Corneliu Chisu says he left the party because he believes the Conservative Party headquarters had been delaying the nomination contest to find a different candidate.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hounded by the SNC-Lavalin scandal since The Globe broke the story on Feb. 7. He needs his Liberal caucus now more than ever.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will informally consult MPs, former parliamentarians, and experts from a wide range of backgrounds on his caucus and cabinet management style, says a PMO official.
Meanwhile, former Liberal MP Mary Clancy says the SNC-Lavalin controversy is a ‘bump in the road’ and said Liberal MPs have full confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership.
All Liberal MPs, including Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, should air their concerns and misgivings inside the caucus, not outside, as it’s damaging the party, says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux.
The PMO wouldn’t ‘dare’ to tell the attorney general to drop the case, says lawyer Michel Drapeau.
The Liberal Party has sought to project itself as a big-tent party that embodies Canada and its values, but this issue, with its many layers, underscores the risks of overpromising, says political scientist Alex Marland.
Denying any wrongdoing could blow up in the prime minister's face if new allegations arise. Mr. Trudeau should admit falling short on ethics, so he can start running on his record, say insiders and observers.