Plus, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May plans to hold a presser in West Block in response to the Alberta government's lobbying campaign on the TMX pipeline, ahead of the government's announcement of its decision on the project's fate next week.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on June 8, 2018, at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Que. Photograph courtesy of Global Affairs Canada
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.