Justin Trudeau is a better politician than his father and he has evolved into an accomplished people’s politician, comfortable in displaying empathy and a willingness to listen.
Mary Ng, left, appointments director to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Juanita Nathan, a school board trustee, are running for the Liberal nomination in the GTA riding of Markham-Thornhill, vacated by veteran MP and cabinet minister John McCallum. Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, right, might also run for Liberal nomination in this riding. Photographs courtesy of the candidates
Contrary to some concerns, Liberal spokesman Braeden Caley says the party treats all candidates equally.
In my view, the conduct of all three commissioners over the past decade has been unconscionable. Their actions have shielded literally hundreds of alleged wrongdoers from any real scrutiny, and abandoned countless truth-tellers to their fate: vicious, life-changing reprisals orchestrated by the wrongdoers.
Opposition MPs want to ensure Canadians' Charter rights are upheld under Bill C-23.
Crucially, the political calculation over the benefit of appealing to one or another of these groups isn’t likely to change much either, in the short term. So politics around issues of faith and terrorism isn’t likely to change durably.