Read the full, annotated text of Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation letter


The federal ethics commissioner is investigating the allegations.

While it is not entirely clear what sort of discussions took place between Wilson-Raybould and prime ministerial officials on the SNC-Lavalin matter, it appears she feels bound by solicitor-client privilege by virtue of the advice she provided as attorney general.

Wilson-Raybould was the epitome of Brand Trudeau-the daughter of a First Nations politician, she was a lawyer whose sterling career as Crown Prosecutor and Regional Chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations paved the way to her becoming justice minister.

Moving still further westward to British Columbia, Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne hosts a roundtable chat with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce before heading out to tour various community projects across southwestern BC, while Transport Minister Marc Garneau is in Richmond to reveal the "most recent recipients of abandoned boats funding" during a stop at Steveston Harbour.

"Trudeau will want to deal with this as soon as possible, so we aren't reading about SNC-Lavalin six months from now", he said.

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The prime minister defended his government's record on reconciliation in a warehouse of buses Tuesday after Indigenous leaders accused him of throwing one of his former ministers under one. The company, a longtime Liberal party supporter, actively lobbied federal officials for the past two years, seeking a stay of court proceedings and a negotiated settlement instead of a trial.

"In our system of government, of course, her presence in cabinet should actually speak for itself", he said following an event in Vancouver - one that Wilson-Raybould didn't attend, unlike a handful of fellow Liberals from the city.

On Wednesday, the House Of Commons justice committee will meet to discuss a separate request to call nine witnesses, including Wilson-Raybould, to testify over the claims of political interference.

Wilson-Raybould will, however, be staying on as an MP in Vancouver-Granville.

SNC-Lavalin's head office in Montreal. Trudeau informed the rest of his cabinet Tuesday morning about her decision.

"The motion simply was you'll go to veterans affairs, It's lower on the totem pole so to speak, but the other thing was that you know there was a struggle to over where he would put the new rights portfolio and Jody rightfully wanted it in the Attorney General's office, Trudeau made a decision to give it to Carolyn Bennett, and it's died now, nothing's happened since that took place", said Wilson-Raybould's father. Wilson-Raybould never mentioned it, he said.

"Ms. Wilson-Raybould's appointment as minister of Justice and Attorney General was celebrated by many First Nations people as a tremendous accomplishment and testament to her expertise, experience and intellect", he said in an emailed statement.

SNC-Lavalin has declined to comment on any of the reports.

Her resignation is a potential blow to Trudeau as he faces re-election this year.

She thanks her staff, officials and Canadians who supported her while in cabinet.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee offered a more pointed rebuke, equating the government's treatment of Wilson-Raybould to "character assassination".

He said he's "concerned about the many unanswered questions" surrounding Wilson-Raybould's resignation and added that this is "echoed by many First Nations across the country".