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Gerald Butts

Gerald Michael Butts (born July 8, 1971) is the senior political adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Since November 2015, he has been the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. From 2008 to 2012, he was president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, a global conservation organization. In 2014, Maclean's magazine declared Butts to be the fourteenth most powerful Canadian.


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Current Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti said there has been no evidence to justify a committee investigation into whether or not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or anyone in his office tried to have former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould abandon the prosecution of a case against SNC-Lavalin.

Published  1 week ago

Justin Trudeau’s government will not agree to demands from opposition MPs for an emergency justice committee meeting to probe allegations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, a senior government source said Saturday.


Published  4 months ago

Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the U.S. trade representative sin...


Published  1 year ago

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts has resigned.

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Thanks for the notes of encouragement to all who have reached out. @jodilhbutts and I appreciate the love and support. But public institutions are bigger and more important than any of their temporary occupants. Please see my statement.

— Gerald Butts ���� (@gmbutts) February 18, 2019