Topic: scott brison

Chamber of commerce uses premier's speech to tell him budget lacking

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce invited Iain Rankin to deliver his first state-of-the-province address Wednesday, and used the occasion tell the premier, to his face, how his first budget is failing businesses most hurt by the pandemic.

When Iain Rankin becomes N.S. premier on Tuesday, these people will be his key advisers

When Iain Rankin takes over from Stephen McNeil as premier on Tuesday, he'll rely on two key advisers to run his office. Both have federal connections which may come in handy in negotiations with Ottawa.

Community Services Minister Kelly Regan won't run for Liberal leadership

Kelly Regan, the MLA for Bedford and community services minister was widely expected to announce her candidacy this week for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. But in a video posted on her Facebook page Tuesday, Regan said the time isn't right.

Former MP resurrects 121-year-old 'family tree' felled by hurricane

Scott Brison, the former member of parliament for Kings-Hants, had the 120-year-old horse chestnut tree resurrected after it was uprooted during Hurricane Dorian last September.

Five years on, Trudeau's vow to build a diverse public service still unfulfilled

When they took power in 2015, the Trudeau Liberals promised to “build a government that looks like Canada.” But their government, now in its second mandate, still hasn't hired enough people of colour to the ranks of senior government staff to truly reflect the country’s diverse makeup.
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See the latest evidence from Gerald Butts on the SNC-Lavalin affair

Documents submitted by Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former principal secretary, to the parliamentary committee investigating the SNC-Lavalin affair have been released by the committee.
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Trudeau, JWR meeting | Power Panel

Yolande, J.P., Brad and Rachel discuss the prime minister's meeting with his former attorney general last week.
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At Issue: How will Butts's, Wernick's testimony change SNC-Lavalin affair?

Our At Issue panel tackles the question of how the SNC-Lavalin affair changed based on new testimony from Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick and top Trudeau adviser Gerald Butts.
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SNC-Lavalin affair: Butts details his view on key cabinet shuffle

Gerald Butts detailed his view on the cabinet shuffle that saw Jodi Wilson-Raybould moved to the Veterans Affairs file, a key moment in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Monsef, MacAulay, Bibeau take on new jobs in cabinet shuffle

Three federal ministers have new job titles Friday morning as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to shuffle his cabinet to fill the vacancy created by Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation over the SNC-Lavalin controversy.
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Impact of SNC-Lavalin scandal on 2019 federal election numbers | Sunday Scrum

In the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, the CBC News Poll Tracker has the Liberals down more than a point and a half and the Conservatives up by the same margin, putting the two parties in a virtual dead heat in terms of the popular vote.
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Jody Wilson-Raybould resignation rocks Ottawa | Sunday Scrum

Our political panel discusses the latest developments in the SNC-Lavalin controversy, including Jody Wilson Raybould's resignation as minister of Veterans Affairs.
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Justin Trudeau insists Jody Wilson-Raybould wasn't pressured to go easy on SNC-Lavalin

Justin Trudeau insists Jody Wilson-Raybould was not pressured to steer the corruption and fraud case against SNC-Lavalin away from a courtroom.
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Brison seeks standing in Mark Norman case | Power Panel

David, Tiffany, Stockwell and Marcella discuss the Mark Norman case.

Labrador Inuit optimistic with O'Regan at the helm of Indigenous Services

Seamus O’Regan, who became minister of Indigenous services on Monday, said Indigenous issues are a passion for him.
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Why the Liberals can't afford to ignore rural Canada

In Monday's cabinet shuffle, the Liberals moved to address their rural shortcomings ahead of October's federal election.

After being removed as justice minister, Wilson-Raybould defends her performance

Shortly after Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister and attorney general was moved into the less prestigious position of veterans affairs minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould took the unusual step issuing a public defence of her performance.
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Power Panel on cabinet shuffle

Marcella, Yolande, J.P. and Rachel dig into the strategy behind the cabinet moves.

Bernadette Jordan takes on new cabinet role overseeing rural development

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed the Nova Scotia MP minister of rural economic development, a new portfolio.

Jane Philpott tapped to fill Treasury Board cabinet vacancy

The current Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has been chosen to fill the cabinet vacancy as president of the Treasury Board, CBC News has learned.
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What the poll numbers say about Trudeau's choices as he shuffles his cabinet

If the prime minister wants to address some vulnerabilities ahead of October's election, here are the ministers whose poll numbers could be weighing him down.
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Unexpected cabinet shuffle and the upcoming byelections | At Issue

We're just 10 days into an election year, and already things are heating up in Ottawa. An unexpected cabinet shuffle following a high-profile resignation, and the prime minister calls byelections for three seats across the country. What does this all mean for the Liberal government? The At Issue panel tries to answer that and more.
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Liberal MP's resignation triggers a cabinet shuffle

After 22 years representing a Nova Scotia riding in the House of Commons, Liberal MP Scott Brison says he won't run for re-election this year. The move means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be forced to shuffle his cabinet at the beginning of an election year.

Cabinet shuffle coming Monday as Liberal MP Scott Brison steps down

Longtime Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison says he won't run for re-election this year and is stepping down from cabinet, triggering a shuffle early next week.

Valley residents express surprise, support for Scott Brison's decision not to reoffer

People in Scott Brison’s riding of Kings-Hants reacted with surprise to news the longtime politician won’t reoffer in the next federal election, but lauded what he’s done for the area since 1997.

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