How many overseas trips did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take in 2016 (leaving aside his five intracontinental jaunts to the United States)? How many MPs sat on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, whose work was slammed, in no uncertain terms, by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef (though she later apologized, saying she hadn’t really meant it)?
The answer, in each instance, is 12. Trudeau’s travels took him everywhere from Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, to Madagascar, for the Francophonie summit. The House electoral reform committee featured an unconventional mix of seven opposition MPs and just five from the government …read more