Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
No seats flipped in the three other races held on the night, with Jean Yip keeping Scarborough-Agincourt in the Liberal fold, Conservative Rosemarie Falk winning in Tory fortress Battlefords–Lloydminster, and Liberal Churence Rogers coasting to victory in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity.
Surely by now we have advanced to the point where our default position is to avoid war, not wage it.
Allowing the Parliamentary Budget Office to provide an independent estimate of the tax gap is long overdue, and if the Canada Revenue Agency will not provide the necessary data, it must be compelled to do so.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau possesses a genial, affable, charming personality—he’s nice. That’s why voters like him. And once voters make the emotional investment of liking a politician, it’s exceedingly difficult to get them to change their minds.
Conflict of Interest Act and Conflict of Interest Code for MPs are ‘silent on the approach for continuing an investigation under a new Commissioner,’ says a spokeswoman for Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson.
‘All I want for Christmas is a new collective agreement,’ read pamphlets handed out on the Hill last week by House of Commons officers and detection specialists.
Despite this unfinished business, the signals Trudeau keeps sending on equality, generally, are consistent, strong, and immensely popular outside the indifferent bubble of Ottawa. Many Canadians want to show a socially progressive face to the world.
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