Trudeau Cabinet Takes Another Hit

Treasury Board President Jane Philpott has resigned from the federal cabinet.

In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeay, Philpott sites the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair, saying she has "lost confidence in how the government'" has dealt with the issue.

Philpott's resignation comes just less than a month after former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office had improperly pressured her to stop a criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled Philpott to Treasury Board in mid-January from Indigenous Services, after Scott Brison left the post.

A statement from the PMO says the Prime Minister accepted her resignation, and thanked Ms. Philpott for her years of service to Canadians and her dedication.

Minister Carla Qualtrough immediately assumes responsibilities as acting President of the Treasury Board. 

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(Image courtesy of @janephilpott via Twitter)

 

— With files from The Canadian Press