Politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists, and media: here are the top 99 most powerful and influential people to watch in federal politics in 2019.
This year's crop of influencers wield considerable clout in driving public debate on hot political issues at this stage or changing the course of events, with just nine months to go before the election. The Hill Times graphic by Serena Masonde, with photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political fortunes will be put to the test this year. Come October, this year’s pecking order may be wildly different when the confetti dust on election night settles.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.