The Globe and Mail reports in its Wednesday edition that former prime minister Brian Mulroney has weighed in on the SNC-Lavalin affair that had dogged the Liberal government for months. The Globe's Laura Stone quotes Mr. Mulroney saying that while he does not know all the details of what transpired, he said there appears to be no accusation of wrongdoing or illegality on the part of SNC, Mr. Trudeau or his former principal secretary, Gerald Butts. "In this case, [Mr. Trudeau] had to deal with the minister of justice who apparently had other views from those of the prime minister and his aides. That happens all the time and it doesn't mean that she was wrong or the prime minister was wrong, it simply means that's the way life is," Mr. Mulroney said. "Was anyone charged with a crime or any wrongdoing? The answer is no." Mr. Mulroney said he found the first week of the federal election campaign "pretty inconsequential and not very exciting." He said Mr. Trudeau "seems to be off to a pretty good start, as does [Conservative leader] Andrew Scheer." The contenders "seem to be tied. He's running against the Prime Minister who's a charming guy, and he's a very good campaigner. And campaigns count in life, as I found out."
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