The appeal means the STCA is in place indefinitely, say lawyers who predict that the question of whether the agreement infringes Charter rights, as recently ruled, will ultimately be put to the Supreme Court to hear.
Despite the government’s promise to reconvene the independent review panel, members say they won’t return unless the CSC turns over the data requested to track whether it is complying with the law.
‘We are Zoom diplomats now,’ says Pham Cao Phong, who, with the South Korean envoy, was the first ambassador in Canada to present their credentials to the Governor General virtually.
With 1,675 recorded communications, July bucked the typical summer trend of low lobbying, instead jumping more than 70 per cent compared to the same month over the last few years.
The Liberal government is acting ‘unilaterally’ and ‘playing a game of chicken,’ says NDP MP Peter Julian
‘Quality versus quantity makes the most sense’ in a constrained period with a lot of moving parts, including a new Conservative leader who should be part of an ‘everyone matters’ advocacy approach, says Jacquie LaRoque.
‘I became numb to it,’ says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu of the level of harassment and threats she faces as a woman politician.
Lillian Dyck, who became Canada's first First Nations woman named to the Senate in 2005, is retiring this month.