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Further staff exits over SNC-Lavalin likely, say strategists, as PMO grapples to address controversy

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Former PMO strategists Ian Brodie and Andrew MacDougall say the best path forward for the Trudeau Liberals is to get it over with, let Jody Wilson-Raybould testify again, and apologize.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured during a March 7, 2019, press conference at the NPT on the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Mr. Trudeau said it's become 'clear' that 'there was an erosion of trust' between his office, specifically former principal secretary Gerald Butts, and Jody Wilson-Raybould: 'I was not aware of that erosion of trust. As prime minister and leader of the federal Ministry, I should have been.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

More than a month since the SNC-Lavalin story first broke—and one senior staff and two cabinet minister resignations later—the Prime Minister’s Office remains mired in the controversy, and strategists say they expect further senior staff departures to result.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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