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Mario Dion wrote : “Mr. Trudeau used his position of authority over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould to seek to influence, both directly and indirectly, her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to invite SNC-Lavalin to enter into negotiations towards a remediation agreement. Therefore, I find that Mr. Trudeau contravened section 9 of the Act” External link

cpac Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “An effective ethics regime, in my view, must be supported by effective instruments, institutions, processes and structures if is to enhance the public’s confidence in those who hold public office,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concludes : “The actions that sought to further these interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “Nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “If our Office is to remain truly independent and fulfill its purpose, I must have unfettered access to all information that could be relevant to the exercise of my mandate,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

globalconstructionreview Friday, August 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, August 16, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

digitaljournal Friday, August 16, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "According to Mr. Trudeau, SNC-Lavalin was a timely example of a company with a significant number of employees in Canada, that had engaged in alleged wrongdoing under previous management, and that was now trying to reform. A remediation agreement regime offered a way through for SNC-Lavalin, as had been the case for other large engineering firms in Europe which had benefited from this type of regime," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion told : "There should be sanctions because there aren't any currently," External link

barrie Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “According to Mr. Bouchard's notes of that conversation, Ms. McLachlin had expressed to Mr. Iacobucci some reservations about her possible involvement. She was no longer a lawyer and could not offer legal advice. She would also require a proper briefing. Mr. Bouchard also noted that Ms. McLachlin would need to be invited by the Attorney General; Ms. McLachlin did not want to be retained by the Government of Canada,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “To them, this was an example of how Ms. Wilson-Raybould felt that cooperation or collaboration with Mr. Trudeau's office and the rest of Cabinet was not something that she was required to do or even should do,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion told : "There should be sanctions because there aren't any currently," External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion writes : "As prime minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

thespec Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "the authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of [federal prosecutors] as well as the authority of Wilson-Raybould,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concludes : “The actions that sought to further these interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

upi Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general" "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law office,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion stated : “The evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion writes : “In his written submission, Mr. Trudeau stated that he and his staff were puzzled by [Ms. Roussel’s decision] because, in his mind, SNC-Lavalin was precisely the kind of candidate for which the remediation agreement was designed: one that had taken significant steps to reform itself and whose conviction would harm many people who had not been involved in the wrongdoing,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Wilson‑Raybould, through briefings and advice received from her deputy minister and her ministerial staff, evaluated several possible means of intervening in the matter and engaged in consultations, including with several former attorneys general, to obtain guidance and advice," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “As Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately discredit the decision of [federal prosecutors] as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

japantoday Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion asserted ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion cited : “reason to believe a possible contravention” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interest in deferring prosecution,” “These interests would likely have ben furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion added : “There is no requirement that the alleged influence must lead to the desire result for a breach of Section 9 to occur” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion asserted ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion cited : “reason to believe a possible contravention” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interest in deferring prosecution,” “These interests would likely have ben furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion added : “There is no requirement that the alleged influence must lead to the desire result for a breach of Section 9 to occur” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

wftv Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion writes : “As prime minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

kiro7 Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

voanews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

wsoctv Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

680news Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

washtimes Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “Mr. Trudeau saw no harm in engaging with the Attorney General or her officials, even while the matter was seized by the Federal Court” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I believe that decisions relating to my access to such information should be made transparently and democratically by Parliament, not by the very same public office holders who are subject to the regime I administer,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “Mr. Trudeau’s counsel submitted that, in sum, Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making process was inadequate and infected by legal misunderstanding and political motivation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as attorney general, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts," "Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the director of public prosecutions' decision" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine, and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as Attorney General, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Queen ) : “During this examination, nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence of the Queen's Privy Council,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

news18 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Trudeau used his position of authority over Wilson-Raybould to seek to influence her decision," "Because SNC‑Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests. The actions that sought to further these interests were improper," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

france24-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr Trudeau used his position of authority over Ms. Wilson-Raybould to seek to influence her decision," "Because SNC‑Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Ms. Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Mr Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests. The actions that sought to further these interests were improper," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

timescolonist Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion states : “he asked his staff for existing options to move the file forward,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interests in deferring prosecution. These interests would likely have been furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision,” “The actions that sought to further these interests were improper since they were contrary to the Shawcross doctrine and the principles of prosecutorial independence and the rule of law” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "I believe that decisions relating to my access to such information should be made transparently and democratically by Parliament, not by the very same public office holders who are subject to the regime I administer," External link

thespec Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

pulse Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Because SNC-Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Ms Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Mr Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests," External link

bbc Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as Attorney General, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “the evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interests in deferring prosecution. These interests would likely have been furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," "The actions that sought to further these interests were improper since they were contrary to the Shawcross doctrine and the principles of prosecutorial independence and the rule of law" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Dominic Leblanc ) : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefited financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Dominic Leblanc ) : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefited financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

