OTTAWA — Opposition parties are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau call a public inquiry and waive solicitor-client privilege to get to the bottom of allegations that his office pressured the former attorney general not to prosecute a Canadian corporation.
MPs returned to the House of Commons Tuesday morning after a break week that saw the resignation of cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts.
ST-LAZARE, Man. — A top CN executive telephoned a Manitoba rancher on Monday to apologize after one of the company’s trains derailed and spilled oil on his land.
“CN executive vice-president Sean Finn spoke directly with Mr. Jayme Corr … to discuss how best to remedy any damages stemming from the derailment and to reassure him that we will be working closely with him and his family in the coming days,” said company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis.