Trudeau struggling to find replacements for independent federal watchdogs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to reporters questions at a news conference at the Manoir Richelieu, in La Malbaie, Que., onThursday, June 8, 2017. (Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press, June 9, 2017 

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is extending the terms of the federal ethics and lobbying watchdogs by another six months and relaunching the application process to find their replacements, The Canadian Press has learned.

It’s the third time the prime minister has given six-month extensions to ethics commissioner Mary Dawson and lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd, both of whom were scheduled to leave their posts within the next few weeks.

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