Jane Philpott, the treasury secretary, announced her resignation days after Jody Wilson-Raybould testified officials pressured her

A second minister has resigned from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet amid a deepening political scandal which is already threatening the prime minister’s prospects in this year’s federal election.

Jane Philpott, the treasury secretary, announced her resignation on Monday, days after the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould testified that officials inappropriately pressured her to help a Canadian engineering company avoid a corruption trial.

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