The SNC-Lavalin drama has focused on abstract moral principles like truth, justice or rule of law. It may be more fruitful to discuss moral issues by examining specific effects on people or groups.
One usually never-discussed topic is getting an unusual amount of play in this drama -- and that's feminism. In particular, whose feminism is more feminist than the other feminist's feminism.
The more we learn about the SNC-Lavalin affair the more important it becomes to investigate the possibility that the PM and others committed criminal offences in the course of protecting SNC-Lavalin.
David J. Climenhaga
Don't be surprised if we soon hear Trudeau uttering, as another tough old pol a lot of Canadians liked once did: "Just watch me!"
There's way too much stressing in Ottawa over loyalty to the leader and party unity. Intra-party disruptions and disagreements are often signs of a functioning democracy.
As much as this Canadian respects Jody Wilson-Raybould, I do not fully understand her view. Here's why.
The prime minister finally addressed the SNC-Lavalin affair in detail today and came close to openly admitting that moving Wilson-Raybould out of the justice ministry might have been a mistake.
Once saved from both its financial and law-breaking predicaments, surely SNC-Lavalin would have no reason to lay off workers. That was the Trudeau government's implied assumption.
The SNC-Lavalin affair rips the veil off the hidden world of corporate influence on government decision-making.
As a major Quebec-based employer with its hand in some of the country's largest infrastructure projects, SNC-Lavalin is seen by provincial and federal governments as too important to fail.