If – as seems likely – Justin Trudeau tries to give SNC-Lavalin a sweetheart deal after removing Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Attorney General post, he’ll be totally offside with what Canadians want
Justin Trudeau’s corrupt attempts to give SNC-Lavalin a sweetheart deal by pressuring Jody Wilson-Raybould is totally offside with the views of the Canadian People.
That’s according to a new Nanos poll, first reported by CTV News and the Globe & Mail.
According to the poll, 55% say SNC-Lavalin should face a criminal trial. By contrast, 35% say they should get a remediation agreement.
Notably, the only province in which there is more support for a remediation (deferred prosecution) is in Quebec – the province in which SNC-Lavalin is headquartered. 48% of Quebec residents say they want remediation. But notably, opinion in the province is still quite split, with 41% saying SNC-Lavalin should face a criminal trial. 11% say they are unsure.
In addition to the questions on SNC-Lavalin, respondents were also asked to pick the most ethical party leader.
Elizabeth May – who doesn’t have the burden of being close to power – is rated as the most ethical by 23%. Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is in second, with 21% picking him as the most ethical. Trudeau follows with 17%, and Jagmeet Singh (as always) finds himself far behind at just 6%.
The numbers are bad news for Trudeau, who made ethical leadership a big part of his political branding effort. He promised a ‘new way of doing politics,’ and said he would run the most ‘open and transparent’ government ever because ‘sunshine is the best disinfectant.’ Clearly, Canadians are seeing that all of Trudeau’s talk of ethics was total BS.