As much as the NAFTA talks are consuming the Trudeau government’s bandwidth, it has also sent the signal to stakeholders that it’s hoping to reorient some of its resources to other files as it lays the groundwork for the 2019 campaign.
Canada's federal Seniors Minister Filomena Tassi, a rookie minister from Hamilton, Ont., has been given a 'wide berth' in terms of her mandate, says Rob LeForte of Impact Public Affairs. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Trade is still by far the hottest file lobbyists are preoccupied with heading into the fall sitting, but there could be a quiet storm of activity building around some of the new portfolios carved out in the summer cabinet shuffle.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.