In major blow to Canada's Trudeau, second minister quits over scandal

Published on 5 Mar 2019 2:07:46 PM

In a serious blow to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a second member of his Cabinet resigned on Monday saying she had lost confidence in how the government had dealt with an escalating political scandal.

The departure of Treasury Board Minister Jane Philpott, who was in overall charge of government spending, deprives Trudeau of another powerful female member of cabinet just months ahead of an election that polls show he could lose.