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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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.