The road to Stornoway is paved with good intentions
By Michael HarrisJan. 21, 2019
Though he will doubtless take the stage as a change-champion in this year’s federal election, a growing list of largely symbolic policy 'gestures' will make that role harder to pull off. He may be full of good intentions, but his record is another matter.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Dec. 19, 2018, after holding a year-end press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—Justin Trudeau—champion of change, or casualty of good intentions?
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