OTTAWA, September 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Former Canadian Minister of Justice Jody wIlson-Raybould, who left Cabinet in 2019 after a clash with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said on Tuesday voters should remember he broke many of his promises.
Wilson-Raybould became the first Indigenous person to be appointed Minister of Justice when Trudeau appointed her in 2015, as part of a stated commitment to improving the lives of Indigenous people largely marginalized and impoverished.
But she said over the years it has become clear to her that Trudeau does not live up to the commitments on issues such as Aboriginal affairs and the need for electoral reform.
"There are a lot of nice words ... but there are There are a lot of promises that were made that weren't kept. And that, of course, leads to disillusionment and disappointment, "she said in an interview.to Reu ters to mark the publication of his book "Indian in the Cabinet " ahead of the September 20 elections.
The book featured in the campaign la last week after the publication of an excerpt in which she accused Trudeau of wanting her to lie about a dispute they were having over a corporate legal matter. He has denied l accusation.
Wilson-Raybould, 50, dismissed a suggestion that she was seeking revenge, noting that the release date had been announced from the months before Trudeau called the election in August.
She had spent much of her career lobbying for increased Aboriginal rights before she moved to be appointed Minister. Over time, she said, her hopes for major changes faded. "I thought I was named because I had a different view of the world, because I had deep knowledge and experience. ... I r I realized that I was just an Indian in the Cabinet "she told Hfrance.fr.
While the dispute with Trudeau escalated, Wilson-Raybould was transferred to Veterans Affairs. portfolio in early 2019.
She quickly resigned and was kicked out of the Liberal Party. But she was re-elected as an independent lawmaker in 2019. She is not running in this election.
Trudeau's campaign did not responded to a request for comment on Tuesday.
In the book, Wilson-Raybould says she is angry with herself for believing in a given that Trudeau "was an honest and good person.but in truth he would lie so carelessly to the public and then think he might be okay ".
During their last meeting , Wilson-Raybould says she told Trudeau: "I wish I had never met you. "
Wilson-Raybould declined to say whether she felt T rudeau was qualified for prime minister or wanted him to lose next week. Report by David Ljunggren; edited by Jonathan Oatis
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