‘There’s no consideration for the experience of Black folks, generally speaking, in those political spaces, and I think that was very apparent,’ says witness Kate Macdonald. The Parliamentary Protective Service has offered an apology for the incident.
Liberal MPs Greg Fergus, left, and Andy Fillmore, right, raised the alleged incident of racial profiling in the House of Commons on Feb. 6. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The Parliamentary Protective Service has offered an apology after an alleged case of racial profiling on the Hill by one of its members.
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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.