National Post report indicates breach of trust charge will be withdrawn.
In a stunning report, the National Post says a source has told them the Trudeau government is going to drop their case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.
Here’s a key excerpt:
“The federal government is expected to pull the plug on its prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust, the National Post has learned.
The case is back in court on Wednesday for what was to have been a brief scheduled update on the progress of the government’s efforts at disclosing documents to Norman’s defence team.
Sources have confirmed that the prosecution will withdraw the charge instead.
The tip-off was an unusual alert from the Public Prosecution Service of Canada sent late Tuesday to reporters who have been following the case.
“The Public Prosecution of Canada would like to advise you that there is a scheduled appearance May 8, 2019 at 10:00 am in courtroom # 11 in the Mark Norman prosecution. You may wish to attend,” said the prosecution’s media advisory released at 6:52 p.m. ET.”
It would be a shocking turn of events in what many Canadians – myself included – viewed as a politically motivated and corrupt attempt by the Trudeau Liberals to punish Mark Norman in an effort to cover-up their own wrongdoing.
That perception had been boosted by the fact that while the government pays the legal bills of most individuals facing trial in similar circumstances, they refused to pay for Norman’s.
Additionally, the government withheld documents crucial to his defence, and even when massive troves of documents relating to the case – including communications with the PM – were made ‘available’ to Norman’s defence team, they were almost entirely redacted.
Notably, “Among the documents the defence was seeking was a 60-page memo from then Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick to Trudeau that had been entirely blacked out.”
Many had also speculated that the Norman case would end up revealing political interference from the Trudeau government in the legal system that far exceeded what appears to have happened with SNC-Lavalin. By dropping the case, the Trudeau Liberals would avoid that potentially devastating trial from occurring during the election campaign.
This would be a stunning vindication for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, who would be entirely justified in suing the federal government in retaliation for having his reputation, career, and name unfairly dragged through the mud. After years of service to Canada, Vice-Admiral Norman has been treated horribly by the federal government, and that injustice must be corrected.
And to make that happen, there must be a full investigation into why the charges were brought in the first place, and those responsible for the attack against Norman must be held accountable and punished.
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