The internecine warfare, which marked Jean Chrétien's last two years in power, were not pretty. But by and large, Chrétien’s time was a period when politics was fun and all political parties shared a common bond.
Nobody's baby: Sheila Copps' public relationship with Mulroney-era cabinet minister John Crosbie was indeed stormy, but in private, they were friends, she writes. 'I still get his Christmas card every year.' The Hill Times file photographs
OTTAWA—Politics used to be fun. The House of Commons was partly theatre where all were encouraged to make their point, often with props.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.