Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Sept. 23, 2020, outside of the Senate of Canada Building before the Throne Speech. Mr. Trudeau's government has promised to deliver on a wide range of reforms, while the COVID-19 pandemic has surged again in parts of the country. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s prorogation of Parliament gave his government a fresh start. Voters will expect them to make the most of it.
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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.'