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Will Trudeau Liberals finally provide SNC-Lavalin clarity?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises to vote during a marathon voting session as it continues into the night in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Probably not! But it’s not totally up to them. Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives have asked the ethics committee to open an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair, basically, the same investigation the Liberal-controlled justice committee ended last week. Now, the Liberals control the ethics committee too, so it’s not likely they’ll agree to that…but you never know. It’s an election year and strange things keep happening.

Even if they don’t though, how could Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott still find a way to tell the stories they say still need to be heard? There’s a number of ways and to understand them all—and why they might or might not work—you need a certified politics expert, a walking civics textbook, a man who eats and breathes the arcane rules of parliamentary order. Fortunately, we have just the guy for that.

GUEST: Cormac MacSweeney, Parliament Hill reporter, CityNews, Rogers Radio

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