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Indigenous Canadian lawmaker at center of Trudeau ethics scandal to quit politics

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By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s lawmaker who served as the first indigenous justice minister until she clashed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and sparked a high-profile ethics scandal said on Thursday that she was not planning on running for re-election. On her website, Jody Wilson-Raybould, 50, said she could effect more “transformative change” outside of federal politics because of partisanship and “the way we practice democracy in Canada”. She did not say what she would do next. Wilson-Raybould was first elected as a Liberal in 2015, and won re-election in 2019 as an indepe…

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