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SNC-Lavalin controversy and Wilson-Raybould’s cabinet resignation ‘serious concern’ for Liberal MPs, Hill staffers, and Liberal insiders

By Abbas Rana      

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s version of events will determine if this is a ‘major, minor or no issue’ for the Liberals in the next election, says pollster Nik Nanos.

Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from cabinet is causing serious headaches for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal caucus. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The unfolding SNC-Lavalin affair is causing “serious concerns” among Liberals worried about the perception that the governing party has one set of rules for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s inner circle and his home province Quebec, and another for the rest of the county, with some Liberals raising questions about the unity of the Liberal caucus.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times. He reports on the Parliamentary caucuses, nomination contests, political leadership campaigns, Elections Act laws, and the Senate. Abbas loves to chat with sources on-the-record or on not-for- attribution basis especially when they have verifiable story tips that could be followed as news stories. Brown envelopes are also always a lot of interest to him. Born and raised in Pakistan, Abbas speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. When not chasing politicians down on the Hill, he likes to watch cricket and movies.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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