It is a sign of the times that in today’s political world, much of the focus is on rescuing the middle class. A generation earlier, the focus was on fighting poverty and improving life for those with the smallest share of the economic pie. But technology and globalization, along with the excessive power of financial capital, have changed all that.
At the same time, with limited real wage gains and high housing costs, Canadians are hard-pressed to set aside savings for their future retirement.
TORONTO—It’s natural enough that in an election year when the unemployment rate is at a record low that the Trudeau government should feel a little boastful—and hope voters will reward them.
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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.