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 RanaAbbas 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. Abbas loves to chat with sources on-the-record or on not-for- attribution basis especially when they have verifiable story tips that could be followed as news stories. Brown envelopes are also always a lot of interest to him. Born and raised in Pakistan, Abbas speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. When not chasing politicians down on the Hill, he likes to watch cricket and movies.