His predecessors have also been heavily lobbied, but Innovation Minster Bains ‘has even broader responsibilities than past Industry ministers,’ says lobbyist.
Liberal MPs Nick Whalen, left, and Scott Simms at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. The opposition MPs on the House Affairs Committee filibustered for about 38 hours last week and plan to continue delay the study of the government's discussion paper on sweeping changes to the House rules next week when the House returns.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
'It’s so important that you’ve got the NDP and the Conservatives arm in arm, singing Kumbaya, and nothing right now is going to phase us from continuing this fight,' says the NDP's David Christopherson.
Watching the two leadership campaigns, someone unfamiliar with Canadian politics could be forgiven for thinking that it is the Conservatives and not the New Democrats who have been out in the wilderness for so long that they are desperate to jump on anything that glitters, even when it is manifestly fool's gold.