Is learning to code the answer to the plight of struggling prime ministers? According to embattled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his advisors, it’s at least one solution.
Since early February, when the #LavScam scandal broke, Trudeau has been struggling to survive. That’s why, in early March, former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Gerry Butts decided to start a new business—a software development company that would hire former prime ministers who are recently out of work.
Called Swindlers Now Coding, or SNC for short, Butts’ new startup is not limited to prime ministers. Privy council clerks and former cabinet members are also prime candidates for this bold new initiative to reintroduce disgraced politicians into the workplace.
Butts explained the difficulties of operating the coding education and employment startup in Ottawa. “These guys have had a hard time in their current jobs. It will be a challenge to introduce them to a completely different kind of work. Coding is hard, but it’s a respectable and honest way to make a living. These folks just aren’t used to that.”