Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is in need of a new director of policy after Daniel Pujdak’s recent exit.
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, left, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, centre, and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, right, have all recently hired on new political aides. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has a new senior adviser in his office, Jean-Luc Lavoie.
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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.