While the finance minister and the prime minister have apologized for their mistakes, those acts of contrition do not seem enough for the circumstances.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is wise enough to know how his actions look to the real world, not the partisan flock. But even a blind man can see the glaring resignation-worthy mistakes that were made, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Why don’t ministers resign anymore when they clearly have erred in judgement and broken their own rules?
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'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.