On this file, Justin Trudeau has gotten the national character wrong. It is true that Canadians don’t want anyone to lose their jobs for something that someone else has done. But that is a long way from endorsing the 'velveteen' treatment of a DPA for businesses just because they are 'too big to jail.'
Former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured Feb. 27, 2019, at the House Justice Committee. By using their majority on the House Justice Committee to gag Ms. Wilson-Raybould, the Liberals showed once again they are not interested in finding out if the Trudeau government improperly intervened in the criminal justice system, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—Every major political debate ends up being about the national character.
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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.