Past the halfway mark in their mandate, the Liberals have a busy spring ahead in Parliament.
Government House leader Bardish Chagger, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and whip Pablo Rodriguez have two years left to make good on the remainder of the Liberal Party's promises 2015 campaign promises, many of which will require shepherding new legislation through the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and The Hill Times file photographs
The Liberals have now run past the halfway mark of their first mandate, and the time to make good on the remainder of their campaign promises is slowly ticking away.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.