Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, testifies before the House of Commons justice committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s former aide Gerald Butts testifies in his defence over SNC-Lavalin scandal

  • Butts denied he had pressured the then-justice minister to allow a major firm to avoid a corruption trial last year
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Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, testifies before the House of Commons justice committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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Support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals has fallen for the first time behind the opposition Tories, according to a poll released Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Scandal tarnishes Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s image as poll shows he could lose power in October election

  • Canada PM on the defensive as he battles his way through the biggest crisis of his tenure
  • New opinion poll shows support for Trudeau and his Liberals has fallen for the first time behind the opposition Tories
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Support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals has fallen for the first time behind the opposition Tories, according to a poll released Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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