Voters are clearly in a volatile what-about-me frame of mind, driven by a desire for change and impatience with the usual patterns and personalities in elected office. So will Trudeau be kept on as PM?
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters at a rally in Ottawa on Oct. 21, a year out from the next federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—With a year to go before the next federal election, all the customary calculations indicate the Liberals appear in fairly good shape to repeat their 2015 election victory.
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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.