Marni Soupcoff: Butts still doesn’t understand why Canadians are so appalled

Well, wasn’t that kind of Gerald Butts? In his testimony on SNC-Lavalin before the House of Commons justice committee Wednesday, the prime minister’s former principal secretary made it clear that he didn’t want to call anyone names. He had a completely different take from Jody Wilson-Raybould on much of what was said and what had happened in the months leading up to the Liberal cabinet shuffle, but he deliberately shied away from calling her testimony false or calling her a liar.

It’s a difference in perspective, he said.