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‘We’re really getting important now’: in midst of ongoing SNC-Lavalin saga, Trudeau reaches out to caucus, sets up caucus relations office

By Abbas Rana      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hounded by the SNC-Lavalin scandal since The Globe and Mail broke the story on Feb. 7. He needs his Liberal caucus now more than ever.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure from former cabinet ministers Jody WIlson-Raybould and Jane Philpott to give them a waiver from cabinet confidentiality so that both could share their side of the story on the SNC-Lavalin controversy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

After losing two cabinet ministers, his top adviser, and the country’s top bureaucrat over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to be more accessible to his MPs, and has set up a caucus relations office amid griping from his backbenchers that he needs to do a better job of communicating with them.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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