One thing’s clear: Canada must give much greater attention to working with allies to manage growing tensions with Russia.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, has taken a harder line on Russia than her predecessor, Stéphane Dion, argues Rob Huebert. She kicked out four Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain last month. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent is the most recent indication of the continuing deterioration of relationships between the West and Russia.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.