Butts’ comparison of SNC-Lavalin affair to Trans Mountain consultation ‘apples and oranges’: lawyer

…Bill Gallagher, a lawyer and resource industry strategist, said he was surprised by Butts’ comparison.

“This is comparing apples and oranges as there’s no independent/prosecutorial mandate involved in the duty to consult, so he’s over-reaching — and wrongly so — in making this comparison,” Gallagher said.

He said he saw it as a “phony justification” for pressure tactics.