So I think that's the public relations problem the prime minister now has, trying to explain how the two can not coexist equally, when Ms Wilson-Raybould, who proved to be a very credible witness when she appeared before the Canadian Justice Committee, made the points that she did.
October 10 - SNC-Lavalin issues a news release saying it strongly disagrees with the director of prosecutions' position and remains open and committed to negotiating a remediation agreement. He committed to gender parity in cabinet: "It's 2015", he announced, responding to a question about having an equal number of male and female appointees.
In her explosive testimony last week, Wilson-Raybould said a provincial election in Quebec, Trudeau's status as a Quebec MP, and the looming general election all surfaced in conversations on the issue that continued after a decision was made.
Both Wilson-Raybould and Philpott, who was a doctor before entering politics in 2015, were recruited by Trudeau to enter politics in the 2015 election.
Wilson-Raybould's testimony detailed allegations of how she had been pressured by members of the members of the Prime Minister's Office and other government officials, to cut a deal with SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based company that is now facing charges of corruption and fraud related to its work in Libya. Philpott's resignation letter included a long explanation of the principles of cabinet solidarity and mutual support and how she believed she could no longer sustain them.
A key part of this has been the promotion of identity politics, with Trudeau claiming to be pursuing a "feminist" foreign policy as his government integrates Canada still more fully into the U.S. military-strategic offensives-against Russia, China, and now Venezuela-and touting a gender-balanced, unprecedentedly ethnically diverse cabinet.
Trudeau, the son of 16-year former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has a lot going for him: Canada has the lowest levels of unemployment in 40 years, the fastest growing wages in a decade and the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio among the G7 nations.
The departures of the two ministers show that women who speak truth to power and have strong principles need not seek cabinet posts, the NDP's women's-equality critic Irene Mathyssen agreed on Tuesday.
Wilson-Raybould resigned from the Cabinet on February 2. At a public appearance in Vancouver, Trudeau says he's spoken to Wilson-Raybould and confirmed with her that he said any decision on the SNC-Lavalin prosecution was entirely hers. His letter of resignation suggested that he'd be freer to defend his reputation - and presumably that of Trudeau himself and his other senior staff - from outside the Prime Minister's Office. "I want to thank her for her service", he said.
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Pichot admits it needs work, but thought must also be given to ensuring the competition is full of "meaningful matches".
"Given this convention and the current circumstances, it is untenable for me to continue to serve as a cabinet minister", she wrote.
February 21 - Wernick launches a vigorous defence of the government's handling of the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, bluntly declaring allegations of political interference to be false and even defamatory.
Wilson-Raybould, of course, quit cabinet shortly after the shuffle to Veterans Affairs when the proverbial other shoe she had been expecting dropped.
This comes after days of Liberal attacks on Wilson-Raybould. He has denied allegations that he put undue pressure on the former attorney general, and is set to give his version of events on Wednesday morning, so a degree of patience is in order.
But NDP MP Charlie Angus called the former senior cabinet minister's resignation "a watershed moment" for the Trudeau government.
Her sympathy for Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the former attorney general and justice minister's allegation that she was subject to undue pressure to intervene in the prosecution of SNC, was known. The Privy Council clerk insists there was no inappropriate pressure on Wilson-Raybould to override a decision to prosecute SNC-Lavalin, but says he warned her about the dire economic "consequences" of criminal proceedings. "Nobody in government has done more to push reconciliation than Ms. Philpott". Singh calls for a public inquiry into the scandal.
Philpott has been widely seen as one of Trudeau's most capable ministers.
The woman continued to shout until the Liberal supporters around clapped and cheered to drown out her voice.