barrie Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “One of the purposes of the conflict-of-interest code for members of the House of Commons is to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of members as well as the respect and confidence that society places in the House of Commons as an institution,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “I therefore recommend that no sanction be imposed,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “One of the purposes of the conflict-of-interest code for members of the House of Commons is to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of members as well as the respect and confidence that society places in the House of Commons as an institution,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “I therefore recommend that no sanction be imposed,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefitted financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “As Minister, Mr. LeBlanc was exercising an official power when he decided to pursue issuing the licence to the Five Nations Clam Co., and his decision provided an opportunity to further Mr. Thériault’s private interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “In my view, Mr. Smolik was more than willing to assist his employer in any manner despite the post-employment advice he had received from this (the ethics commissioner’s) office,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 31, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I found Mr. Smolik’s version of events to be inconsistent with the information contained in the documentation submitted by both Cargill and the commission,” “In fact, many of the relevant documents which were either authored by Mr. Smolik or addressed to him directly showed a level of involvement in the Sarnia terminal’s dust issue that was far greater than Mr. Smolik had initially led me to believe. I also found Mr. Smolik to be less than forthcoming with his answers to questions relating to these documents during his second interview, including why he had not produced the documents himself” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 31, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “In my view, Mr. Smolik was more than willing to assist his employer in any manner despite the post-employment advice he had received from this (the ethics commissioner’s) office,” External link

680news Friday, May 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I found Mr. Smolik’s version of events to be inconsistent with the information contained in the documentation submitted by both Cargill and the commission,” “In fact, many of the relevant documents which were either authored by Mr. Smolik or addressed to him directly showed a level of involvement in the Sarnia terminal’s dust issue that was far greater than Mr. Smolik had initially led me to believe. I also found Mr. Smolik to be less than forthcoming with his answers to questions relating to these documents during his second interview, including why he had not produced the documents himself” External link

680news Friday, May 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “The focus is on the Prime Minister, but indeed … there are several other public office holders who are being interviewed, or will be interviewed, to essentially review the facts that were largely reported in the public domain,” “Mostly political aides who allegedly also played a role, have been, or will be interviewed soon” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion replied : “We are working hard to produce a report within the next few months,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "While I am still on medical leave to complete the healing process, I am very pleased with the progress made and confident that I will be able to fully resume my professional activities later this spring," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "In the meantime, I am able to steer key issues and have been consulted on several occasions. I have full confidence in my staff and am quite pleased with the way we have managed a difficult and unusual situation," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "Section 9 prohibits a public office holder from seeking to influence a decision of another person so as to improperly further another person's private interest. As a result, I have initiated an examination … and have so informed Mr. Trudeau," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : ”I have reason to believe that a possible contravention of Section 9 may have occurred,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion told : “Simply put, the IRB is not sufficiently resourced to deal with its current workload,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concluded ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “Dr. Kristmanson, as CEO, was in a position to advance matters of interest to these stakeholders, whether by adding items to the NCC’s board of directors’ agendas, making recommendations to other members of the board, or voting in favour of specific stakeholder proposals,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “Dr. Kristmanson, as CEO, was in a position to advance matters of interest to these stakeholders, whether by adding items to the NCC’s board of directors’ agendas, making recommendations to other members of the board, or voting in favour of specific stakeholder proposals,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “There was no evidence to suggest that Dr. Kristmanson was asked to perform an official function at any of the events when he accepted the invitations,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “There was no evidence to suggest that Dr. Kristmanson was asked to perform an official function at any of the events when he accepted the invitations,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:56:00 PM EAT



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commissioner76.92%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
successor15.38%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Mario DionEN66.67%
Mario DionFR33.33%


 
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Mario Dion wrote : “Mr. Trudeau used his position of authority over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould to seek to influence, both directly and indirectly, her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to invite SNC-Lavalin to enter into negotiations towards a remediation agreement. Therefore, I find that Mr. Trudeau contravened section 9 of the Act” External link

cpac Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “An effective ethics regime, in my view, must be supported by effective instruments, institutions, processes and structures if is to enhance the public’s confidence in those who hold public office,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concludes : “The actions that sought to further these interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “Nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “If our Office is to remain truly independent and fulfill its purpose, I must have unfettered access to all information that could be relevant to the exercise of my mandate,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

globalconstructionreview Friday, August 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, August 16, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

digitaljournal Friday, August 16, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "According to Mr. Trudeau, SNC-Lavalin was a timely example of a company with a significant number of employees in Canada, that had engaged in alleged wrongdoing under previous management, and that was now trying to reform. A remediation agreement regime offered a way through for SNC-Lavalin, as had been the case for other large engineering firms in Europe which had benefited from this type of regime," External link

