Trudeau heckled during climate speech after second minister resigns
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.