JUSTICE COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND PROVINCIAL ISSUES, Feb. 25, 2019
Feb 26, 2019
By Valerie Massie
It looks to be an active week in political affairs at the Federal and Provincial levels with a number of stories that just won’t go away.
On the federal front, the S-N-C-Lavalin affair is likely to stay in the headlines this week, with the opposition parties promising to keep the pressure on the Prime MInister to appear before the Commons justice committee probing the controversy. The Conservatives plan to introduce a motion today calling on Justin Trudeau to take questions from the committee for two hours — under oath — and no later than March 15th. Ex-attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould is expected to appear before the panel as early as Tuesday. Add to this the ongoing prosecution of Vice Admiral Mark Norman on the east coast and three federal by-elections, and there is a lot to discuss.
In provincial politics, questions about funding for autism treatment and the Progressive Conservative Party’s fundraising strategies remain.
Libby speaks with political strategists Kim Wright and Jason Lietaer about the week to come in politics.