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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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.