What started out as a potential logistical glitch in the speedy rollout of government COVID-based aid is turning into a massive headache that could cause permanent damage to the government.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured in Ottawa on March 18, 2020. Mr. Morneau would do everyone a favour if he decided to take one for the team. It may not be fair, but in the world of politics, this growing problem will not go away until a senior member of the government pays a heavy price by resigning, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—By the time this column is published, Finance Minister Bill Morneau could well be toast.
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'We know this generation will be paying the debt that's incurred in the pandemic for a long time, so Canada needs to look at things we’ve been calling for for a long time now,' says Lisa Wolff of UNICEF.
The U.S. 'is not a safe country for refugees,’ says a woman who Canada turned away because she entered the U.S. first. Her case helped convince a Federal Court judge the SCTA should end, a ruling the feds are appealing.
Given 'all the different hints' of an early election call, Burlington Conservative riding association head Ross Noble says his team is looking to expand its fundraising efforts, with different formats and larger groups.