As the world’s democratic and non-democratic tectonic plates continue to grind, the perpetual content feed is the new battlefield.
French President Emmanuel Macron, pictured in June, on Dec. 10 pledged to boost France’s minimum wage, among other pocketbook measures meant to ease the gilets jaunes protest movement against him. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The contagion of chaos that’s been systematically choking Western democracies like hapless houseguests in a musty Agatha Christie whodunit has recently taken hold in France.
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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.