The ongoing SNC-Lavalin saga has yielded an unintended consequence for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who appointed the first-ever gender-balanced federal cabinet and promoted MPs who are not deeply-rooted partisans to the front benches: it’s brought “change from inside” by federal lawmakers who are willing to challenge the “old boys club way of doing things,” says the Green Party leader.
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.