The Canadian Politician – The Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, on the campaign trail on the fourth day of campaigning blasted his main rival, prime Minister Justin Trudeau for not allowing his office to discuss the SNC-Lavalin bribery scandal with the RCMP. Scheer called on the prime minister to be transparent and allow the RCMP to conduct a fulsome investigation so Canadians can understand the full scope of the alleged intervention of the Trudeau government. Trudeau, however, has stated severally that his government has given the highest level of waiver given by any government in the past, calling Scheer’s accusation political.
It will be recalled that the scandal involving the Montreal-based engineering giant prompted the reassignment of the attorney-general, Jody Wilson-Raybould and her eventual resignation as the minister of veteran affairs. She accused the Trudeau government of pressuring her to soft pedal on the bribery prosecution of the company which has been a major financier of the Liberal government. Trudeau has denied the allegations.