Plus, the Conservative official opposition has a new press secretary: Mathew Clancy.
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, left, has hired Amy Butcher as her new director of communications, while Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, right, has hired Braeson Holland, son of MP Mark Holland, as press secretary. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has a new director of communications in her office. Amy Butcher has moved over from the Public Health Agency of Canada to take over the job.
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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.