Wilson-Raybould's version of events is that Trudeau and others "inappropriately pressured her" when she was then-attorney general - even made what she termed as "veiled threats" - to divert SNC's prosecution for bribery and corruption charges.
The OECD said the Anti-Bribery Convention, to which Canada was a founding member, "requires prosecutorial independence in foreign bribery cases".
"Overall, Canadians found Jody Wilson-Raybould to be more convincing with 49% agreeing with her version of events and only 13% agreeing with Justin Trudeau's version", according to Campaign Research of responses it received from an online survey of almost 1900 people coast-to-coast.
Opposition MPs plan to demand Wednesday that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould be allowed to return to the justice committee with no limitations on what she can say about the SNC-Lavalin affair. "We will continue to work with and update the working group on the robust and independent domestic processes now underway in Canada, which the working group has recognized and encouraged". Under such an agreement the firm would admit wrongdoing, pay financial penalties and allow outside monitoring, and if it fulfilled its end of the agreement the prosecution would eventually be dropped.
The decision means that there are no answers yet as to whether she will be allowed to appear before the committee once again to give additional details about meetings relating to the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.
If convicted at trial, the company would be barred from bidding on federal contracts. The discussion on future witnesses, including Wilson-Raybould, will now be next week, in private.
"What they've said is they're going to go in a secret meeting next Tuesday where they can shut it down and distract from the scandal with the budget". Jane Philpott, her close friend and cabinet ally, followed suit March 4, citing lost confidence in how the matter had been handled by the prime minister's office.
Last week Trudeau blamed the problem on a breakdown in trust between Wilson-Raybould and his office and committed to hiring outside experts to advise the government on interactions between political and public-service staff on justice files.
"What a shame", said Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre said Trudeau needs to extend the waiver because something clearly happened in that time that was so "egregious" it pushed Wilson-Raybould to quit. Moreover, almost one-in-three among the survey's Liberal camp remain unsure, 19 per cent don't believe him and 15 per cent believe the woman Trudeau demoted to Veterans Affairs, before the Globe and Mail story broke last month alleging the political interference and she resigned from cabinet altogether. "There's more questions now than ever".
In her February 27 committee appearance, Wilson-Raybould claimed she was subjected to "consistent and sustained" efforts to pressure her into seeking a remediation agreement deal with SNC-Lavalin.
The committee will reconvene on March 19 for their meeting where they will not only decide whether Wilson-Raybould will be invited back before the committee, but will also determine other witnesses they may wish to speak. She said there is now a reasonable understanding of what happened and demanding Wilson-Raybould reappear is more about continuing the drama than trying to get more information.