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WARREN: No, Trudeau shouldn't apologize and here's why

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19.08.2019

Sorry, we’re not sorry! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down in the wake of the ethics commissioner’s report released last Wednesday, which found him guilty of violating the Conflict of Interest Act.

Trudeau refused to apologize or appear contrite when speaking with the media. He stuck to his key message that his only motivation was to protect Canadian jobs. He is basically saying that anything he did was OK as the result justifies the means. Many political pundits and strategists said he should apologize.

My personal view is the root of the problem lies with the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, Jody Wilson-Raybould. The former minister of justice did not do her job, failing to address all of the issues at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) matter once the PMO had brought it up to her. She abdicated or fettered her discretion.

That said, from a purely political strategy point of view Trudeau should definitely not........

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