Trudeau has 'no moral authority to govern': Scheer

Andrew Scheer said again on Friday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should step down, having lost the moral authority govern because of the SNC Lavalin affair.

But the Conservative leader also said he won't be introducing a motion of non-confidence against Trudeau.

Instead Scheer said his party will introduce motions aimed at, as he put it, "getting to the bottom of this.''

Trudeau is in the midst of a controversy over allegations his office leaned on former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC Lavalin avoid prosecution on charges of offering bribes to do business with Libya.

Meantime, SNC Lavalin lost a court bid yesterday to overturn the public prosecutor's refusal to negotiate an agreement that would see the company avoid a criminal trial.

When asked whether he would have offered SNC Lavalin a deferred prosecution, Scheer said that he would never interfere in a court case.