Monday, March 04, 2019

Not sure that's what she said . . .

CBC's headline is a little misleading, I think:
Jody Wilson-Raybould, the MP at the centre of the SNC-Lavalin affair, says she'll be running under the Liberal banner in October's general election.
"I have been confirmed as the LPC [Liberal Party of Canada] candidate for Vancouver Granville for the federal election 2019," Wilson-Raybould told CBC News in an email.
She would not comment further, and said she isn't conducting interviews right now. 
Previously, she had said her intention was to remain in caucus and continue to serve as the representative for Vancouver Granville. She told the Vancouver Sun earlier that she had been confirmed as the Liberal candidate in that riding last year.
 It looks to me rather than confirming that she'll be running as a Liberal in October's election, she's been ask about her status, and she says -- I have been confirmed as the LPC candidate for Vancouver Granville. That's hardly the same as saying "...she'll be running".

A paragraph down says:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he is still considering whether Wilson-Raybould can remain in the Liberal caucus after her explosive testimony Wednesday in front of the Commons justice committee, where she confirmed she had faced continuous pressure over four months from high-ranking government officials to interfere in the legal proceedings against Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. 

So, Wilson-Raybould has heard something that has not been announced by the PMO? I doubt it.

This is the CBC misinterpreting a statement, likely issued as a response to the question -- will you be running for the Liberals in October - the reply that she was confirmed as the candidate in no way assumes that she's running -- it simply outlines her current status.

Not sure if the CBC is trying to mislead, or if they've just misunderstood the subtlety of her message.

It's hard for me to believe that after everything that has happened, Wilson-Raybould could, at this point simply say, bygones be bygones, and yeah - no questions, no changes, no concerns -- I'm part of this team.

She has been confirmed. She has not confirmed she is running.


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