Trudeau government serious about a nation-to-nation relationship, changing governance of Canada
By Andrew CardozoAug. 8, 2016
The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is really the first government in our history that wants to do this right, that accepts that we need to hear, and listen, and acknowledge and feel the reality of the past.
A woman, pictured Aug. 1 at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., taking part in the federal government's ceremony to officially launch the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Commissions of inquiry usually do two things: they notably make recommendations about the issue at hand, but just as important is the dialogue that takes place through hearings and other communications during the lifetime of the commission.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
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