Liberal sponsorship scandal trial recalls perception of party entitlement
A central figure in the federal sponsorship scandal, Jacques Corriveau goes on trial for his involvement in the scandal.
The Quebec businessman, Liberal organizer, and close personal friend of former Prime Minister Jean Chretien faces charges of fraud, counterfeiting documents, and laundering proceeds.
The trial comes at a peculiar time for the Liberals — they only recently returned to power under Justin Trudeau after being banished to the political wilderness for nearly a decade by Canadian voters — thanks in large part to the sponsorship scandal.
The Current looks into the legacy of the sponsorship scandal, it's impact on Canadian politics, and how it continues to shape perceptions of the Liberal Party.
- Daniel LeBlanc, parliamentary correspondent for the Globe and Mail.
- Chantal Hébert, political columnist with the Toronto Star, and member of The National's At Issue panel.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kristin Nelson and Shannon Higgins.