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Trudeau cabinet minister resigns amid controversy

AP  |  Toronto 

Canada's former has quit Justin Trudeau's cabinet amid allegations Trudeau's office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm.

released a letter Tuesday announcing her resignation. She was demoted from the post of last month.

The newspaper reported last week that Trudeau or his staff pressured her to arrange a deal with Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin that would let it avoid criminal prosecution on allegations of corruption involving government contracts in

Wilson-Raybould has hired a former justice to advise her on what she can say publicly about the matter.

Her resignation is a potential blow to Trudeau as he faces re-election this year. He has denied directing Wilson-Raybold to arrange such a deal.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 23:05 IST