Maclean’s on the Hill: Anti-terror, sex ed and global health

Also: Justin Trudeau, suddenly an underdog



Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. This week, Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes speaks with Bill Gates about global child and maternal health. We hear from Tory MP Roxanne James, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of public safety, on Bill C-51. Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals talks about her government’s new sex ed curriculum. And our politics panel talks about some of that, as well as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s surprising underdog status in the polls.

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Maclean’s on the Hill: Anti-terror, sex ed and global health

  1. The reason Trudeau voted in favor on this bill c-51, as well as liking some of it’s content, he(JT) new that if the Harper government were to loose to a minority government after the next election, Trudeau, if in the situation knew, that he may have to form a government with the NDP, and knowing he(JT) liked a few provisions in the bill, and also knowing the Dippers want the whole bill just completely scraped, he would not have stood a chance of reintroducing this bill, even with the nuance of over site in it he was talking about including. The dippers still would not have voted in favor of it. So it was better for Trudeau to vote this bill through and make changes if they face a minority government. Trudeau new this bill would be a tough sell even with nuance if he was to have to face governing a minority government with the dippers support, the dippers don’t agree with anything in this bill, period. With this bill in place and if the grits get to govern in minority, that’s all they need to do is, make the necessary changes.

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