Never had an ‘end game’ planned in SNC-Lavalin affair: Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould has said that she never had long-term plan in mind during the SNC-Lavalin controversy. She said that the controversy went beyond her doing the right thing in her previous role.

“For me, in terms of end game … there was no specific end game that had anything to do with power or any specific action other than wanting to do my job and do it well.” Wilson-Raybould said.

Some of the Vancouver Granville MP’s former Liberal colleagues and other political observers have questioned her motives by speaking out about pressure she felt to intervene in the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. They have tried to suggest that she’s driven by ambition and playing a long game.

Wilson-Raybould said Wednesday her actions in the SNC-Lavalin controversy were not about political manoeuvring. “I find it remarkable that it seems inconceivable to so many people that there wasn’t an end game, that I was — through this SNC stuff — that I was actually just doing my job, and by doing my job and doing what I knew was the right thing to do, (it) resulted in this situation that now exists,” Wilson-Raybould said.