What happened and what comes next after the heated summer study on vulnerable people wraps up.
Immigration Minister John McCallum and his cabinet colleagues are under pressure to repeat the government's headline-grabbing Syrian refugee resettlement initiative for other persecuted groups, particularly Yazidis from northern Iraq. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The whirlwind parliamentary study of the plight of Yazidis and other vulnerable groups has finished, and the witnesses and committee members are looking to Immigration Minister John McCallum to make the next move.
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Gerald Butts has removed himself from the daily political grind of strategizing how to keep the Liberals in power. But observers say it's unlikely he will be consigned to watch the campaign unfold from the sidelines.
SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
The Quebec company had extensive access to government ministers and top staffers, and was the only organization registered to lobby for allowing deferred prosecution agreements for white collar crimes.