Former senior advisor to Stephen Harper, Author
Bruce Carson has spent almost 40 years involved in Canadian politics and the federal level and at Queen's Park during Premier Eve's time as premier. Most recently he served as senior advisor to Stephen Harper from 2004 to 2009. He was also the Executive Director of the Canada School of Energy and Environment at the University of Calgary. He is the author of 14 Days: Making the Conservative Movement in Canada published by McGill-Queen's University Press. He publishes a daily political newsletter, The Morning Brief.
Trudeau, by only appointing independent and non-partisan Senators, has blurred the line between government and opposition. Even the Government Representative in the Senate does not identify with the governing party.
Yesterday, Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada will commit to a yet undefined peacekeeping mission, probably in central Africa, and in doing so Canada will be a "responsible partner in the world." It will probably not be until the end of the year that we know the details -- why, where, the mission's duration, what will they do, what victory looks like and the terms of engagement. What we know for sure from minister Sajjan's announcement and follow-up questions is that this matter will not be brought before Parliament for a vote before the commitment to the UN is finally agreed upon and put into operation.
09/09/2016 11:06 EDT
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