There was, in the words of the prime minister, “a breakdown of trust.” What does that mean? What, in the words of a lawyer on CBC Radio, was the former attorney general’s “end game”? The SNC-Lavalin controversy has so far revealed one clear-cut wrong: it’s neither ethical nor honourable to tape a conversation without the other person’s knowledge or consent. That said, this is no time for indulging in partisan self-righteousness and obsessive media coverage, when so much of the world is in a mess and Canada is viewed as one of very few stable democracies. It’s time to move on.