A clear message has been sent to Canadians: if you tell the truth, there is no room for you in the Liberal Party of Canada.
Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould were expelled from the Liberal caucus because they blew the whistle on Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal. This is wrong and it is a betrayal of justice.
Justin Trudeau led a campaign to politically interfere in a criminal investigation. He and his office bullied and threatened Ms. Wilson-Raybould in an attempt to get her to let SNC-Lavalin off the hook. When she resisted, she was fired and when she told the truth, she was removed from caucus.
This should tell Canadians everything they need to know about how things work in the Liberal Party of Canada. Liberal Members of Parliament have chosen to condemn colleagues who spoke truth to power. They are upset about how the truth came out, not what the truth is.
Canadians deserve better. Canadians deserve a government that respects the rule of law, that respects strong women, a government that respects Canadians and our institutions.
It is clear that Justin Trudeau’s government cannot be redeemed. It can only be defeated.