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The Liberal Party has bungled SNC-Lavalin terribly.

I can’t say I agree with much of my Liberal social media/blogger colleagues who are thinking this is a great thing that former Cabinet Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott got booted over their dissent as to how SNC Lavalin was being handled and the pressure being sent JWR’s way to give the company a prosecution break.

The LPC has made martyrs out of them, & the optics of removing them and what caused them to resign in the first place doesn’t remove the SNC issue; it probably amplifies it for a while.

For the record, I am also very disappointed it came to this. I think it could have been handled a lot better before it snowballed out of control. The LPC decided to cut loose 2 important former cabinet ministers over a company with a questionable past/present/future that appears to have threatened the government with leaving Canada if it got convicted over illegal activities.

This very questionable decision to try to give a company a “break” from the law and the terrible optics of trying to pressure the leading person of the law to change a decision for political reasons is ultimately what will be what costs the LPC a shot at another majority government (or a government at all), not because JWR and Jane Philpott weren’t “team players”.


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