By Justin Field
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference Thursday morning at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa.
Trudeau read a statement concerning the SNC-Lavalier file, in which he classified the relationship between his former secretary Gerald Butts, and Former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould as suffering from an “erosion of trust”.
Both Butts and Wilson-Raybould testified in front of the Commons justice committee earlier over the past week.
What Trudeau failed to do during his statement was apologize for the controversy surround the SNC-Lavalin file.
“In regards to standing up for jobs and protecting our rule of law, I continue to say there was no inappropriate pressure” Trudeau said, when questioned on whether he would specifically apologize for the controversy at hand.
While no apology was made this morning, Trudeau is on his way to Iqaluit to make a formal apology for federal mistreatment of Inuit patients with tuberculosis between the 1940s and 1960s.
Trudeau will also be in Toronto on Friday for International Women’s Day.