The party tried to offer a ‘variety’ of visuals throughout the convention, but with shifting public health guidelines, it appeared to opt for a visual presentation that seemed ‘stale,’ says one observer.
There’s ‘no appetite’ among most Canadian political elites to touch the constitutional amending formula needed to ditch the Crown, ‘because it’s seen as playing with fire and threatening national unity,’ says one expert.
Health officials warned last week against loosening public health measures as COVID-19 variants spread across Canada. Now, one official predicts herd immunity targets for vaccinations will also creep to higher levels.
Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard says she took Public Safety Minister Bill Blair ‘at his word’ when he told her he ‘takes his responsibilities for transparency seriously’ nearly three months ago.