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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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.