MPs and pollsters say the issue could contribute to greater voter cynicism, which could lead to lower turnout at the polls in October.
Abacus Data CEO David Coletto says the SNC-Lavalin story contributes to a narrative that all parties are the same, as it suggests that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't actually doing politics differently, as he promised. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
While Canadians across the country are paying attention to the SNC-Lavalin controversy, it doesn’t seem to be shifting voting intention too much at this stage, pollsters suggest.
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Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
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The Prime Minister's Office selected new chiefs of staff from CVs sent to PMO chief of staff Katie Telford; PMO director of administration Brett Thalmann; and cabinet ministers directly, a senior Liberal source told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.