When faith in our judicial system is lost—and when the reputation of those who preside over it is similarly gone—we start to become much less of a democracy.
Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, who stepped down from cabinet in April to focus on fighting his non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was criticized last week after the CBC reported that Mr. LeBlanc's family, friends, and a neighbour won five of six recent judicial appointments. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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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.