Wernick’s testimony ugly, resigns in disgrace: Conservative MPs
“When you see the top civil servant in Canada resigning after his ugly testimony, to say the least, it’s just another indication that the government has lost control,” said Conservative MP Gérard Deltell.
Justice committee Liberal MPs sign letter asking chair to shut down SNC-Lavalin investigation
The Liberal committee members wrote to Housefather saying that Canadians now have enough information to “judge for themselves.”
Trudeau-appointed senator calls for hurried handgun ban in Bill C-71 citing “limited time” before election
During a review of Bill C-71, Sen. Marilou McPhedran suggested a handgun prohibition be added to the new legislation just in time before the 2019 election.
Liberals investigating liberals: Trudeau hires top insider as “advisor” to study AG office reform
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Question Period today that he has appointed former Liberal cabinet minister and deputy prime minister, Anne McLellan, to investigate the roles of attorney general and minister of justice to see if they should be separated.
Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick resigns, to be replaced by elections panel colleague
His replacement, who was already on the panel alongside the deputies of Ministers Lametti and Goodale, is likely to become the new head of the election monitoring panel. Minister Freeland’s new deputy will likely become the newest member of the panel.
Doug Ford calls on Ottawa condominium board to allow veteran to fly a Canadian flag
In a recent tweet from the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford has called on an Ottawa condominium board to reconsider the decision to ask
Maj. Michael Mitchell to remove the Canada flag from the front of his house.
Turkish man kills 3 in Holland after PM Erdogan uses NZ massacre video during rally
According to the New York Times, Erdogan used an edited version of the video at least three times to “galvanize support among his Islamist followers ahead of local elections at the end of the month and criticized the Turkish opposition as weak.”
After Christchurch, we must all do better to depoliticize tragedies
Measures to contain far-right terrorism and the spread of rogue ideologies need to be debated intelligently, as do those concerning Islamism.
Catherine McKenna says “Do right by the planet” and get the carbon tax rebate before a heat-wave kills you
Environment minister Catherine McKenna conflated energy with pollution and announced she’s giving away our money under the banner of “climate action”, so we should come and get some.
Anti-pipeline MP Joyce Murray named new head of Treasury Board in cabinet shuffle
Murray is known as a strong anti-pipeline voice, since serving as a Vancouver MP for over 10 years.