Cross Country Checkup

Who do you trust in the SNC-Lavalin controversy?

After former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould accused the PMO of a 'consistent, sustained effort' to pressure her in the SNC-Lavalin cases last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed an 'erosion of trust' for the deepening affair today.

Justin Trudeau blames an 'erosion of trust' and miscommunication for the ongoing controversy

On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters he tasked staff to speak with former AG Jody Wilson-Raybould about the ongoing SNC-Lavalin cases as he didn't think her decision was firm. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
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Erosion of trust? Political interference? He says. She says.

Facing mounting criticisms from the opposition parties and declining poll numbers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally held a press conference to address the recent SNC-Lavalin controversy on Thursday.

He blamed "an erosion of trust" between his former advisor Gerald Butts and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould for the fallout.

His statement came more than one week after Wilson-Raybould accused his government for "consistent, sustained effort" to interfere in the SNC-Lavalin case, and one day after Butts presented a different version of events on Parliament Hill.

The controversy has captured the attention of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. How are you feeling from your part of Canada? Be part of the conversation with fellow Canadians this week on Cross Country Checkup.

Our question: Who do you trust in the SNC-Lavalin controversy?


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