Letter to the editor – Wilson-Raybould & Philpott

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Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott. Our Prime Minister could have chosen a different route on this issue regarding SNC-Lavalin and the rule of law. He could have admitted that he was wrong on this issue, and that he is grateful that the attorney general corrected his improper behaviour. It is important in any position of political power to make sure you are not surrounded by sycophantic yes-men and yes-women who will not give you the honest feedback and advice required for just and intelligent governing.

Regarding the issue of the taped phone conversation between Jody Wilson-Raybould and the clerk of the privy council, Michael Wernick, the recording of the conversation is fully justified in this situation as it was used as a last resort by our top cop – Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould – to provide evidence of improper political interference in an important legal case.

This is not “sneaky”. What’s sneaky is not allowing full transparency and verifiable record keeping of the government’s behind the scenes discussions regarding this case. Note: I am using the definition of sneaky from my Random House dictionary, which means “to sneak” – meaning to act in a furtive or underhand way.

Stephen Hammond

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