Jody Wilson-Raybould announces her resignation…

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And hundreds of Canadians send her messages of encouragement and gratitude on her Facebook page.

There have been 385 comments and almost a thousand shares of her post announcing her resignation with a picture of the letter that she gave to the Prime Minister. 

Gary Andrew of Campbell River, BC commented, “Seems like a person with integrity isn’t appreciated in politics! The people of Canada appreciate you Jody, glad your (sic) not a sheep that just follows the heard! Your a true inspiration to all!❤️”

Kelly Hill of Coquitlam, BC posted, “It is so refreshing to see a politician with integrity!! Thank you!”

In January, Wilson-Raybould was moved to the position of Minister of Veterans Affairs. Not long after, allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office had pressured her to help SNC-Lavalin avoid being prosecuted surfaced. 

Today, she released this letter of resignation:

Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion is launching an investigation after a letter was sent from the NDP asking for one. 

Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act prohibits any official responsible for high-level decision-making in government from seeking to influence the decision of another person so as to “improperly further another person’s private interests.