Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, the two high-profile former cabinet ministers who had a falling out with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the handling of the SNC-Lavalin scandal and were expelled from the party, announced last week they would seek re-election as Independent candidates in the Oct. 21 election. Since forming government after the 2015 election, the Trudeau Liberals have broken a number of electoral promises and have made numerous unforced mistakes, including the SNC-Lavalin affair. But if the Liberals lose the upcoming election, the SNC-Lavalin scandal would be one of the key reasons for the defeat.
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