Plus, Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne has a new special assistant for operations and communications in his office.
Justice Minister David Lametti, pictured at a House Justice and Human Rights Committee meeting in February where he appeared to answer questions on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Justice Minister David Lametti was quick to get a new press secretary in place in his office, with Rachel Rappaport officially stepping into the role as of April 23.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.