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Election 2019

The Trudeau record: promises kept and broken

By Andrew Cardozo      

To the surprise of all, a group of independent academics evaluated the Liberal record of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government and they concluded that the government had kept 92 per cent of its promises.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Sept. 11, 2019, at Rideau Hall after announcing the beginning of the election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Populists on the right are the best communicators we have ever seen. They boil complex issues down to bumper sticker slogans which voters can remember. Liberals and progressives, well that’s another story. They seem to translate bumper sticker slogans into paragraphs, pages, or PhD theses, making sure to address all the nuances and to use the most politically correct (and inoffensive) language possible. Guess who wins?

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MPs scrutinize parole board following report on murder of Quebec woman

The parole strategy for convicted killer was ‘completely unacceptable,’ says CSC commissioner Anne Kelly after a report found the authorities missed warning signs before a woman’s death last year.

Freelance translators raise concerns over proposed terms of new contract

Some of the proposed changes include a requirement that freelancers be available for 15.5 hours a day, the elimination of pay for some duties currently covered, and longer exposure to distance interpreting.

Payette’s resignation yet another self-inflicted wound for Trudeau Liberals, say former senior Grits

News|By Abbas Rana
Justin Trudeau should take his time and follow a proper screening process in choosing Julie Payette’s successor, says Prof. Donald Savoie.

Sloan’s ouster should have come earlier, say Conservative observers

News|By Palak Mangat
'Since his election, Mr. Sloan has conducted a master class of bigotry and bullying,' says Conservative strategist Geoff Norquay, who served as a top aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper.

House agrees to extend hybrid sittings, takes step closer to adopting remote voting app

News|By Beatrice Paez
It's up to each leader of the four recognized parties to inform the House Speaker they're 'satisfied' that all issues have been addressed and to give the green light for adopting the app.

Beyak retires from Senate, ‘stands by’ defence of residential schools

News|By Palak Mangat
Her decision to retire takes place just ahead of the Senate’s return on Feb. 2 and on the first day of the House of Commons’ return from its holiday recess. 

Employment numbers ‘devastating,’ indicate ‘very profound’ economic crisis brewing, says NDP MP Julian

News|By Mike Lapointe
Employment numbers in Canada have dropped for the first time since April 2020, when record government spending began propping up the job market. Observers say they're not surprised by the decrease.

Finance, trade, and climate bills should top Liberal priorities as House returns: MPs, stakeholders

The Liberals can start with low-hanging fruit in bills C-14 and C-18.

Carr’s cabinet post praised by Prairie stakeholders, but experts and MP wary of road ahead

Jim Carr is one of four Liberal MPs elected in the three Prairie provinces, and is now representing the region at the cabinet table.
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