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Jody Wilson-Raybould served as Canada's justice minister and attorney general from 2015 until she was shuffled out of the post this past January. Now running for re-election as an Independent, she'll be taking time amid the coming campaign to discuss her new book at the Ottawa Writer's Festival on Sept. 20. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould will be chatting about her new book at the Ottawa Writers Festival on Sept. 20.
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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.