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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Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.