The SNC-Lavalin revelations, if true, show we are not a country bound by the rule of law

There is often a perception in Canada that corporations receive preferential treatment. This suggestion is usually quickly brushed aside by those in power. This was true under Stephen Harper and it is true under the Trudeau government.

It is hard to square this with what actually happens. Corporations in financial difficulty continue to be bailed out by taxpayers, ostensibly to protect local economies and jobs, even though we know they usually take the money and run. We continue to offer them generous tax breaks even though trickle-down economics has been debunked as a myth. And now this: reports in The Globe and Mail of political interference in the conduct of the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, allegations that, if true, reinforce the view that corporate offenders get a free ride, even when they commit serious crimes with significant consequences.

Banana anyone?

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