Add women, change politics by making parties pay, NDP says
By Charelle EvelynFeb. 14, 2018
As #MeToo sweeps the Hill, the New Democrats are looking for legislation to make it financially beneficial for federal parties to have more women on their ballots.
NDP House leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau has tabled a motion calling for the government to legislate financial incentives for federal parties to have more women as candidates in elections. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As Ottawa becomes more embroiled in the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo movement, the New Democrats are renewing their call for the federal government to codify its support for having more women involved in politics as elected officials.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Gerald Butts has removed himself from the daily political grind of strategizing how to keep the Liberals in power. But observers say it's unlikely he will be consigned to watch the campaign unfold from the sidelines.
SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
The Quebec company had extensive access to government ministers and top staffers, and was the only organization registered to lobby for allowing deferred prosecution agreements for white collar crimes.