Trudeau expresses regret over scandal, but does not apologise

…His conciliatory remarks in front of reporters on Thursday were an attempt to shift public attention away from the scandal.

“He’s trying to strike a kind of tone that is reasonable, acknowledging that this could been handled better,” said Lori Turnbull, a professor of political science at Dalhousie University. “[He’s saying] essentially this is a communications issue. This is a political competence issue at worse, but this is not a corruption issue and nobody pushed anybody around.”

But the prime minister’s statement did little to placate political rivals.