At a press conference the Canadian prime minister declined to apologise for his government’s conduct as he fended off allegations over a corruption case involving a Montreal mining and energy services company
What has become clear through the various testimonies is that, over the past months, there was an erosion of trust between my office, and specifically my former principal secretary, and the former minister of justice and attorney-general. I was not aware of that erosion of trust, but as prime minister and leader of the federal ministry, I should have been.
I think, as we look back over the past weeks, there are many lessons to be learned, and many things that we would like to have done differently. And that is certainly part of the reflection we need to have going forward.