Liberal MPs on issue-based caucuses can make non-binding recommendations to cabinet ministers on how to address specific issues. They're
Pictured top left to right, Liberal MP Deborah Schulte is the chair of the Liberals' Seniors Caucus; Liberal MP John Oliver is the chair of the Auto Caucus; Liberal MPs Jonathan Wilkinson and Kim Rudd are co-chairs of the Energy and Environment Caucus; Liberal MP Leona Alleslev is the chair of the Aerospace and Space caucus; and Liberal MPs David Graham and David Lametti are co-chairs of the Digital Caucus. Photographs courtesy of Liberal.ca, Twitter and The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
The federal Liberals may be leading in public opinion polls, but they’re not taking anything for granted.
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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.