The horror is the Liberals' decision to refuse to change their ways and the Conservatives stating they would do the same. The fact is that a request for a procedural delay until after the election was the obvious choice. An ethical choice.
Protesters, pictured on Jan. 8, 2018, took to the streets in Ottawa in solidarity with Indigenous peoples who had earlier been arrested at Wet’suwet’en camp in British Columbia. Instead of the urgent conversations needed to address the future of health and social services including for Indigenous peoples, this priority for many Canadians and Indigenous health-care leaders, we received the odd recycled, table-drop announcement. Indigenous health and well-being were politicized for partisan gain, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—I never thought a 40-day campaign period could be so long. So many words and so little principle.
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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.