There’s more than just Trump-wrangling going on in the foreign affairs sphere. Here’s a snapshot of the wheeling-and-dealing Canada will be part of in international circles this fall.
It's go time. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have to get cracking and start showing achievements this fall on the Cannabis Act, NAFTA renegotiations, the Phoenix pay system, Canada's Environmental Protection Act, fighter jets, naval ships, Indigenous reconciliation issues, pre-budget consultations, tax reforms, and much more.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains gets fashion advice from his school-aged daughters, while Conservative MP Scott Reid says he's an 'evangelist for waistcoats.'
There were 226 monthly communications reports containing the topic international trade and 219 with environment between June 22, the day after the House the rose for the summer, and Sept. 12, according to a search of the federal lobbyist registry.
Patronizing veterans is the salient problem, not the solution. Sadly, new Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan appears ready to reinforce, not resolve, the VAC cultural mess.
Despite a dizzying array of issues to keep sight of, expect many eyes to find focus on Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who has said that the results of her sweeping review of Canadian content in a digital age will be unveiled in September.
But the present can be the worst predictor of the future. Politics is full of shocking reversals, unforeseen calamities and personal revelations straight out of the afternoon soaps.
CPAC's 25th-anniversary celebration, the Vimy Awards Gala, and the Chicken Farmers of Canada's tailgate shindig: you won't want to miss out on any of fall's parties.
Life at Rideau Hall will be anything but normal, where Julie Payette’s life will be more under a public microscope than it ever has been before—as she already knows. But her former astronaut colleagues say she's more than ready for the country’s top job.
As the government enters the second half of its mandate, political implications of government policies might become a bigger part of lobbying strategies.