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SNOBELEN: Trudeau's Dion dilemma

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I thought I was done with the whole SNC-Lavalin thing.

What happened seemed obvious. A big Quebec based company with Liberal ties leaned on the Trudeau government for help getting out of a sticky mess.

SNC-Lavalin was accused of bribing a foreign government (the Gaddafi regime in Libya.)

Canada was duty bound by international treaty to prosecute those charges.

What ensued was an epic display of arrogance and incompetence.

The Trudeau government, one that touted its commitment to upholding Canada’s standing internationally (Canada’s back!) and fiercely criticized the Harper government’s use of omnibus bills, snuck in a provision allowing a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC-Lavalin into an omnibus bill.

That, my friends, is an impressive example of hypocrisy.

But the duplicitous introduction of legislation intended to benefit one private corporation was actually the moral high-water-mark of the SNC-Lavalin mess.


© Toronto Sun