Trudeau’s Liberals are in complete disarray. In the past, companies convicted of corruption were excluded from federal contracts. Justin Trudeau changed that in Budget 2018 and special deals can now be made with companies to reduce penalties.
Last September, the Public Prosecutor said the charges against SNC-Lavalin for fraud and bribery would go ahead as filed. A huge effort was launched to have that decision reversed.
Trudeau instructed his staff and top bureaucrats to pressure Justice Minister Raybould to change the decision. She was persistently lobbied and refused to change it. Then in January, she was demoted and eventually forced to resign from Cabinet. Surprise, surprise – the new guy in her place says he is open to reconsidering. This is how Trudeau’s government has worked from day one, and it is why it is in shambles.
Kudos to the Globe and Mail for carrying this story. It is obvious several other national news organizations are less enthusiastic. We are being told that the $650 million promised to news outlets is already affecting political coverage. Could it be affecting this story?
David Anderson, MP