Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer has now publicly "informed" RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki of the serious allegations lobbied against the PM, in a likely move to lobby the commissioner into acting.
Section 139 refers to everyone who willfully attempts in any manner to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice in a judicial proceeding.
while section 423 states:
Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, wrongfully and without lawful authority, for the purpose of compelling another person to abstain from doing anything that he or she has a lawful right to do, or to do anything that he or she has a lawful right to abstain from doing,
(a) uses violence or threats of violence to that person or his or her spouse or common-law partner or children, or injures his or her property;
(b) intimidates or attempts to intimidate that person or a relative of that person by threats that, in Canada or elsewhere, violence or other injury will be done to or punishment inflicted on him or her or a relative of his or hers, or that the property of any of them will be damaged;
(c) persistently follows that person;
(d) hides any tools, clothes or other property owned or used by that person, or deprives him or her of them or hinders him or her in the use of them;
(e) with one or more other persons, follows that person, in a disorderly manner, on a highway;
(f) besets or watches the place where that person resides, works, carries on business or happens to be; or
(g) blocks or obstructs a highway.
In the same letter the Conservative party leader once again called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign in order for the investigation to take place.
While the Conservative leader has taken the most aggressive stance he is by no means alone. Jagmeet Singh the leader of the NDP has now called for an inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin.
With the PM facing serious questioning from both sides of the aisle, the only thing remaining is the support of his caucus. In the next few days we will see just how strong caucus unity is within the Liberal party, and in turn whether this majority government can survive long enough to make it into the 2019 election.
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