Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 12:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 12:45 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 12:45 PM ET

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P04 - (Trudeau-NAFTA) BARRIE, Ont. x-13s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nothing came up during vetting of Julie Payette that he saw as a reason she shouldn't be Canada's next Governor General. But he's still not saying whether he knew about an expunged assault charge that was laid against Payette several years ago. All Trudeau is saying today is that his discussions with Payette revolved around her vision for the country and what she would do in the role of Governor General. ("..Governor General.") (double outcue) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Payette was charged with second-degree assault when she lived in Maryland in 2011, a charge that was quickly dismissed. She was also involved in a fatal car accident but was not found at fault. …

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