In the context of what happened to Jody Wilson-Raybould, it looks like prosecutors have been turned into the tools of politicians or corporations—hardly what was in legislators’ minds in 1998 when Canada passed the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
PCO Clerk Michael Wernick told the House Justice Committee that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. chair Kevin Lynch phoned him on Oct. 15, 2018, to voice his frustration to the top bureaucrat about the government's refusal to negotiate a deferred prosecuation agreement for SNC-Lavalin. The Hill Times file photograpshs
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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.
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.
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.