#SNClavalin Scandal Splits Trudeau’s Team and Bruises His Brand

“Both the party and prime minister have taken some pretty severe damage,” Greg Lyle of Innovative Research, among the last pollsters who’ve shown the incumbent Liberals ahead of the Conservatives recently, said in an interview. More worrying than the horse-race numbers, Lyle said, is that Trudeau’s personal indicators are falling amid a scandal in which he and his former attorney general “feel that the other has betrayed them.”

Historians will remark on the absurdity of a society that could be taken in by so obvious a fraud as the Trudeau “brand.”