The government's tax clamp-down could spoil the Liberals' 'innovation' branding and give 'Main Street' back to the Conservatives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are facing blow-back from the Liberal caucus and a sustained attack from the opposition Conservatives over a plan to close off options that business owners sometimes use to lower their tax rate. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—Is Justin Trudeau’s government truly vulnerable for the first time? Failure to deliver on electoral reform, a badly broken deficit promise, and even a $10-million payout to Omar Khadr have had to date no real impact on his team.
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Liberal MPs from rural swing ridings have expressed concern in the past that their government's gun control agenda could cost them their seat. The chair of the Liberal rural caucus, Francis Drouin, said a handgun ban wou
Meanwhile, the House Affairs Committee is looking into the fate of the Hill's 100-year-old elm tree, and recently heard from deputy speaker Bruce Stanton as part of its study into creating a parallel debating chamber.
There's been a lot of political rhetoric, but not a lot of policy analysis on the agreement, said Ms. Curran. Canada signed the UN Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in December, a move opposed by Conservat
'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.