Plus, Marc-André Leclerc has officially taken over as Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s permanent chief of staff.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, left, has a new director of parliamentary affairs, while Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, right, has named a new director of communications. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photograph
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor promoted Adam Exton to take over as director of parliamentary affairs in her office last month.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.