The public service has continued to function despite the ongoing payroll system debacle, but people, and the government’s foundation, will crack under the strain.
Public servants rallied in Ottawa on Feb. 28 to mark the third anniversary of the launch of the troubled Phoenix payroll system. Nearly two years retired, Andrew Caddell is still feeling the Phoenix effects. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—I am pissed off with the government of Canada.
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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.