Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen's Hill staffer hadn't been paid in three months and NDP MP Erin Weir gave a personal loan to one of his staffers who hadn't been paid in months.
Liberal MPs Raj Grewal and Mark Gerretsen at the House Government Operations and Estimates special committee meeting on the Phoenix pay system problems, Thursday, July 28. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
No MPs have reported paycheque problems under the new problem-plagued Phoenix system which has left more than 80,000 federal public servants with pay issues six months after it was rolled out.
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Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.