A PMO staffer and a former Chagger aide seek to flip ridings in 2019 votes
By Neil MossDec. 19, 2018
Plus, Sheila Malcolmson bids the House adieu, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hits the post-adjournment media circuit.
Former Liberal chief of staff Rachel Bendayan, left, will be the Grit candidate in the byelection in Outremont, Que., in February, while PMO adviser and former National Post columnist Michael Den Tandt, right, seeks to win the Liberal nomination for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Ont. Photograph courtesy of Rachel Bendayan and Twitter
Rachel Bendayan will try, once again, to turn the federal riding of Outremont, Que., red, after winning the Liberal nomination over the weekend.
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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.