Toronto: Canada’s former justice minister has quit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet amid allegations Trudeau’s office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm.Also Read - Twitterverse Reacts to Manchester City's 8th English Premier League Triumph | Check Reactions

Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould released a letter Tuesday announcing her resignation. She was demoted from the post of justice minister last month. Also Read - Weather Update: Rain, Thunderstorms Likely in Parts of Rajasthan: MeT Dept

The Globe and Mail newspaper reported last week that Trudeau or his staff pressured her to arrange a deal with Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin that would let it avoid criminal prosecution on allegations of corruption involving government contracts in Libya. Also Read - FULL Scorecard of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2022 Highlights SRH vs PBKS, Recent Match Report

Wilson-Raybould has hired a former Supreme Court justice to advise her on what she can say publicly about the matter.

Her resignation is a potential blow to Trudeau as he faces re-election this year. He has denied directing Wilson-Raybold to arrange such a deal. AP

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