On Nov. 20, all cabinet staffers, including those in the PMO, received termination letters dated to Dec. 20, giving them 30 days to be rehired or hired in new offices.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Nov. 20, 2019, speaking to reporters after unveiling his new 36-member cabinet at Rideau Hall. The Hill is currently in the midst of a post-election transition. Hundreds of ministerial staffers now find themselves in an uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing post-shuffle holding pattern. Pre-election, there were an estimated 500 ministerial staff working in offices across cabinet, and another 98 staff working in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Change is in the air on the Hill—as is plenty of post-election anxiety—with a new minority Parliament and a new, larger cabinet sworn-in last week.
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Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.
The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.
'What Blanchet has said again and again is, ‘We’ll take a position in accordance with what’s in the best interest of Quebec,’ allowing him not to have to take a left or right stance more generally': Sébastien Dallaire.
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.