The fate of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott in this election will tell us whether speaking truth to power is a greater force in our public life than the abuse of power.
Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, and former Treasury Board president Jane Philpott speak with reporters before Question Period on Apr. 3, 2019. Both are running to recapture their seats in Parliament as Independents after being expelled from the Liberal caucus.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'