Justin Trudeau has not had a good year. The beleagured Canadian prime minister has had to contend with questions about his office's handling of a criminal case involving SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering company.\nThe company was under investigation for allegedly paying bribes to officials in Libya to secure contracts. But, according to an explosive report by The Globe and Mail, the prime minister hoped to avoid trial in order to preserve jobs at the company, which had threatened to move out of Canada.\nPressure from the prime minister's office on the Justice ministry to alter prosecutorial practice to avoid trial led cabinet members Jody-Wilson Raybould and Jane Philpott to resign in protest.\nTrudeau aid Gerald Butts also resigned after deeming that his involvement in the "SNC-Lavalin Scandal" had taken attention away from the prime minister's agenda.\nView this post on Instagram The start of a new parliamentary session – in a new House of Commons. We’re ready to continue working hard to keep our economy strong and create more jobs for Canadians. 🇨🇦 Le début d’une nouvelle session parlementaire – dans une nouvelle Chambre des communes. Nous sommes prêts à poursuivre nos efforts en vue de maintenir la force de notre économie et de créer plus d’emplois pour les Canadiens. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jan 28, 2019 at 6:06pm PST\nToday it's clear that the effort and sacrifice from the prime minister's office was in vain. According to the CBC, a judge in Quebec has ruled that SNC-Lavalin must go to trial after all. Enough evidence of corruption exists, the judge decided, for the case to proceed in court.\nREAD ALSO: 25 Best Careers In Canada According To Salary\nThe development is embarrassing but likely not catastrophic for Trudeau. The trial will not concern action pursued by his office. But Andrew Scheer, leader of the federal conservative party, is sure to lambast the prime minister for his decisions, nonetheless.\nNeither the prime minister nor Scheer have responded to the latest court ruling.\nTrudeau’s Liberals had an opportunity to be open & transparent on the SNC affair. Instead, Liberal MPs on the Justice Committee helped Justin Trudeau cover up the truth on what happened between the Prime Minister's Office & the former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/QJfnezXIYX— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) February 15, 2019\nWhether SNC-Lavalin will move out of Quebec has a result of the upcoming trial remains to be seen. Though, according to CTV, the company still has time to appeal the judge's decision.\nStay tuned.\nYou can read the full report from the CBC here.