Now that his presidential run in the U.S. is coming to an end, let’s get Bernie Sanders up here to explain why big money needs to get out of politics in Canada as well. He can start his tour in B.C. and hopscotch over to Ontario and Quebec.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pictured at a town hall meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, in July 2015. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
OTTAWA—Imagine what Bernie Sanders would think if he had time to read Canadian newspapers.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.