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Liberal MP Will Amos helps out with sandbagging efforts on April 28 at the municipal garage at l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet in his riding of Pontiac, Que., which has been heavily affected by flooding in the National Capital Region this week. Photograph courtesy of William Amos’s Twitter
As the National Capital Region braces amid flooding, MPs joined volunteers, officials, and the Canadian Armed Forces in sandbagging in hopes more costly water damage can be avoided.
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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.