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Wilson-Raybould says SNC-Lavalin scandal a ‘wake-up call’ and May says two former cabinet ministers to change ‘old boys club’ from the inside 

By Abbas Rana      

Meanwhile, former Liberal MP Mary Clancy says the SNC-Lavalin controversy is a ‘bump in the road’ and said Liberal MPs have full confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership.

Former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott want to stay in the Liberal caucus and still want to run again, but Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, right, who is not running again, publicly criticized the prime minister's leadership style. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The ongoing SNC-Lavalin saga has yielded an unintended consequence for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who appointed the first-ever gender-balanced federal cabinet and promoted MPs who are not deeply-rooted partisans to the front benches: it’s brought “change from inside” by federal lawmakers who are willing to challenge the “old boys club way of doing things,” says the Green Party leader.

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.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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