CBC Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion told : "There should be sanctions because there aren't any currently," External link

barrie Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “According to Mr. Bouchard's notes of that conversation, Ms. McLachlin had expressed to Mr. Iacobucci some reservations about her possible involvement. She was no longer a lawyer and could not offer legal advice. She would also require a proper briefing. Mr. Bouchard also noted that Ms. McLachlin would need to be invited by the Attorney General; Ms. McLachlin did not want to be retained by the Government of Canada,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “To them, this was an example of how Ms. Wilson-Raybould felt that cooperation or collaboration with Mr. Trudeau's office and the rest of Cabinet was not something that she was required to do or even should do,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion told : "There should be sanctions because there aren't any currently," External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion writes : "As prime minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

thespec Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Here, in contrast, the evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "the authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of [federal prosecutors] as well as the authority of Wilson-Raybould,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concludes : “The actions that sought to further these interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

upi Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general" "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law office,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion stated : “The evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion writes : “In his written submission, Mr. Trudeau stated that he and his staff were puzzled by [Ms. Roussel’s decision] because, in his mind, SNC-Lavalin was precisely the kind of candidate for which the remediation agreement was designed: one that had taken significant steps to reform itself and whose conviction would harm many people who had not been involved in the wrongdoing,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "Wilson‑Raybould, through briefings and advice received from her deputy minister and her ministerial staff, evaluated several possible means of intervening in the matter and engaged in consultations, including with several former attorneys general, to obtain guidance and advice," External link

CBC Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “As Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately discredit the decision of [federal prosecutors] as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

japantoday Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion asserted ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion cited : “reason to believe a possible contravention” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interest in deferring prosecution,” “These interests would likely have ben furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion added : “There is no requirement that the alleged influence must lead to the desire result for a breach of Section 9 to occur” External link

cknw Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion asserted ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion cited : “reason to believe a possible contravention” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interest in deferring prosecution,” “These interests would likely have ben furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion added : “There is no requirement that the alleged influence must lead to the desire result for a breach of Section 9 to occur” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

wftv Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion writes : “As prime minister, Mr. Trudeau was the only public office holder who, by virtue of his position, could clearly exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

kiro7 Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” External link

voanews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

ctvnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

wsoctv Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

680news Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

washtimes Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “Mr. Trudeau saw no harm in engaging with the Attorney General or her officials, even while the matter was seized by the Federal Court” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I believe that decisions relating to my access to such information should be made transparently and democratically by Parliament, not by the very same public office holders who are subject to the regime I administer,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “Mr. Trudeau’s counsel submitted that, in sum, Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making process was inadequate and infected by legal misunderstanding and political motivation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Ms Wilson ) : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as attorney general, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts," "Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the director of public prosecutions' decision" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine, and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as Attorney General, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the attorney general,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Ms Wilson ) : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Queen ) : “During this examination, nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence of the Queen's Privy Council,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

news18 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms Wilson-Raybould," "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms Wilson-Raybould" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Trudeau used his position of authority over Wilson-Raybould to seek to influence her decision," "Because SNC‑Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests. The actions that sought to further these interests were improper," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

france24-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr Trudeau used his position of authority over Ms. Wilson-Raybould to seek to influence her decision," "Because SNC‑Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Ms. Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Mr Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests. The actions that sought to further these interests were improper," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould,” “The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer” External link

timescolonist Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion states : “he asked his staff for existing options to move the file forward,” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interests in deferring prosecution. These interests would likely have been furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision,” “The actions that sought to further these interests were improper since they were contrary to the Shawcross doctrine and the principles of prosecutorial independence and the rule of law” External link

cknw Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : "I believe that decisions relating to my access to such information should be made transparently and democratically by Parliament, not by the very same public office holders who are subject to the regime I administer," External link

thespec Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded : "The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer" External link

pulse Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Because SNC-Lavalin overwhelmingly stood to benefit from Ms Wilson-Raybould's intervention, I have no doubt that the result of Mr Trudeau's influence would have furthered SNC-Lavalin's interests," External link

bbc Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson‑Raybould. The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson‑Raybould as the Crown's chief law officer," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "Mr. Trudeau's legal counsel further submitted that Ms. Wilson-Raybould failed in her duty, as Attorney General, to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than making a meaningful independent decision of her own, Ms. Wilson-Raybould reflexively deferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "The repeated interventions by the Prime Minister, his most senior ministerial staff and public officials to have the Attorney General find a solution, even in the face of her refusal to intervene in the matter, lead me to conclude that these actions were tantamount to political direction," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : “the evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "The evidence showed that SNC-Lavalin had significant financial interests in deferring prosecution. These interests would likely have been furthered had Mr. Trudeau successfully influenced the Attorney General to intervene in the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision," "The actions that sought to further these interests were improper since they were contrary to the Shawcross doctrine and the principles of prosecutorial independence and the rule of law" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Dominic Leblanc ) : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefited financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Dominic Leblanc ) : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefited financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

