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Like sands through the hourglass, the SNC saga is leaving everyone restless

By Tim Powers      

Trying to figure out the next plot twist in this ongoing political drama would be a fool’s errand.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, may have wanted to shift focus to his last budget before the election, but the ongoing strikes from former cabinet ministers Jane Philpott, middle, and Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, keep adding fuel to the SNC-Lavalin fire. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—It really does feel like a soap opera. The “it,” of course, is the ongoing SNC-Lavalin saga and its numerous plot twists. A little more than a week ago, the Liberals brought down their last budget prior to the election. It was meant to be a scene-changer and a launch pad for new storytelling. To date, most of the budget’s program announcements have either fallen off the news agenda or are found way down story boards behind that other menacing tale.

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