UPDATE: Wilson-Raybould kicked out of Federal Liberal caucus
Even before it begins, Jody Wilson-Raybould has already been informed of her fate within the Liberal caucus.
In a tweet she sent out late Tuesday afternoon, Wilson-Raybould confirmed she had been kicked out of her party's caucus.
I have just been informed by the Prime Minister of Canada that I am removed from the Liberal caucus and as the confirmed Vancouver Granville candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election. More to come...— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) April 2, 2019
I ran to be a Member of Parliament for the purpose of improving people’s lives. Nothing will stop me from continuing in that pursuit. More details here: https://t.co/zSoLgR62j8— Jane Philpott (@janephilpott) April 2, 2019
The final call rested with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was expected to make a decision in consultation with Liberal MPs, but clearly got the jump on proceeding by informing Wilson-Raybould of his decision.
The two quit Trudeau's cabinet over his handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair, though both say they want to remain in caucus and to run again as Liberals in this fall's election.
But other Liberal MPs have begun openly questioning their trustworthiness, especially after Wilson-Raybould revealed that she secretly recorded a contentious phone call with Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick last year.
The call was part of what Wilson-Raybould has described as a long campaign of pressure from Trudeau, his aides and staff members to get her to help the Montreal engineering firm avert criminal prosecution on corruption and fraud charges related to its dealings in Libya.
Wilson-Raybould has said she believes she was removed from her role as attorney general and justice minister because she wouldn't comply.
with files from Newstalk 1010