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AGAR: Voters should care about politicians' character

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“Nobody gives a rat’s ass.”

That is what my radio colleague John Moore told me on Newstalk1010 when I raised the latest chapter in the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

It begs the question as to whether we care about right and wrong and character in elected officials or whether such things only matter when they can be used as a cudgel against our political opponents, while giving a wink to the bad behaviour of those we prefer.

The conversation was generated by Warren Kinsella’s Sun column in which he wrote that the RCMP is trying to investigate Lavscam but “Justin Trudeau is doing his utmost to stymie their investigation. He has adamantly refused to waive the cabinet confidentiality that would let Wilson-Raybould speak to the police.”

I made the point that a twice-guilty perpetrator........

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