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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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.