Michael Wernick

Michael Wernick, former clerk of the Privy Council of Canada, participates in an interview with Maclean's, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (Photograph by Justin Tang)

Michael Wernick has some advice

Paul Wells talks to the former clerk of the Privy Council about his advice to Prime Ministers, the time pressures of governing, and political exits
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What is Justin Trudeau’s ’mood’ on SNC-Lavalin now?

Andrew MacDougall: The government hasn’t ruled on the DPA question, and the company has stopped asking. It could all change in November.
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Who may have broken the law in the SNC-Lavalin affair?

Opinion: The common claim that nothing illegal took place overlooks a multitude of laws, codes and conventions that might apply. Where the evidence is clear, the authorities should charge and prosecute.
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Jody Wilson-Raybould: ’I am issuing the strongest warning I can possibly issue’

Here are the most important — and gripping — moments of a phone call between the former Attorney General and the Clerk of the Privy Council that may come to define the SNC-Lavalin scandal
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Wilson-Raybould aired a potentially critical cabinet-level discussion

The former attorney general’s recorded call with Michael Wernick referred to a cabinet decision that the DPA tool would not be used to override the prosecution service
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Nothing to see here, says party desperately hiding something

Andrew MacDougall: The Liberals want Canadians to ’arrive at a conclusion’. After all the resignations and games, there’s really only one to draw.
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Michael Wernick to quit before the next election: Full text of letter to PM

Wernick: ’There is no path for me to have a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the leaders of the Opposition parties’
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Some things Jody Wilson-Raybould could help clear up

The SNC-Lavalin waters are thoroughly muddied, but if the former AG testified again there are at least three points that now need addressing
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Michael Wernick’s SNC-Lavalin problem

Andrew MacDougall: It’s not just the PM, politicians and staffers who are wearing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The PCO’s judgement is also on the hook.
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Michael Wernick testifies at justice committee: Full opening statement

The clerk of the Privy Council testified in front of a parliamentary committee for the second time in two weeks. Here’s his opening statement.