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The tragedy of the SNC-Lavalin affair

By Mark Dance      

As Jody Wilson-Raybould said, we 'can and must do better.' One hopes that at least with regard to that parting wisdom, the prime minister may join the rest of us in receiving the advice of his former attorney general.

But this apparent fight montage, pitting Jody Wilson-Raybould against Justin Trudeau, ought now to be just a sideshow for attentive Canadians and those who care about the future of the country. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

With Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s ejection from the Liberal caucus last week, we are now witnessing what looks like the final battle sequence of the SNC-Lavalin epic that has gripped Ottawa for more than two months. Casualties have accumulated on all sides, with the prime minister’s principal secretary, the Clerk of the Privy Council, and multiple cabinet ministers fallen from their public perches, as often by self-inflicted wound as by enemy offensive.

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