Canada FM Freeland says she has confidence in Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says she has 100 percent confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau despite allegations from the country's former attorney general that Trudeau and his staff acted inappropriately in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company.

Freeland said on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show on Thursday that Trudeau has been "very clear throughout that he understood the unique role of the attorney general and that he honored and respected that."

Ex-Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould testified Wednesday that she experienced a consistent, sustained and inappropriate pressure to avoid prosecuting the SNC-Lavalin company in a case involving allegations of corruption in Libya.

But Wilson-Raybould didn't think it was illegal. She was not directly instructed to avoid prosecuting.

The opposition is calling on Trudeau to resign.