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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The 'huge overstep by the Conservative Fund’ to fire executive director Dustin van Vugt has created ‘bad blood’ between the national council and the fund, says Yaroslav Baran, a former senior Conservative Hill staffer.
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'