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Gerald Butts, Jody Wilson-Raybould texts depict anger, frustration – BNN Bloomberg

OTTAWA — Text messages between Jody Wilson-Raybould and one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top advisers suggest she initially tried to prevent her move out of the prestigious Justice portfolio by arguing it would send the wrong message to Indigenous Peoples.

But Wilson-Raybould’s exchanges with Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s former principal secretary, became increasingly angry and ominous-sounding as the day of the Jan. 14 cabinet shuffle approached.

In one of her final texts before the shuffle, she told Butts she was “prepared” for what’s coming, and that she knew why it was happening.

Butts has submitted the text messages to the House of Commons justice committee in response to Wilson-Raybould’s written submission last week, which supplemented her nearly four hours of oral testimony at the committee in February.

Read More: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/gerald-butts-jody-wilson-raybould-texts-depict-anger-frustration-1.1238529

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