Plus, the firm of high-powered lawyer Marie Henein, who was once retained by the now-disgraced CBC Radio personality, Jian Ghomeshi, is now reportedly representing Assunta di Lorenzo, the governor general's chief aide.
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his itinerary today. The call comes on the heels of the election of Armin Laschet, as the new leader of Ms. Merkel's party.
For the Liberals, triggering their own defeat by putting a 'poison pill' in the upcoming budget, isn’t a surefire strategy for recouping their majority, as it could mean 'killing your chances with some NDP voters.'
Plus, former cabinet minister Ralph Goodale, now special adviser to the government on the downing of Flight 752 by Iran, says Canada can't accept Tehran's offer to compensate victims with a payment of $150,000.
Some experts say it’s an open question whether having political leaders or other high-profile figures get their shots first will actually be effective at shoring up confidence in the safety of the vaccine.
Plus, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says he won't be seeking re-election when his three-year term expires next summer. News of his impending departure comes just ahead of the national organization's annual meeting.
The broader public might not recall every detail shared, but offering granular, tangible details about the logistics can still be reassuring, says Dr. Alan Bernstein, who sits on the feds' COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
The withholding of specifics in the economic statement is part of a longer-term fiscal and electoral strategy to assure different groups the government has their back, says McGill University professor Daniel Béland.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the legislation it introduced in January, which died on the Order Paper in the summer, came with a budgetary increase that would help the civilian body hold the RCMP to account.