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Joan Bryden

MPs are no Einstein when it comes to misattributing famous quotes

OTTAWA—Canadian parliamentarians love to quote Albert Einstein's definition of insanity.

No one more so than Liberal Sean Casey, who's cited the famous quotation purportedly from the acclaimed physicist at least five times in the House of Commons or in parliamentary committees since he was first elected in 2011.

PM threatens Scheer with libel suit

OTTAWA—Andrew Scheer is challenging Justin Trudeau to follow through on a threat to sue him over his assertion that the prime minister politically interfered with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavlin.

The Conservative leader revealed yesterday that he received a letter on March 31 from Trudeau's lawyer, Julian Porter, threatening a libel suit.

No regrets, Wilson-Raybould, Philpott say

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a first-hand glimpse of the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair when he addressed young women staging a mock Parliament in the House of Commons yesterday: about four dozen of them turned their backs on him while he tried to explain why he had booted Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the Liberal caucus the day before.

Opposition accuse Liberals of coverup

OTTAWA—Liberals faced accusations of a coverup yesterday after they agreed to hold limited committee hearings into an allegation that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured improperly to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.

Their short list of three proposed witnesses does not include Wilson-Raybould, who resigned from cabinet Tuesday.