OTTAWA — Oh, what a week it's been.
The SNC-Lavalin affair continues to eclipse the House of Commons, casting a shadow over the Liberal party and Jody Wilson-Raybould's fate within it.
The former attorney general delivered her much-anticipated testimony to the House justice committee on Wednesday — which happened to also be the day NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made his first address to caucus as a newly elected MP.
But the high of Singh's fresh byelection win was tempered by week's end with the resignation of two of the party's top MPs: Murray Rankin and Nathan Cullen.
In this episode of "Follow-Up," host Althia Raj digs through Wilson-Raybould's testimony with HuffPost Canada senior politics editor Ryan Maloney. Cullen also joins us for an honest conversation about why the time is right for him to leave the House behind.
Detailed show notes:
(5:12) Ryan Maloney on one of the "wilder" moments in Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony
(7:44) "The prime minister asked me to help out"
(14:51) That reference to Watergate's infamous "Saturday Night Massacre"
(19:04) Defining the difference between "illegal" and "inappropriate" pressure
(24:48) Cabinet minister talk about Jody Wilson-Raybould's place in caucus
(30:43) Nathan Cullen on Jagmeet Singh's "significant" potential for growth
(34:46) Nathan Cullen shares the really good piece of advice Stockwell Day gave him as a rookie MP
(36:00) The one time Jack Layton got "proper angry" with Cullen
(37:17) Ed Broadbent on what Jagmeet Singh's byelection win means for the party now
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