Lindsay Maskell is a strategist and consultant in the public affairs, government relations and advocacy field. She launched her consulting career in 2013 after more than a decade of senior political experience at Queen’s Park, where she held positions including Manager of Regional Desks in the Office of the Premier and as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Natural Resources.
After 83 days in power for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the House of Commons has resumed sitting. Ottawa will be back in full swing with hundreds of new staffers settling into their new roles. As ministers return to the question period briefed up, staffed up and, ideally, rested up from the holiday, we will see a more comfortable team working to deliver on the government priorities set out in their platform and Speech from the Throne: growing the economy for the middle class, providing Canadians with open and transparent government and fighting climate change.
There is a definite nostalgia for the way Canada used to be. Canadians accept Trudeau's desire to recast Canada as a global peacekeeper, and to live up to our reputation as a caring and compassionate society. Over the past decade under the Harper government, they felt that was slipping away.
10/29/2015 03:31 EDT
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