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Mixed grades for party leaders’ responses to SNC-Lavalin scandal

By Tim Powers      

The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh has arguably outperformed Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer in the wake of revelations from the former attorney general.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, came out strong, Tory chief Andrew Scheer, middle, had a slow start, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, has been flailing, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—The ongoing saga of the Trudeau government’s self-made mess around SNC-Lavalin’s quest for a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and its aftermath has provided some insight into the three main federal party leaders. Specifically, how they have performed when the spotlight has turned their way. The results are mixed.

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