barrie Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “One of the purposes of the conflict-of-interest code for members of the House of Commons is to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of members as well as the respect and confidence that society places in the House of Commons as an institution,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “I therefore recommend that no sanction be imposed,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “One of the purposes of the conflict-of-interest code for members of the House of Commons is to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of members as well as the respect and confidence that society places in the House of Commons as an institution,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “I therefore recommend that no sanction be imposed,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Anita Vandenbeld ) : "Ms. Vandenbeld's endorsement as the local sitting Member of Parliament was perceived by the campaign to be valuable," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : “A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc’s spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefitted financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co.,” “Mr. Thériault would have served as the company’s general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “As Minister, Mr. LeBlanc was exercising an official power when he decided to pursue issuing the licence to the Five Nations Clam Co., and his decision provided an opportunity to further Mr. Thériault’s private interests,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “In my view, Mr. Smolik was more than willing to assist his employer in any manner despite the post-employment advice he had received from this (the ethics commissioner’s) office,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 31, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I found Mr. Smolik’s version of events to be inconsistent with the information contained in the documentation submitted by both Cargill and the commission,” “In fact, many of the relevant documents which were either authored by Mr. Smolik or addressed to him directly showed a level of involvement in the Sarnia terminal’s dust issue that was far greater than Mr. Smolik had initially led me to believe. I also found Mr. Smolik to be less than forthcoming with his answers to questions relating to these documents during his second interview, including why he had not produced the documents himself” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 31, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “In my view, Mr. Smolik was more than willing to assist his employer in any manner despite the post-employment advice he had received from this (the ethics commissioner’s) office,” External link

680news Friday, May 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : “I found Mr. Smolik’s version of events to be inconsistent with the information contained in the documentation submitted by both Cargill and the commission,” “In fact, many of the relevant documents which were either authored by Mr. Smolik or addressed to him directly showed a level of involvement in the Sarnia terminal’s dust issue that was far greater than Mr. Smolik had initially led me to believe. I also found Mr. Smolik to be less than forthcoming with his answers to questions relating to these documents during his second interview, including why he had not produced the documents himself” External link

680news Friday, May 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : “The focus is on the Prime Minister, but indeed … there are several other public office holders who are being interviewed, or will be interviewed, to essentially review the facts that were largely reported in the public domain,” “Mostly political aides who allegedly also played a role, have been, or will be interviewed soon” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion replied : “We are working hard to produce a report within the next few months,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said : "While I am still on medical leave to complete the healing process, I am very pleased with the progress made and confident that I will be able to fully resume my professional activities later this spring," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said : "In the meantime, I am able to steer key issues and have been consulted on several occasions. I have full confidence in my staff and am quite pleased with the way we have managed a difficult and unusual situation," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote ( about Mr Trudeau ) : "Section 9 prohibits a public office holder from seeking to influence a decision of another person so as to improperly further another person's private interest. As a result, I have initiated an examination … and have so informed Mr. Trudeau," External link

ctvnews Friday, April 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion wrote : ”I have reason to believe that a possible contravention of Section 9 may have occurred,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion told : “Simply put, the IRB is not sufficiently resourced to deal with its current workload,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 11, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion concluded ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “Dr. Kristmanson, as CEO, was in a position to advance matters of interest to these stakeholders, whether by adding items to the NCC’s board of directors’ agendas, making recommendations to other members of the board, or voting in favour of specific stakeholder proposals,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion concluded ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “Dr. Kristmanson, as CEO, was in a position to advance matters of interest to these stakeholders, whether by adding items to the NCC’s board of directors’ agendas, making recommendations to other members of the board, or voting in favour of specific stakeholder proposals,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “There was no evidence to suggest that Dr. Kristmanson was asked to perform an official function at any of the events when he accepted the invitations,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “I determined that each of the 12 invitations that Dr. Kristmanson accepted was a gift that could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence him in the exercise of his official powers, duties and functions,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mario Dion said ( about Mark Kristmanson ) : “There was no evidence to suggest that Dr. Kristmanson was asked to perform an official function at any of the events when he accepted the invitations,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:56:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président de la cisr7.69%FR08/08/201708/08/2017
commissioner76.92%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
successor15.38%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Mario DionEN66.67%
Mario DionFR33.33%


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