Corporate leaders need to play a consistent, open role in daily political discourse, like smart unions and environmental bodies do. And that’s not as simple as aligning with one party.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was criticized last week when The Globe and Mail reported he met with oil-industry executives at a private meeting in Alberta to map out ways to get rid of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Last week, The Globe and Mail brought to life the story of a number of oil industry leaders who had met in Alberta with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and senior Conservative activists.
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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.
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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.