The city of Calgary's mayor Naheed Nenshi has been a comforting presence with flood victims and volunteers helping in the cleanup.
Photo Credit: John Rieti/CBC

Politics Today – June 30, 2013


On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focused on Canada’s upper chamber, the Senate, and how and why it decided to stop the immediate passage of a union financial disclosure bill.

He also talked about the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and its decisions on tax evasion and tax havens, as well as Canada’s minor change to requirements for Canadians with property or income outside of Canada.

He also updated the situation with the strike by Canadian diplomats, and the outpouring of support in the city of Calgary for Mayor Naheed Nenshi.


More information:
RCI – Beleaguered Senate blocks immediate passage of union disclosure bill – here
RCI – G8 decisions, new Canadian rules, enough to deal with issue of tax havens? (audio) – here
RCI – Strike by Canadian diplomats spreads worldwide – here
RCI – Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi – reassuring presence during city’s flooding (audio) – here

Other links:
RCI – Appeal court sides with Ottawa on long-gun registry, against province – here
RCI – Bell’s takeover of Astral furthers concentration of media in Canada, says OpenMedia (audio) – here
RCI – Retail, health and social assistance, top two sectors in Canadian labour force – here
RCI – ‘Farmers Feed Cities’ – a campaign to support Ontario farmers (audio) – here
RCI – Montreal has another new interim mayor: Laurent Blanchard – here
RCI – ‘Fear of a Black Nation’, new book on Black activism and 1960s Montreal (audio) – here

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