In the weeks ahead, the prime minister faces the challenge of filling a cabinet representative of the country after his party failed to pick up seats in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The new cabinet will be sworn in Nov. 20.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the National Press Theatre on Oct. 23 for his first presser since his re-election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians expect their next Parliament to develop strong climate measures and to address pervasive concerns about the cost of living.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.