UPDATED 10:26 AM -– Monday, April 8, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reportedly threatening to sue the country’s conservative party leader for libel.
On Sunday, Canadian opposition leader Andrew Scheer revealed Trudeau’s lawyer sent a letter to him in March, threatening to sue over accusations the prime minister interfered with criminal proceedings.
This comes after last week when Trudeau expelled two high-profile members of the liberal caucus due to their “loss in confidence” with the liberal party.
In a statement, Scheer said he would welcome a lawsuit from Trudeau.
“I welcome the opportunity to examine Mr. Trudeau and pre-trial discovery at the earliest possible date,” he stated. “I look forward to Mr. Trudeau presenting his evidence to Canadians under oath in open court.”
Scheer’s lawyer claims if Trudeau doesn’t proceed with a libel case, it would be treated as an admission that the conservative leaders’ statements were appropriate and grounded in evidence.