If the SNC-Lavalin political crisis is able to inform Canadians that our national institutions are ill-prepared to deal with Canada’s growing regional alienation, then it will have served an important purpose.
Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick isn’t a partisan, writes Donald Savoie, but his recent foray into the spotlight raises questions over whether his various roles should be separated. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canadians have just had a crash course in the workings of their national political institutions. What have they learned?
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PSPC has settled on leaving intact the bullet holes left behind after a fatal shootout involving RCMP officers, security, and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who claimed allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.
The withholding of specifics in the economic statement is part of a longer-term fiscal and electoral strategy to assure different groups the government has their back, says McGill University professor Daniel Béland.
Two names have emerged stating their intentions of running for the party’s nomination in the riding so far, including long-time Conservative staffer Melissa Lantsman as well as Progressive Conservative MPP Gila Martow.