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The SNC-Lavalin scandal and the politics of prosecution

Feb 21 2019 — Victoria Colvin — The ongoing controversy regarding the prosecution of Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin raises fundamental questions about how decisions to prosecute are made and what role elected politicians should have in that process. The scandal has resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, amid allegations the Prime Minister’s Office pressured its […]

The SNC-Lavalin scandal and the politics of prosecution

Feb 21 2019 — Victoria Colvin — Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is seen on April 20, 2018. Butts resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese Victoria Colvin, University of Wollongong The ongoing controversy regarding the prosecution of Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin raises fundamental questions […]