Former governor general David Johnston, pictured embracing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a September 2017 farewell event for him on the Hill, has been tapped by the Liberals to lead the new independent commission responsible for setting up broadcast leaders’ debates before next year’s election. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
It seems there’s light at the end of the tunnel for the leaders of so-called fringe parties to get a spot on stage at next year’s leaders’ debates.
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PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.