With the worst of the epidemic and the potential economic disaster of Brexit ahead, Britons can only hope that PM Johnson can trade his populist mentality for something approaching constructive statesmanship.
In an Easter Sunday video, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked his country’s health service for steering him through his own bout with COVID-19. Screenshot courtesy of Boris Johnson’s Facebook
OTTAWA—Well, at least he didn’t die.
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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.