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Opposition leaders expected to push Trudeau’s ‘emotional buttons’ on SNC-Lavalin to make him look ‘arrogant, out of touch, entitled,’ says pollster Lyle 

By Abbas Rana      

Pollsters Greg Lyle and Darrell Bricker say the extent of the damage as a result of more coverage of the SNC-Lavalin depends on how much more damaging information comes out during the 40-day election campaign.

The SNC-Lavalin controversy is back making national headlines which is bad news for Justin Trudeau's Liberals because it pushes them off their campaign messaging, say pollsters. There's also a lot of information already out there and baked into public opinion, but more information may come out, especially with this week's release of Jody Wilson-Raybould's book, 'From Where I Stand.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the SNC-Lavalin controversy back in the news, one of the country’s leading pollsters expects the opposition leaders to go after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail and in the leaders’ debates to push his emotional buttons and to get a reaction that will make him  look “arrogant,” “out of touch” and “entitled,” which could turn out to be politically explosive for the Liberals in their re-election bid.

Abbas Rana

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


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