It had been the practice of Trudeau’s predecessors to extend the courtesy of a swift byelection call to seatless opposition leaders. Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien, Stockwell Day, and Stephen Harper all benefited from the practice.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is merely using his prerogative to wait up to six months after a vacancy occurs to set a date to fill the seat that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right, is eyeing, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
By sitting on a byelection call for the B.C. riding of Burnaby South, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is deliberately stalling NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s bid to enter the House of Commons.
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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum