In the waning months of the minority Parliament, the Liberals pushed to get bills passed, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland finally offered her first budget in two years, the Liberals and NDP held virtual policy conventions, and a still-bearded prime minister spoke from the podium about economic recovery from the pandemic and—as the House wrapped up with an election on the horizon—in increasingly partisan terms about a difficult Parliament making his governing difficult.
This period will also be remembered for the grim discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children found at former residential school sites in Kamloops , B.C., Cranbrook, B.C., and Marieval, Sask., forcing a national reckoning.
Here are a collection of photos that defined the second quarter of 2021.
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If the Liberal leadership speculation does not stop, Liberals could end up in the same situation as Conservatives are now in, says Darrell Bricker. But Nik Nanos says Trudeau could theoretically win another government.
Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.