‘For a reporter, this is terrible,' says CBC's Julie Van Dusen. Two suggestions for new scrum spots were rejected, but talks to find a solution continue.
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair is scrummed by reporters outside the House of Commons in West Block after Question Period on Feb. 6. The new House foyer is more cramped than the old Centre Block one, say reporters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Parliamentary reporters say they’re disappointed with the limited access they have to catch Members of Parliament for comment in the new West Block, and though they’ve brought their concerns to House security officials there’s no resolution yet.
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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.