Several queer MPs have gone on to serve in the House of Commons since Svend Robinson took the brave step of announcing his sexuality. If Robinson succeeds in his political comeback this fall, he will join them in the House of Commons.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, is blazing the trail for future generations in the LGBTQ community, as Canada's Svend Robinson once did, when he became the first openly gay MP. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Democrats have gone weed picking, so to speak.
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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.