It's our new Trumpian politics. It goes something like this. You get a famous name to make a controversial allegation against a well-known public figure and hope that it lights up Twitter.
Recently, a widely viewed news clip showed the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rebuffing Justin Trudeau’s proffered handshake at the G20. But when the full clip of the incident was played, a very different impression emerged. Mr. Bolsonaro was approached by another leader just as Mr. Trudeau offered his handshake. After dealing with the other man, the Brazilian president turned back to Mr. Trudeau and they shared a hearty handshake.
Screen capture image courtesy Global News
HALIFAX—So campaign 2019, the “Low Blows Election” has begun.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Groups say they're pleased to see Ottawa picking up the pace, while the Ontario Native Women’s Association says its exclusion 'makes zero sense' and means some women will fall through the cracks in the conversation.
Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey is pushing to see more diversity represented in the art hanging throughout the building the Upper Chamber calls home, calling the new display the ‘first iteration’ of those efforts.
The efforts of the Ottawa Group were part of just a select few foreign policy priorities mentioned during the Throne Speech, ahead of a 'disappointing' move by the U.S. to appeal a WTO softwood lumber ruling.
New PBO figures do not capture the possibility of any new government programs, and work off the assumption that there will be a 'gradual' relaxing of public health restrictions within the next 12 to 18 months.
'What better time to innovate your election system than during a pandemic? Because you're going to have to start thinking outside of the regular way,' says Stéphanie Plante, who has worked with Elections Canada.