Michael Wernick retiring as clerk of the Privy Council

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Michael Wernick retiring as clerk of the Privy Council

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Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick is retiring.

The Prime Minister’s Office made the announcement in a statement Monday.

Wernick, a longtime public servant, has been heavily criticized in recent weeks for his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

He has denied that he made “veiled threats” to pressure former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to sign a remediation agreement with the Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin. 

More to come.

This story originally appeared on CBC

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