Apr. 8, 2019
Trudeau threatens to sue Opposition leader Scheer
Now he is really feeling the heat. Our Princeling is threatening to take Opposition Leader Sheer to court .
For what? For saying that the PM politically interfered with the SNC Lavalin Issue.
Sure, that is what the PM did.
Sheer for his part has responded to the PM’s threat, essentially saying: "bring it on."
This threat was not some intemperate utterance in the heat of debate but a letter from the Princeling’s lawyer.
You have the PM staff, staff from the Minister of Finance, and the Clerk of the Privy Council all contacting the Attorney General and her staff to change the SNC Lavalin decision that had been made by the independent Prosecution Service.
What is that if it is not political interference?
Sheer’s lawyer responded as reported by the Canadian Press:
In response, Scheer's lawyer, Peter Downard, wrote back Sunday that Scheer "will not be intimidated" and is simply performing his "constitutional duty" to hold the government to account.
If Trudeau is serious about suing, Downard said he must immediately take steps to preserve all relevant documents and to notify all members of his government, past and present, who've been involved in the SNC-Lavalin matter that they can expect to be called to testify.
If Trudeau does not proceed with the threatened lawsuit, Downard said Scheer will conclude that Trudeau "has properly acknowledged that Mr. Scheer's statements were appropriate and grounded in evidence before the Canadian people."
Our Princeling and his lawyer, the PM’s supporters and other apologists for the PM should read what is on their own Government website concerning the Public Prosecution Service:
Role of the Prosecutor
Prosecutors play a key role in the Canadian criminal justice system. This role is quasi-judicial in nature, imposing on prosecutors the duty to be objective, independent, and dispassionate. They must see that all cases deserving of prosecution are brought to trial and prosecuted with competence, diligence, and fairness. Prosecutors must be of integrity, above all suspicion, and must exercise the considerable discretion bestowed on them fairly, in good faith, and without any consideration of the political implications of their decisions. While they must be advocates, their role is not to seek convictions at any cost, but to put before the court all available, relevant, and admissible evidence necessary to enable the court to determine the guilt or innocence of the accused.