As Canada’s first ministers gathered here for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, they made it clear they wanted some long overdue credit for their down-in-the-weeds environmental labour while a federal government was amassing a collection of fossil awards for its mantle and a truck full of negative international media reports for its scrapbook. […]
The triumphant walk to Rideau Hall, the showmanship, the welcome move toward more transparency, the big shift in “tone” – it all now seems so easy. And distant. Was that really barely 10 days ago?
Now Justin Trudeau will have to show something much more important: resolve. […]
The cabinet Justin Trudeau unveils on Nov. 4 will have to hit the ground running.
From recasting Canada in the anti-Islamic State international coalition, to deciding the fate of the just-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership, beating a ticking Supreme Court clock on medically assisted suicide, rewriting the Conservative anti-terrorism legislation and setting up an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, many of the items on the incoming government’s to-do list are time sensitive. […]