If a peace of sorts does not break out over the next year, and the American-driven tariff hostilities continue unabated, the prime minister may face hard questions as to whether he made a fool’s bargain.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Oct. 1, 2018, walking up to Parliament Hill after holding a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are defeated in next fall’s federal election, it will almost certainly not be on account of their management of the NAFTA file.
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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.