The SNC-Lavalin scandal is the biggest scandal to rock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since he joined Parliament. It's so huge that even foreign countries are paying attention to it, and wondering what it is all about.
So what do the great fact-checkers at the Associated Press have to say? What is their big briefing to their American audience about the SNC-Lavalin scandal?
There’s no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada.
But is it true that "nothing illegal happened"? No. The matter hasn’t been investigated yet, not by the Mounties, an independent inquiry, or even Trudeau’s own lap-dog, hand-picked “ethics counsellor.”
The Parliamentary hearings — as limited as they are — aren’t even done.
But the AP have seen enough to decide that no crime has been committed.
The AP continues, claiming that, "no financial or sexual misconduct is alleged.”
Really? On what planet?
SNC-Lavalin paid $48 million in illegal bribes in Libya, and evidence has emerged that they commit bribery pretty much everywhere they work, including in Canada.
And no sex? SNC-Lavalin paid millions of dollars for prostitutes, porn and parties for Saadi Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi — this was part of their bribery.
I'll also show you two of the "experts" AP contacted to comment in this report. Both of them are Liberal partisans — one of whom, described only as a "professor," is also regular Liberal Party donor, who calls Jody Wilson-Raybould "nuts."
Their ties to the Liberal Party were not made at all clear in the Associated Press article, which, because AP is a wire service, was designed to be picked up by publications all over the world, to "explain" the SNC-Lavalin scandal to non-Canadians.
So the next time AP says they’re fact-checking someone or blocks your Facebook search, just remember: