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Trudeau heckled during climate speech after second minister resigns

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denies political meddling.
Justin Trudeau denies political meddling. Photo: Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was heckled several times while giving a climate speech Monday night — hours after a second minister resigned from his cabinet, the Toronto Star reports.

Why it matters: In her resignation, Treasury Board President Jane Philpott cited a loss of confidence in the Trudeau government's handling of a corruption inquiry. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was Trudeau’s closest adviser, resigned as justice minister on February 12. She alleged during testimony last week that Trudeau had pressured her to drop corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company that employs many people in the prime minister's home town. Trudeau denies any wrongdoing.

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