A number of Hill staffers will transition to the campaign team after the parliamentary session ends next month, says Braeden Caley, the Liberal Party’s senior director of communications.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Jeremy Broadhurst, pictured with Zita Astravas, and the PM's chief of staff Katie Telford, as the Liberal Party's national campaign director for the October election. The Hill Times file photograph
With the next election campaign unofficially underway at full throttle, cabinet ministerial staffers are worried the party is taking too long to formalize their roles in the contest and to decide who will be doing what when the writ drops.
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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.