In what was supposed to be a period in which backbenchers and the opposition could wield more influence over the political debate, power and influence is arguably even more concentrated among a narrow cast of mostly familiar figures.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured arriving on Aug. 18, 2020, the day he prorogued Parliament and officially announced his new finance minister, Chrystia Freeland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the political landscape.
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What is and isn’t considered a subsidy is politically charged. The government and industry are both likely to dispute or take issue with the inclusion of some, or many, of the programs to the group's tally.
New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.