Most Canadians have tuned out, and things are still looking up for the Liberals in Quebec.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been under fire for months for pressuring his former attorney general to get Montreal's SNC-Lavalin out of a criminal prosecution. Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion's damning report on Mr. Trudeau's actions won't do much to change what Canadians think about the scandal, if they do at all, writes Sheila Copps.
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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.