SNC-Lavalin affair capturing Canadians’ attention, but no sign of shifting votes, pollsters suggest
By Emily HawsMar. 20, 2019
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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