Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:05 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:05 PM ET

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National Audio 9:05 PM ET

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NAT134 - (SNC-Lavalin) TORONTO. x-18s. One of Justin Trudeau's most trusted ministers is resigning her position from cabinet, citing the ongoing fallout from the S-N-C-Lavalin affair. Treasury Board president Jane Philpott spells out her reasons for quitting in an open letter to the prime minister. She says she has lost confidence in the way the Trudeau government has handled the controversy. In a speech in Toronto Trudeau took a moment to acknowledge her departure. ("..her service.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Philpott's resignation comes less than a month after former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office improperly pressured her to stop a criminal prosecution of S-N-C-Lavalin.

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