If anyone wants a reason to kick Justin Trudeau out of office, they don’t need dog-eared photos from an old yearbook. Just read the ethics commissioner’s report and read it as if the country’s future depended upon it. Which, of course, it does.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Sept. 17, 2019, in Cardigan, P.E.I. The proof that most people, aided and abetted by a candy-floss mainstream media, don’t give much of a hoot about complex policy matters. But they love a good gotcha moment. Justin Trudeau’s brownface, blackface, redface fiasco is perfect for the new news. Don’t get me wrong. There is much for the Mr. Dress Up of Canadian politics to be ashamed of here, but this is not it, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Justin Trudeau's Twitter
HALIFAX—A long time ago, a Liberal MP told me he was not supporting Justin Trudeau for the leadership of the party.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.