Unpacking the News

The hubris and hypocrisy of Trudeau’s SNC-Lavelin Scandal

How Canada's first woke prime minister lost his lustre
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Did the prime minster or the PMO pressure Jody Wilson-Raybould to interfere with the fraud case against SNC-Lavalin? How deep is the rot of corporate cronyism in Canadian politics? And is there any truth to rumors that Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts played in a Spin Doctors cover band while attending McGill in the early 1990s?

Plus: a deeper look into Canada’s opioid crisis, reflections on the 50th anniversary of a major event in the history of black liberation in Canada and the growing reality of gentrification in Montreal’s Parc-Extension neighbourhood and how the residents of one of the country’s poorest postal codes are fighting back.

Featuring a roundtable conversation with The Daily news editor Athina Khalid at McGill, The Link current affairs editor Savanna Craig at Concordia, and writer, comedian and activist John Hancham.

This episode was recorded on February 8 and 20, 2019.

Listen to "Trudeau’s SNC-Lavelin Scandal is Hypocrisy 101" on Spreaker.

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