Two staff in and two staff out of the Prime Minister’s Office.
When Justin Trudeau announced a renewed Liberal cabinet that had no place for Stéphane Dion, it was clear Dion's refusal to accept the sinecure Trudeau had offered—simultaneous appointments, it is reported, as ambassador to Germany and to the European Union—was putting a serious cramp in Trudeau's style on a big day.
Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd, left, and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson have each been give interim six-month extensions in their jobs. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
‘If you call for applications and you get hundreds of applications, you owe it to those people to spend time on each and every one of those applications,’ says lobbyist.
How could America transform from the country that elected Barack Obama president twice to the cauldron of resentment and enmity that produced Donald Trump’s implausible success in November? Veteran political strategist Robin Sears weighs the events in question and attributes this American moment, at least in part, to the role of chance in history.
Infrastructure investment enables economic activity well beyond infrastructure construction. State of the art infrastructure opens up job-creating opportunities, even more so when U.S. companies take advantage of Canada’s transportation systems to export and import goods and services to and from Europe and Asia.