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Jody Wilson-Raybould has resigned from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet in the midst of allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office tried to pressure her while she was justice minister to abandon a corruption and fraud prosecution of Montreal construction giant SNC-Lavalin. “I am writing to tender my resignation as the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence,” she wrote to the Prime Minister on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019.

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Kwakwaka’wakw name is Puglaas, given to her as a child by her grandmother. In the Kwak’wala language, Puglaas means “a woman born to noble people.” Ms. Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of Kwakwaka’wakw, the traditional inhabitants of northern Vancouver Island.

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