At 7 a.m. Monday morning (April 8th), large spray graffiti messages covered the sidewalk and roadway outside the 1100 block West Broadway Avenue constituency office of Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Amid the oversized, pro-Wilson-Raybould, anti-Trudeau graffiti, Vancouver police could be seen taking a man into custody, who could be heard talking loudly about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The former justice minister and attorney general’s April 2nd ouster from the governing federal Liberal party—following her February 27th testimony before a House Justice committee that she felt inappropriately pressured by her Prime MInister’s Office officials to keep the large Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin from facing a criminal corruption trial—has turned her into an unlikely champion for Canadians across a wide political spectrum, who are fed up with politics as usual.
The looming trial is seen as jeopardizing Quebec votes needed to re-elect the Liberal government in October.
She is seen as a comparative political outsider who refused to compromise her principles and bend to political exigencies. And instead, she stood her moral ground and spoke truth to power.