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Canada watchdog probes allegations of interference in SNC-Lavalin case

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's independent ethics commissioner said on Monday he was probing allegations that the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have improperly tried last year to help construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal trial.Mario Dion made the announcement in a letter he sent to two opposition legislators who had asked him to look into a newspaper report that Trudeau officials had put pressure on then-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to go easy on the firm.Although Dion's office has only limited powers to sanction wrongdoing, the probe shows the affair ...

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 00:57 IST