A normally must-attend event, Politics and the Pen has for years brought together 'a strange combination of folks,' including cabinet ministers, party leaders, staffers, authors, reporters, and lobbyists.
•In June, most polls indicated the Liberals on track to repeat their 2015 majority win under Justin Trudeau’s leadership. Now they're behind the Conservatives. With such a tight margin, either party could form a minority government.
•The pandemic has laid bare 'fault lines' in which increasingly polarized views have emerged on issues, such as 'heightened attention to inequality at the very top; greater interest in climate change; a better balance between society and the economy; and social justice issues like systemic racism and Indigenous reconciliation.'
The most revolutionary thing to come out of the pandemic has been the unprecedented use of technology to develop vaccines in record time, but Canada is going to need a transformative change to deal with future pandemics.
'This is in no way a fight between Elizabeth and Annamie, but a fight to save the Green Party. There may be some surrogates of Elizabeth who are trying to make comparisons between 13 years of Elizabeth as leader and Annamie, who’s only been in the job for eight months,' says former interim Green leader Jo-Ann Roberts.
After delivering the admonishment, House Speaker Anthony Rota said he would consider MPs’ comments on the failure to release confidential documents, again, as he deliberates on on the ‘unprecedented situation.’
It's go time. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have to get cracking and start showing achievements this fall on the Cannabis Act, NAFTA renegotiations, the Phoenix pay system, Canada's Environmental Protection Act, fighter jets, naval ships, Indigenous reconciliation issues, pre-budget consultations, tax reforms, and much more.
Life at Rideau Hall will be anything but normal, where Julie Payette’s life will be more under a public microscope than it ever has been before—as she already knows. But her former astronaut colleagues say she's more than ready for the country’s top job.
From the cost of each Peace Tower flag ($150) to the current wait time to receive one from Public Services (69 years), we uncover some of the rituals, people, and symbolic meanings attached to the red and white Maple Leaf ensign.
Liberal MP Scott Simms, Conservative MP Michael Chong, and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart want to fix Question Period, empower backbench MPs, reform House committees, and overhaul their own political parties, once and for all. So they wrote a book about it.
Just two years ago, Evan Solomon's future in the reporting industry was seen as uncertain when he lost his job. Today, he's straddling the worlds of TV, radio, and print journalism, without breaking a sweat. He's back.