While the NDP importantly raises many of the issues of inequality, injustice, and lack of opportunity facing Canadians, and identifies areas for tax reform, it fails, overall, to offer a credible set of ideas to make the country and Canadians better off.
New Democraticic Party Leader Jagmeet Signh, pictured March 27, 2019, in his Hill office.
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TORONTO—The NDP is out of the gate with its federal election campaign platform, even if it is not out of the gate when it comes to nominating candidates.
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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.