This prime minister’s government wouldn’t be entitled to their entitlements, or so the story went.
Reimbursed moving expenses for Justin Trudeau's chief of staff, Katie Telford, left, and principal secretary, Gerald Butts, right—who helped to engineer the Liberals' successful election campaign—became the target of widespread criticism last week. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Political scandals in Canada come from the strangest places. Who would have predicted the Liberal government would be in the midst of a storm over moving relocation expenses?
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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.
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.
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.