COVID-19 is the defining challenge of our generation, and we’re only beginning to feel the effects. Here's my question: if it’s the right thing to do now, why not continue the collaboration after we get through this crisis?
Imagine a health system in which a national pharmacy program was built because the federal, provincial and territorial governments continued their collaboration and skills to work well together. Imagine a new Indigenous health system built across jurisdictions, even blatantly ignored jurisdictions because this is what is needed to address the health needs for the population, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Anybody else waking up each morning, and dreading picking up your phone? What else has changed while we tried to sleep?
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'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.