Scheer challenges Trudeau, repeats comments that prompted libel lawsuit threat

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is trying to provoke Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into following through on his threat to sue him over allegedly libellous criticism of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The Conservative leader has repeated, word for word, the March 29 statement that prompted Trudeau’s lawyer, Julian Porter, to send him notice of a potential libel suit.

For good measure, he’s done it outside the House of Commons, so parliamentary privilege won’t protect him.