‘I am not a friend’ of Trudeau, ex-McKinsey head Dominic Barton says amid contract probe

Dominic Barton, a former ambassador and past director of consulting firm McKinsey, said on Wednesday he had no involvement in federal government contracts awarded to the firm in recent years and denied having any close relationship with the prime minister or other key Liberal cabinet members. "I’m not a friend [of Trudeau], and I have a professional relationship,” Barton told the committee. “I respect him, I think he respects me, I don’t have his personal phone number and I haven’t been in a room alone with him.”