Here’s how Wilson-Raybould’s version of the SNC-Lavalin affair differs from Trudeau, Wernick


Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould took the hot seat Wednesday to testify about her side of the SNC-Lavalin affair.Story continues below

After roughly four hours of questioning by members of the House of Commons justice committee, the former attorney general offered explosive testimony describing a “consistent and sustained” effort from the highest levels of government to pressure her into helping the Montreal engineering firm avoid a criminal trial. Wilson-Raybould also confirmed key details of a bombshell report published three weeks ago by the Globe and Mail alleging attempted political interference.READ MORE: ‘Resign’: Scheer to Trudeau after Wilson-Raybould details pressure, ‘veiled threats’ over SNC-Lavalin affairHer stunning testimony raised significant contrasts, however, between the version of events described so far by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, the country’s top civil servant.Here are the differences between her side of the story and theirs.On three meetingsInitially, the details of the allegations of interference and pressure were not completely clear.Trudeau initially called the report altogether “false,” then later acknowledged he had met with Wilson-Raybould but that he told her in that meeting that the decision on whether to intervene in the case was “hers alone.”WATCH: Wilson-Raybould describes moment conversations with PM on SNC-Lavalin became ‘inappropriate’

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