Current Scandals

Wilson-Raybould to provide copies of texts, emails to justice committee

Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould will offer the House justice committee copies of text messages and emails that she referenced in her testimony on the SNC-Lavalin controversy last month. In a letter to committee chair Anthony Housefather released Friday, she said she would accept a requ ...

Will United Conservative scandals keep traction once parties start rolling out their policies?

David J. Climenhaga Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's NDP clearly hopes to make Opposition Leader Jason Kenney's character the ballot box issue for voters in the April 16 provincial election, but will the United Conservative Party's scandals have as much traction now that the election writ has been ...

Morneau chief of staff says he did ‘nothing wrong’ in SNC-Lavalin affair

TORONTO—One of the senior federal officials that Jody Wilson-Raybould accused of interfering in the SNC-Lavalin criminal case is insisting that he did “nothing wrong.” In a very brief exchange Wednesday morning in Toronto, Ben Chin, chief of staff to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, told iPolit ...

Challenging media to do better covering climate breakdown

Environment Media Matters The Extinction Rebellion chapter in Ottawa, inspired by the example of Extinction Rebellion in the U.K., recently called on the CBC to do better in its reporting of the existential issue of our time: climate breakdown. That's because mainstream media plays a significan ...

Liberal gun review to include type of semi-auto rifles NZ shooter used: Blair

Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says his review of possible gun bans in Canada will include semi-automatic rifles like the kind a gunman used to murder 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last week. “There is no option that we will not consider, ...

Student organizers report back on March 15 climate strike

Maya Bhullar Many of us supported and were heartened by students coming out on March 15 to demand that local and federal government take real steps to combat climate change. There were many great interviews and news stories which talked to kids out on the street. The Activist Toolkit, however, d ...

Alberta election shaping up to be a battle royale - Loonie Politics

  This time it’s personal. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley called the provincial election on Tuesday, and signalled she will go toe to toe with her foe Jason Kenney on who is fit to be premier. With Kenney’s UCP mired in scandal, Notley used words including ‘cheat’ and ‘lie’ in her in ...

Liberals opt for ‘do no harm’ pre-election budget

Do no harm. That must have been Bill Morneau’s marching orders when he was discussing planning of this year’s budget with Justin Trudeau. With the SNC-Lavalin scandal still smouldering, the decision must have been made to make nice with first-time homebuyers, vulnerable seniors, cash-strapped m ...

Liberals shut down SNC-Lavalin investigation at committee

The Liberal-controlled justice committee pulled the plug on its study of the SNC-Lavalin scandal on Tuesday, sparking outrage from the opposition and accusations of “obstruction” and a “cover up.” Last month the committee started hearing from witnesses caught up in allegations that senior s ...

How the violence of white supremacy becomes white noise

Azeezah Kanji In the Christchurch mosque massacre and its aftermath, two forms of racism have been put on display: a far-right Islamophobia that kills Muslims and a mainstream Islamophobia that normalizes the deaths. Initially, the mass killings barely made the front page of The Globe and Mail: ...