National Practice Lead Ginny Roth was on CPAC offering insight into Gerald Butts' potential approaches to his testimony. "He can take one of two approaches: he can take a really bullish, defiant approach that reflects how the government has treated this scandal for the last few weeks.... or he can go along the lines of some contrition, some admission of potential wrongdoing."
National Practice Lead, Ginny Roth discusses the latest news in the SNC-Lavalin scandal: Jane Philpott's resignation from her role as Treasury Board President in Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet. "Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the MP for Whitby-Oshawa who said she's not running again and who's been pretty vocal in her support of these two cabinet ministers on Twitter said it very well, she said, 'Don't add women and expect the status quo.'"
“The Prime Minister had abundant opportunities today to clear up what he made very very muddy in his first scrum on the subject where he refused to directly say 'my office did not influence this process'.” National Practice Lead Ginny Roth discusses PM Trudeau's speech following Minister Wilson-Raybould's resignation and the SNC-Lavalin scandal on Power and Politics.
“You can talk about affordable housing and mean a lot of things. You can mean afforable housing for low-income people that's truly subsidized or you can talk about a single family house in Toronto which really is only accessible to the upper middle class,”. Senior Consultant Dan Moulton and National Practice Lead Ginny Roth discuss potential changes to mortgages in the upcoming federal budget.
“I actually don't know how she can stay in cabinet. This is a bombshell and it's the kind of thing that can take down a government.” National Practice Lead, Ginny Roth reacting to Globe and Mail report that PM Trudeau asked former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to stop the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
“When it comes to the politics of this, to me it feels a lot like an ottawa story. I think everyone in this town is really a flutter today with this story and I'm interested to see over time as it evolves, as more of the story comes out, if someone decides to go on the record about it, whether or not it permeates past the bubble.”