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theBreaker.news Podcast: Trust in Trudeau erodes, as SNC-Lavalin scandal overshadows Liberal government

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The SNC-Lavalin scandal, also known as #LavScam or PMO-Lavalin, turned a month old on March 7.

How did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mark the occasion? He held a news conference where he dug himself a deeper hole.

Trudeau did not apologize for how the inner circle of his Liberal government tried to pressure former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to let the Montreal engineering and construction giant off the hook. He debuted a new line — “erosion of trust” — and continued to repeat his other line about wanting to save 9,000 SNC-Lavalin jobs. Trudeau admitted nobody sought to verify figures supplied by a company that is legally unable to move from Canada in the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts testified at the Justice Committee on the same day as Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick made a return appearance. Treasury Board president Jane Philpott quit cabinet, just a few days after Celina Caesar-Chavannes announced she would not run for a second term.

On this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, hear the highlights of another week of the scandal. 

Plus Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim headlines and commentaries.

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