Politicians, Including Jody Wilson-Raybould herself, her supporters and her family have taken to Twitter to discuss her resignation from cabinet on Tuesday.
Ms. Wilson-Raybould shared her resignation letter to the Prime Minister’s Office on the platform.
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With a heavy heart I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Prime Minister as a member of Cabinet... https://t.co/Ejjh8smwYO— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) February 12, 2019
Jane Philpott, MP for Markham—Stouffville, who has previously served as Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services tweeted her admiration for Wilson-Raybould, who retweeted Philpott’s post.
You taught me so much - particularly about Indigenous history, rights and justice. I’m proud of the laws we worked on together - C14 (assisted dying), C37 (harm reduction), C45 (public health approach to cannabis) and so much more. I know you will continue to serve Canadians. pic.twitter.com/veQ0ATPcz1— Jane Philpott (@janephilpott) February 13, 2019
John McCallum, Canada’s former ambassador to China also responded to the tweet, praising the accomplishments of both women.
You two were a great team, esp on assisted dying. https://t.co/b2QWCHLkon— John McCallum (@HonJohnMcCallum) February 13, 2019
Wilson-Raybould also retweeted a video post from CBC’s Power in Politics in which her father refers to her demotion from Attorney-General to Veterans Affairs as a “kick in the teeth by the Prime Minister.”
The former Attorney-General is also responding to tweets from former colleagues and supporters who are using the hashtag #standwithJody.