For policy to be effective, it needs to withstand the whims of election cycles. No doubt there will be changes in direction—that is, after all, what voters are asking for when electing a new government.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, pictured on Feb. 10, 2018, at the Manning Centre conference in Ottawa. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Doug Ford has been premier of Ontario for roughly a month, and already his legislative changes are creating a policy U-turn on many fronts. Cap and trade: cancelled. Green spending programs: gone. Some 758 renewable energy contracts: poof.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.