Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image Credit: AFP

Ottawa: Canadian Budget Minister Jane Philpott abruptly resigned Monday, saying she no longer had confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, which is embroiled in a major political crisis.

“I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” Philpott said on Twitter.

“The solemn principles at stake are the independence and integrity of our justice system.

“Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has dealt with this matter and in how it has responded to the issues raised.”