Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Chilliwack-Hope Liberal candidate leaves party over SNC Lavalin affair

Louis De Jaeger says Trudeau’s values don’t align with his, following expulsion of two ministers

The vice-president of the federal Liberal’s Chilliwack-Hope riding association has resigned in support of both Jody Wilson-Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott.

Louis De Jaeger announced his decision on his social media platforms on Wednesday morning, saying it was “with great disappointment that I heard the news of the expulsion from the Liberal Party of Canada of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and past Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services and former Treasury Board President Dr. Jane Philpott.”

READ MORE: Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould, Philpott no longer Liberal caucus members

He says that after reaching to people in the community over the last seven weeks, he has found that “my values and the values of many of the supporters in Chilliwack-Hope do not align with the current direction of the Prime Minister and those within the PMO.”

“One of the most valuable assets we have in life is to be trustworthy,” he said. “It is this erosion of trust that the Prime Minister mentions when speaking of blame for the current SNC fiasco…the breakdown of the relationships between himself, the PMO, the former Attorney General and the former Treasury Board President.”

In addition to his resignation, he has also cancelled his financial contributions to the party, and will be withdrawing his candidate-nominee application for 2019.

De Jaeger originally ran for the Liberals in 2015

“Thanks to all of the amazing volunteers and supporters who still believe that better is still possible,” he added.


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