For a political nerd like me, the impending decade-long closure of Centre Block brings back a lot of memories.
Then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau speaks to reporters in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre room, 130-S, in Centre Block in 1975 in this photo from former Hill reporter Andrew Caddell’s collection. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
OTTAWA—The first time I went to Parliament Hill, I got lost.
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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.
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.
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.