Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
Canada resettled 28,100 refugees in 2018. But a public policy expert cautions that increased irregular border crossings threaten both popular support for migration, as well as the international refugee protection system.
Former top bureaucrat says the ‘true test’ of an economist in the role is how he will deal with fiscal issues. 'He may be a bit of a constraint on an otherwise unlimited series of spending initiatives,' says Mel Cappe.
The government is ‘disappointed’ PSAC rejected an offer in line with recent agreements signed by 34 other bargaining units, according to a Treasury Board spokesperson.
Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.
Former Treasury Board President Joyce Murray was appointed minister of digital government in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet, with Jean-Yves Duclos tapped to replace her.
'It feels like the right time to really strengthen our Ottawa presence,' says Luiza Ch. Savage, executive director of cross-platform content for Politico.