Politically speaking, it is always tricky when a man is out in public repeatedly attacking a woman. The fact that Jody Wilson-Raybould was a star cabinet minister and first ever-Indigenous attorney general makes the strategy even more questionable.
Then Indigenous and northern affairs minister Carolyn Bennett, then-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Oct. 2, 2016, at a Hill rally for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The first piece of bad advice came when someone suggested a cabinet shuffle should include a demotion for Wilson-Raybould. It was touted by the prime minister, as a lateral transfer but the optics were obvious, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times file photograph
OTTAWA—It is sad to watch the self-inflicted misery that the SNC-Lavalin affair is wreaking on the Liberals.
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According to a Senate spokesperson, the Senate's in-house compensation team has developed 'effective work-arounds and capacity to promptly fix any errors' associated with the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
David Merner, a failed Green candidate from B.C., says there are encouraging signs the party could come close to surpassing the NDP in its fundraising numbers next year. He is vying to take the reins from Elizabeth May.