Plus, former president George W. Bush's portraits are among the many exhibitions coming to the capital over the next few months.
The Canadian Society of Parliamentary History launched with its first event in May. Participants, from top left: Conservative MP Martin Shields, former Speaker of the House of Commons Robert Marleau, Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation MP Erin Weir, former Liberal minister John Reid, and former senator Anne Cools. From bottom left: former House Speaker Peter Miliken, Carleton University professor Paul Thomas, Dalhousie University professor Lori Turnbull, and University of Ottawa professor Jennifer Wallner.
Photograph courtesy of Brenda Shanahan
Canadian parliamentary history buffs now have a place to bring their Westminster system wisdom.
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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.