Two Canadian conservatives road-trip south to campaign for Donald Trump, tapping into how an outsider politician came to win the U.S. presidency, and gleaning lessons for Canuck politicos.
Donald Trump throws one of his signature Make America Great Again hats to a fan at a rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb 8. Photograph courtesy of Matthew McBain and Devin Dreeshen
“Rubio’s going to win, you know?” That was the take the immigration officer on the Vermont border had as we headed south. Telegenic, with money and party support behind him, how could Marco Rubio lose?
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Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.
Changes to address Indigenous language loss and child welfare are seen as ‘high priority,’ but with calls for broad amendments, the short timeframe left to pass bills C-91 and C-92 is a source of frustration for some.
Amid allegations of partisanship against Michael Wernick, Prof. Donald Savoie says he could stay as DM to the PM and secretary to cabinet, but another bureaucrat may be better suited as the public service head.
The Globe and Mail bureau chief's vast source list and eye for detail has helped him expose numerous government scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he broke with Steven Chase and Sean Fine.