Aside from the Lambert Commission in 1979, there has been no recent study on the public service. It is as if the cars, machines, or computers of today were the same models as six decades ago, with a few tweaks.
Mona Fortier, president of the Treasury Board, which serves as the employer of federal bureaucrats, is pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2021, with her director of labour relations Jade Mallette. A reworking of the public service is long overdue, as is a Royal Commission, but Andrew Caddell writes that he doesn’t hold out much hope the Trudeau PMO will undertake it. But perhaps they are close enough to the public service to shake things up. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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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.