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Re-election calculus, base politics key reasons for Liberals to seek DPA for SNC-Lavalin: political analysts

By Abbas Rana      

The Trudeau government’s motivation to help out SNC-Lavalin is to protect jobs, not any strategy for the federal election, says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux.

Attorney General David Lametti, pictured on Feb. 21, 2019, arriving at the House Justice and Human Rights Committee meeting where he testified as a witness on the Jody Wilson-Raybould SNC-Lavalin affair. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Even after sustaining a serious political hit as a result of the most damaging scandal in his four-year mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are still not ruling out the controversial possibility of offering a deferred prosecution agreement to SNC-Lavalin because the 78 electoral seats in Quebec are critical to the Liberals’ re-election strategy, say political strategists.

Abbas Rana

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


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