Was the whole SNC-Lavalin affair a big nothingburger or does it still have the potential to completely rock the Liberal government? And with dozens of trucks rolling into Ottawa, a look at all things oil in Canada.
February 26, 2019
#265 Decoding a Political Scandal
There's a lot to learn from what politicians and journalists can and can't tell us, their lowly constituents and readers. We read between the lines of the news coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal with BuzzFeed News' Paul McLeod. Then, Macleans columnist Anne Kingston helps translate politicians' passive-aggressive, condescending, or coded messages, passed to us through resignation letters, speeches, and even Twitter likes.
February 17, 2019
#200 My Bloody Lavalin
How did the Canadian press cover the biggest scandal yet to hit the Trudeau government? Will the SNC-Lavalin affair blow over? With this level of potential corruption, will anyone care or remember at election time?
February 13, 2019
#22 The Political Parties’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
It was not a good week for the main political parties in Canada. From the SNC-Lavalin affair, to the Conservative Google Ad, to the NDP's confused position on Venezuela, here's a dive into the morass.