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Christy Clark is Going to Bat for SNC-Lavalin and British Columbians Are Not Happy About It

British Columbians call ex-premier's defence of SNC-Lavalin hypocritical, given how many jobs her old BC Liberal government eliminated

Former BC Premier Christy Clark managed to draw widespread anger again, last weekend, after offering another take on the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.

During an interview on CBC’s Power and Politics, the former premier said: “everyone will argue” the Trudeau government “shouldn’t have gone about it the way they did” in handling the scandal.

However, Clark then applauded Justin Trudeau’s decision to demote former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, after the ex-cabinet minister refused to halt a prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin:

“If you’re talking about 9,000 jobs, and the attorney general is refusing to save them, I think that’s a pretty good argument to move the attorney general and find somebody who wants to support a growing economy,” the ex-premier said.

Clark’s latest comments came after she cast doubt, last month, on Wilson-Raybould’s allegations that she was inappropriately pressured by Trudeau into reaching a remediation settlement with the SNC-Lavalin. The engineering giant faced charges of corruption and fraud.

Despite Clark’s most recent comments, a construction industry analyst recently debunked the claim 9,000 jobs would be jeopardized as a result of SNC-Lavalin being prosecuted.

Additionally, Twitter users were quick to point out the former premier’s old government had a particularly lousy track-record of protecting jobs in BC.

Many of the responses, which continued throughout the weekend, also highlighted some of Clark’s own corruption scandals.

 

Some noted her BC government had its own SNC-Lavalin scandal:

 

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