Brian Clow, executive director of issues management, parliamentary affairs and Canada-U.S. relations remains at the helm, and works closely with Elise Wagner, adviser for issues and Canada-U.S. relations within the PMO.
The new president of PHAC should focus on getting rapid testing, contact tracing, clear messaging, and coordination for the flu vaccine, which is a precursor for the COVID vaccination, say top doctors and experts.
'The last thing you want is for people to feel pressured to come to work when they’re potentially sick, or that they’re going to be putting themselves or others at risk in doing so,' says PIPSC president Debi Daviau.
'Time is of the essence', according to Kim Hiscott, executive director of Andrew Fleck Children’s Services. 'It would be really unfortunate to have to start at the beginning with recruiting educators.'
Heritage was selected as the department for this project because it includes a good representation of the kinds of complexities that an HR and pay system is going to have to grapple with, according to Minister Murray.
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.'
Pollster Nik Nanos says 'it's more about leadership than partisanship,' and that for provincial premiers going to the polls, 'they're not only banking on their pandemic response,' but on how they've worked with others.
'Government can either kickstart the old economy or it can kickstart the new economy, and that’s where the focus on low-carbon will be really important,' says Smart Prosperity Institute executive director Stewart Elgie.
A former national security adviser to the prime minister says 'if this country wants the national security agencies to worry about a pandemic, then they need to raise it on the list of priorities set by cabinet.'
Patterns of interference, intimidation, and harassment of individual Canadians by the Chinese Communist Party ‘demand a response’ from Canadian government, says veteran journalist Jonathan Manthorpe in his 2019 book.
'In the pandemic, during the lockdowns, people are using alone a lot more, which is partly why we’ve seen a big spike in overdose deaths,' says Green Party MP Paul Manly, who also pointed to increases in tainted drugs.
'Canadian voters will need some time to get to know him and feel comfortable with him, not only as the leader of the opposition, but as the leader of an alternative government,' says strategist Geoff Norquay.
The Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Communications Security Establishment, and the Department of National Defence have conducted campaigns to 'demystify the self-identificat
The historic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel, located above the Rideau Canal locks and just south of the Ottawa River, closed its doors temporarily for the first time in its history since 1912 at noon on March 21.
'Building diverse and inclusive workforces is essential to the effectiveness of the security and intelligence community,' according to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians' annual report.
Former Nova Scotia Senator Donald Oliver says the government should revisit the Employment Equity Act and take people of African descent, or Black people, out of the category called ‘visible minority.'
Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
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