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Politics, Society

Explosive event in Canadian politics

The political scandal rocking the ruling Liberal party and occupying news for some 54 days resulted in another shock wave last night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled two prominent women from the caucus to prevent what he called “civil war”» 

Politics

Former attorney general recorded conversation as she faced pressure over SNC-Lavalin file

Former attorney general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recorded at least one of the contentious conversations at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin scandal that has bedevilled the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CBC News reported Friday. Wilson-Raybould resigned» 

Politics

MPs end marathon vote but questions remain about SNC-Lavalin affair

After nearly 30 hours of voting, Canadian parliamentarians concluded a record-setting marathon session in the House of Commons in the wee hours of Friday, but a cloud still hangs over the Liberal government after an explosive interview by a former» 

Politics

New chapter in Canada’s political scandal: disruption to Parliament promised

The ethics scandal that’s been dogging the governing Liberal party had a new twist today, one that has the opposition fuming. An all-party Justice Committee has been hearing testimony into allegations of undue political interference in a legal case of» 

International, Politics, Society

SNC Lavalin scandal: Another faux-pas for the Liberal government?

The scandal that is rocking the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has grown yet again. The government also seems to be continuing on a rocky path and strategy. An emergency meeting of the Justice Committee investigating the situation was shut» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

Politics

Political scandal Canada: dual office of Justice Minister and Attorney-General, a concern?

Alleged interference in a criminal case by the highest level of the Liberal government has been Canada. The scandal centres on Jody Wilson-Raybould who holds the partisan position of Justice Minister in the Liberal cabinet, and the non-partisan position of» 

Politics

Canada’s Senate: reputation, expense claims, oversight

A huge scandal over alleged expense claim abuse by certain Senators began in late 2012 and only ended in 2016 after years of bitter allegations and counter claims, lawsuits, and the police eventually dropping the charges. Nonetheless it brought the» 

Politics, Society

 Canadian politician involved in sex scandal

A long-time well-known federal politician has admitted involvement in a sex scandal. Conservative Member of Parliament Tony Clement has served in senior cabinet positions and until this week held the important position of justice critic in the opposition shadow cabinet.» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada’s ‘failure to prosecute Volkswagen’ denounced

It has been three years since the discovery that Volkswagen rigged its vehicles’ emissions controls and Canada has laid no charges, notes the advocacy group Environmental Defence. By contrast, the U.S. has fined the car company $12 billion and arrested»