The Roy Green Show Podcast
A Globe and Mail story declares anonymous sources revealed the Prime Minister’s Office attempted to interfere with the duties of former federal Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, by pressuring her to intervene with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and halt criminal prosecution of Montreal-based international engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, in favour of some type of remediation.
Our first guest, Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer, is demanding a parliamentary emergency meeting over the Trudeau/SNC-Lavalin allegation.
And later Roy speaks with David Butt, Criminal lawyer and former prosecutor, about the available options that would permit Jody Wison-Raybould to answer the questions about any suggested interference.
Meanwhile, Democracy Watch has released a letter to federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion, insisting he delegate any investigation to a provincial ethics commissioner because Dion, in their words, was “chosen” by the Trudeau cabinet without consultation with opposition parties as required by the Parliament of Canada Act. Duff Conacher, the co-founder of Democracy Watch and adjunct professor of law and political science at the University of Ottaway, joins the show.
Serial killer Bruce McArthur and Quebec City mosque mass killer Alexandre Bissonnette were sentenced yesterday. Both pleaded guilty, yet McArthur received no consecutive sentences, and Bissonnette’s consecutive sentences were altered. McArthur will be eligible to request parole at age 91 and Bissonnette who was sentenced to life, will nevertheless be eligible for parole in 40 years at age 69. Many are asking, Why were there no clear-cut consecutive life sentences? Scott Newark joins the show to discuss these two cases, as well as that of Clinton Gayle.
Gayle was convicted of first degree murder in the 1994 killing of Toronto police officer Todd Baylis and of attempted murder of Baylis' partner Constable Mike Leone. The murder trial judge declared Gayle killed Officer Baylis in "execution style" with a shot from short range. Gayle becomes eligible for parole in June of this year. There is a petition and national drive underway to keep him in prison for life.
Scott Newark also weighs in on the news that Omar Khadr wants an Alberta youth court to declare his sentence to be expired.
More incidents of wearing blackface are becoming public, following the allegation that Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam wore blackface in a law school yearbook. Governor Northam denies he is featured in the photograph but admitted to wearing blackface once while dressed as Michael Jackson for a dance competition. Today it's Canadian comedian Mark Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, who on admitted on Twitter that he wore blackface with his friends in high school while impersonating the band The Temptations. Rowswell says his drama teacher at the time suggested there was nothing wrong with the students wearing blackface.
Andrew Scheer. Leader. Conservative Party of Canada.
David Butt, Criminal lawyer in Toronto and former prosecutor
Duff Conacher, Co-founder Democracy Watch, Adjunct profess of law and political science with the University of Ottawa.
Scott Newark, former Alberta prosecutor, former executive director the Canadian Police Association, as well as the Ontario Office for Victims of Crime, now adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.
Ron Miller of Lynchburg, Virginia. African American and dean of the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. Author of 'SELLOUT: Musings from Uncle Tom's Porch'