying that was the case. PM Trudeau broke ethics act in relation to SNC-Lavalin On Aug. 14, federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion released his bombshell report on his months-long SNC-Lavalin probe, and found that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke the federal Conflict of Interest Act in relation to the SNC-Lavalin scandal, by seeking to influence Jody Wilson-Raybould in many ways. These findings have renewed opposition outrage and calls for accountability. While accepting responsibility, Trudeau has maintained that the actions of he and his staff were solely about protecting jobs. The prime minister has not apologized, as he did the first time he was found in contravention of the Conflict of Interest Act. ( As reported in the news.