4 Mar 2019

Trudeau accused of shielding firm facing corruption charges

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 4 March 2019

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being accused of trying to shield an engineering company from a corruption trial. The former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould says Mr Trudeau pressured her to cut a deal with the firm - SNC-Lavalin - which was facing corruption charges. There are now calls for Mr Trudeau to resign. Our correspondent in Toronto, Laura McQuillan, spoke to Gyles Beckford.