The government’s procurement process is too prescriptive, says ITAC’s Andre Leduc, making tech equipment out of date by the time it arrives.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett were there, among hundreds of others.
'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.
There's been a lot of political rhetoric, but not a lot of policy analysis on the agreement, said Ms. Curran. Canada signed the UN Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in December, a move opposed by Conservat
Plus, Libby Davies has penned a political memoir, former Mulroney PMO staffer Bill Fox is recovering from a health scare, and Globe and Mail assistant editor Chris Hannay is taking on a new assignment.
MPs and pollsters say the issue could contribute to greater voter cynicism, which could lead to lower turnout at the polls in October.
Current PCO clerk Michael Wernick, who has been wrapped up in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, announced March 18 he would be retiring from the public service ahead of the 2019 election.
Meanwhile, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers filed for binding arbitration March 11 in hopes of striking its own pre-election deal.