•Taking care of the women and men in uniform goes beyond giving them equipment and training. It means ensuring they and their families are well supported.
•Security and defence require an approach that rises above our political differences for the common safety and security of our nation.
•I want to emphasize the importance of working productively with all Parliamentarians on issues related to the defence file. I call on my parliamentary critics, James Bezan, Randall Garrison, and Michel Boudrias, as well as Defence Committee members, to do the same.
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to a deployed member of Joint Task Force-Iraq during a visit to Kuwait in December 2016. Photograph courtesy of Department of National Defence
The return of the House of Commons brings opportunities to discuss the future of Canada’s defence and the continued implementation of our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
The Prime Minister's Office selected new chiefs of staff from CVs sent to PMO chief of staff Katie Telford; PMO director of administration Brett Thalmann; and cabinet ministers directly, a senior Liberal source told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'