Plus, Andrew Scheer hosts a Christmas reception for Hill scribes, and four new Senators were recently appointed.
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, pictured on Sept. 21, 2018, at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield, Que., with local singer Kelly Prescott, at a fundraiser for a new political journalism internship.
Photograph courtesy of Dave Chan
Cape Breton Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner‘s annual political Twas the Night Before Christmas-type jingle was delivered on Dec. 12, to the delight of his fellow MPs.
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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.