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Offline Omni

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Re: Trudeau accused in SNC-Lavalin scandal
« Reply #345 on: February 28, 2019, 11:59:40 am »
What if she wasn't threatened with it, but they did it when she wouldn't do what they wanted?   It's still inappropriate.  The next Minister that comes along now knows when the PM asks you to intervene on behalf of a company in a criminal matter, then you do it or you'll be relegated to something less relevant. 

If what the PMO did here isn't inappropriate influence, then there is nothing they could do that is inappropriate.  This was a criminal matter and the PMO wanted their pet company to walk away with no punishment.  Rigging the justice system in favour of your influential friends is not what we normally should do.

The DPA certainly presents the potential to be applied inappropriately, but on the other hand I think if applied appropriately it's worthwhile to allow company directors to be "taken to the woodshed" financially and then be given a chance to clean up it's act while not punishing the majority of employees. I reckon there is still a lot of fallout to come from this case.
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