Story #2 – SNC-Lavalin

by David Korzinski | December 28, 2019 8:30 pm

The SNC-Lavalin affair took the political world by storm in early February. Early that month, reports broke that Justin Trudeau’s aides attempted to pressure former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau denied the allegations and Wilson-Raybould resigned as veterans affairs minister the next week.

While the controversy unfolded and competing stories were told – for an excellent timeline of the ordeal, view here[1] – the Angus Reid Institute found Canadians skeptical that Trudeau was telling the truth. Two-thirds said that there was a deeper scandal going on, when asked just weeks after the news broke. The SNC affair led to a drop in approval for Trudeau and a jump in Conservative vote intention. SNC-Lavalin pled guilty to fraud on December 18th and was forced to pay a $280 million penalty.

For more on the #2 story of the year, please visit the original article here: https://angusreid.org/snc-lavalin/[2]

Endnotes:
  1. view here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5764442/snc-lavalin-timeline-breakdown/
  2. https://angusreid.org/snc-lavalin/: https://angusreid.org/snc-lavalin/

Source URL: https://angusreid.org/story2-snc-lavalin/