Failures of federalism abound
We need a strong federal government with provincial co-operation to protect Canadians and to build community resilience. Pierre Trudeau lamented that the feds must not be the headwaiter to the provinces. Ottawa has since taken on concierge and shoe-shine services as well, writes Elizabeth May.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Jan. 31, 2023, talking to reporters after a cabinet meeting in the West Block on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade