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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 it is most comprehensive attempt to address the controversy that could threaten his reelection Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said he's made mistakes handling a case involving allegations of bribery and political pressure to do on Thursday attempted to assure Canadians there was no break down of the country's rule of law or the integrity of institutions Reuters Canada deputy bureau chief Danny Thomas has been following this story at the heart of this crisis is a company called S. S. S. and sea level one which is at Montreal based construction and injuring company it employs about nine thousand %HESITATION people in Canada %HESITATION and this company was charged in twenty fifteen by Canada's %HESITATION public perception service far %HESITATION full bribing Libyan officials to win contracts in that country between two thousand one and two thousand eleven SNC Lavalin is facing fraud and corruption charges for those alleged bribes and if convicted could be blocked from competing for lucrative federal government contracts last month the government's justice minister quit claiming senior officials had pressured her to go easy on SNC Lavalin that brought the simmering crisis to a boil another cabinet minister quit this week saying she'd lost confidence in the government then Trudeau's top aide resigned political analysts say Trudeau is safer now but he can't afford to make another mistake between now and October elections meanwhile SNC Lavalin said the firm was hoping to avoid trial it says the executives accused of wrongdoing had already left the company and its since revamped its ethics and compliance systems Trudeau has said he's worried about , job losses of essence he loses business but he denied his office put in appropriate pressure on the former justice minister