International media on Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin scandal: ‘The fresher the face, the more obvious the blemishes’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to office amid a flurry of adulation from the international press, with magazine profiles, goofy web videos and stories about his flashy socks.

Now, as the SNC-Lavalin scandal seizes his government, the tone has noticeably shifted. A persistent theme of the coverage is that the international Trudeau brand is massively under threat.