The Jody Wilson-Raybould/SNC Lavalin/PMO controversy provides an example as to how a political strategist can attack an opponent over an issue where innocence or guilt isn’t so clear cut.
Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured in this file photograph in a Hill scrum. This potential controversy, with all its muddied waters and all its dramatic twists and turns and perhaps its ultimately irresolvable nature, serves to provide a unique learning opportunity for anyone interested in political communications. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—The SNC-Lavalin-Wilson-Raybould controversy, the one that’s currently laying waste to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “Sunny Ways” image, is an issue I’m a little reluctant to take on.
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'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.