Turning Canadian democracy over to the PMO may make it simpler to govern. Watching the Trudeau PMO at work shows it does not improve a government's ability to perform the duties it promised.
For a candid perspective on Parliament Hill there is no one better to speak with than Green Party leader Elizabeth May. We talk climate change, electoral, political, and monetary reform and much more.
Testimony and emails tabled in court on Wednesday show why Stephen Harper thought it was perfectly OK to name non-residents to the Senate. They show much about the workings of Harper's PMO.
On the first day of the trial of Senator Mike Duffy the prosecution said Duffy probably did not qualify to sit in the Senate, while the defence said the PMO orchestrated everything Duffy did and said.
Senator Mike Duffy's trial starts today, April 7, and will have its full share of drama and revelation. Even at this early stage, however, there are lessons we can glean from the whole affair.
By attempting to discredit the first woman named Chief Justice (initially appointed a judge by the Conservatives) Harper has gone too far. A Canadian Prime Minister is not a Roman Emperor.
Faced with an unprecedented attack by the Prime Minister through his office, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court sets the record straight in a press release.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims delivered a Notice of Libel to the PMO for defamatory remarks equating the NCCM to a terrorist organization.
By releasing Liberal Senators to vote as they please, Trudeau spotlights Stephen Harper's tight control over his MPs and Senators.
The single-minded PMO lacks ability to see around corners and anticipate the consequences of partisan appointments. Diminishing the importance of the Charter is important to the Harper government.