Seven senior federal officials, including the deputy ministers at Finance, Global Affairs, and Infrastructure, and the deputy PCO clerk, met with a 'stakeholder' corporation for a three-hour dinner discussion on how to get investment funding so the then-proposed new Canada Infrastructure Bank could work. But the government won't say who the private stakeholder was.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ken Rubin argues that there is much at stake with the Canada Infrastructure Bank and much potential for international financial influence over the Canadian economy and politicians. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—Secret meetings, secret opportunities: power and influence behind closed doors in Ottawa is always present.
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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum