BREAKING: Trudeau Government In Total Chaos, Jane Philpott Resigns From Cabinet Saying “I Must Abide By My Core Values”

It’s all falling apart for Trudeau.

President of the Treasury Board and former Health and Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, one of the most highly-respect members of the federal cabinet, has resigned.

Philpott had been expressing support for her former cabinet colleague Jody Wilson-Raybould, and her resignation has thrown the Trudeau cabinet into total chaos.

Here’s what Philpott said in a statement:

Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K9

Attention: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

March 4, 2019

Dear Prime Minister,

It is an enormous privilege to be the Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville and to have served as Minister of Health, then Minister of Indigenous Services, then President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. It has been an honour to play a leading role in progress that has shaped our country: bringing Syrian refugees to Canada; legislating a balanced approach to Medical Assistance in Dying; negotiating a health accord with new resources for mental health and home care; improving infrastructure for First Nations to provide clean water on reserve; and reforming child welfare to reduce the over-apprehension of Indigenous children.

However, I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet.

In Canada, the constitutional convention of Cabinet solidarity means, among other things, that ministers are expected to defend all Cabinet decisions. A minister must always be prepared to defend other ministers publicly, and must speak in support of the government and its policies. Given this convention and the current circumstances, it is untenable for me to continue to serve as a Cabinet minister.

Unfortunately, the evidence of efforts by politicians and/or officials to pressure the former Attorney General to intervene in the criminal case involving SNC-Lavalin, and the evidence as to the content of those efforts have raised serious concerns for me. Those concerns have been augmented by the views expressed by my constituents and other Canadians.

The solemn principles at stake are the independence and integrity of our justice system. It is a fundamental doctrine of the rule of law that our Attorney General should not be subjected to political pressure or interference regarding the exercise of her prosecutorial discretion in criminal cases. Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has dealt with this matter and in how it has responded to the issues raised.

It grieves me to leave a portfolio where I was at work to deliver on an important mandate. But I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities and constitutional obligations. There can be a cost to acting on one’s principles, but there is a bigger cost to abandoning them.

Although I must regretfully resign from Cabinet, I will continue to serve Canadians in every other way that I can. I was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville and I intend to continue in that role. I am firmly committed to our crucial platform priorities, especially: justice for Indigenous peoples; and implementing a plan to tackle the existential threat of climate change. Canadians need the assurance that, in all matters, Members of Parliament will act in the best interests of the public. My decision has been made with that spirit and intent.

Sincerely,

The Honourable Jane Philpott MD PC MP

Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville

If it was possible, this now makes the scandal even worse for Trudeau. His talking points are once again revealed as dishonest, empty garbage, and the house of cards is falling down.

More to come on this breaking story…

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Elizabeth Thorne
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Elizabeth Thorne

They may be reading the writing on the wall–2019 No Liberal Party status.

Del
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Del

Sunny ways. JP and JWR remaining as Liberals seated in Parliament is a terrific risk for Trudeau. They don’t have to vote as he demands. Could we be seeing a Government fall, or a snap election? Should he resign or be booted by his own party, who might replace him, considering this is an election year? Chaggar? Morneau? The Minister of Weather?

alan skelhorne
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wasn,t it trudeau that said, canadians have no core values.this must be a slap in the face to him. really, this guy, just doesn,t think at all.

shawn harris
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shawn harris

Trudeau claimed to be a feminist and preached gender equality to everyone. My how the mighty Trudeau has fallen, brought down by the very women he so condescendingly praised, then through them under the bus the minute he was found out to be nothing more than a liar and a criminal. As the pressure mounts on Trudeau expect him to lash out more and lay the blame for his deliberate deceitful actions on every member of Parliament, except himself. It could be that Trudeau will most likely call for a snap election if he can’t get the public to believe… Read more »

David MacKAY
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David MacKAY

So in January Scott BRISON the then President of the Treasury Board of Canada unexpectedly resigns and quits politics. Now a month later New President of the Treasury Board of Canada Jane Philpott suddenly resigns resigns citing concerns over criminality/Lavalin. Philpott’s resignation is on the heels of the resignation of Trudeau’s closest adviser Gerald Butts. Brison, Raybould, Buts and now Philppott.
Somehow Lavalin seems to be the tip of an iceberg

Downed worker
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Canada, instead of getting physician / specialist requested medical treatment of workplace injury, Workers Comp + Government just want you to end your life. When your so badly injured and require medical care it’s easier to drive you to suicide than provide medical care for workplace injury. When you can’t work anymore and pay taxes, it’s just easier to DIE. This is what our “CORRUPT” medical insurance fraud RACKETEERING is all about;