The influence of the first female U.S. vice-president remains to be seen. What will be telling if she plays a significant role in setting up the cabinet and in deciding on other key appointments, says Zain Velji.
'What we’re dealing with in Hong Kong is something which I don't think any single Western democracy can take on and deal with on its own and be successful,' says Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute.
Plus, a former staffer to late Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty is hoping to represent the party in the Simcoe North riding, whenever voters next hit the polls.
After an hour of procedural wrangling, MPs ultimately agreed to reschedule the meeting for next week. But it's up to the minister to block off two hours on her schedule.
'You need this slow-moving government, because Americans don't necessarily have the trust in a government that moves too quickly,' says Sarah Goldfeder, a former U.S. diplomat.
CBC will be reporting the projected winner in states and across the country once a majority of the five major U.S. networks—CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS—make a call, according to the broadcaster's resident pollster.
'There’s a lot at stake for the polling business. Last time, it was at least as much a shock of who won, [as well as] a shock over the polling being wrong,' says former-pollster-turned Senator Donna Dasko.
Plus, MPs in the House pay tribute to former Alberta MP Don Mazankowski, who served in then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's cabinet and was fondly referred to as his 'minister of everything.'