'If you want to advance a file, it’s no longer enough for the governing party to be onside,' says Yaroslav Baran of Earnscliffe Strategy Group.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Oct. 23, after his first press conference since winning re-election. Mr. Trudeau ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition, but will still need 13 outside votes to shepherd legislation through. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Hill lobbyists are bracing for a cultural shift in the new minority Parliament, anticipating a in period in which committees and opposition critics will take on a more influential role.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'