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PM Trudeau needs to ‘reset the tone,’ hire a PMO caucus liaison, and be more accessible to his Grit MPs, say Liberals

By Abbas Rana      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will informally consult MPs, former parliamentarians, and experts from a wide range of backgrounds on his caucus and cabinet management style, says a PMO official.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph, held a press conference on March 7, 2019, in the National Press Theatre to address the SNC-Lavalin affair. He also talked about his own leadership style. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is still reeling over the resignation of two cabinet ministers for his handling of the SNC-Lavalin controversy and one backbencher who recently openly criticized his leadership style, needs to “reset the tone” in his management style of the 179 Liberal MPs by having a two-way meaningful communication, creating and empowering the position of a PMO caucus liaison, being more accessible, and demonstrating with his actions that he does value the input and feedback of his colleagues, say former Liberal MPs and Liberal insiders.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times. He reports on the Parliamentary caucuses, nomination contests, political leadership campaigns, Elections Act laws, and the Senate.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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