Politics briefing: O’Tall wants Telford to deal with allegations of sexual misconduct


Federal conservative leader Erin O’Toole says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should fire his chief of staff, as he failed to notify him of the charges against former chief of defense staff Jonathan Vance.

On Monday, Mr O’Toole said at a news conference that if Justin Trudeau did not shoot Katie Telford, it would be “admission” that he would lie about his knowledge of sexual misconduct allegations against General Vance Speaking, and he said that this cover up is entangled. “

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“if [the Prime Minister] Having been kept in the dark for three years, he should hold his chief of staff responsible for that, ”Mr. O’Toole said.

Christy Kirkup and Janice Dickson reported on the development here on Monday.

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U / A Work with China – The University of Alberta is collaborating extensively with China to share and transfer research in strategically important areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence. In some cases, professors and researchers at the university set up companies in joint ventures with Chinese companies and state institutions to commercialize Canadian-developed technology.

Commander at Laver – A Canadian Special Forces commander has been placed on leave to support a soldier convicted of sexual assault. Acting chief of defense staff Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre said in a statement that “it has become increasingly clear to me” that the action four years ago by the commander of the special forces, Major-General Peter Dawe, “caused division and anger.” Is being made. ” Within the CAF. “

According to legends SUSTING SUSPENDED – The Alberta government has banned the sitting of the legislature amid a growing case in the state. Meanwhile, the Alberta Health Authority says it is considering its legal options after a rodeo held over the weekend to protest against COVID-19 restrictions, as thousands of people simultaneously broke several daily records for new infections .

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Social Media Controversy – The controversy over the government’s plans to bring streaming services under the Broadcasting Act last week is linked to an amendment related to Canada’s social media posts, but the NDP and Bloc Quesbaysi lawmakers are sitting with the government over the change.

From CP – interpreters who have been the French or English voice of top doctors to politicians and the public during the COVID-19 epidemic, a federal department says if they fall ill, they are of no benefit.

From The Calgary Herald: Conservative leader Erin O’Toole spoke to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce last Friday, a promising said in a federal conservative government effort to revive the city’s struggling city core with the City of Calgary Will be a partner. Kelly Gladerman of The Globe and Mail writes about the revitalization plan here.

Prime Minister’s day

Private meetings. The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Crisilia Freeland take part in a virtual discussion with the seniors of the Residence Memphremagogue in Magog, Que., As well as NB Prime Minister, a resident of Schenex’s Losier Hall in Miramichi, who presides over the cabinet meeting.

The leaders

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Conservative leader Erin O’Toole held a news conference in Ottawa and also Leave a comment at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce event.

Green Party leader Enamei Paul held a virtual meeting with members of the Quebec organization to discuss Laurentia Deep-Water, the wharf project Pour Littoral Citoyen.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh holds a news conference and participates in the Question Hour.


Angus Reid Institute on New Conservative Party Carbon-Pricing Plan: When a summary of each carbon pricing plan is presented, 45 percent of Canadians say they support the CPC carbon pricing plan, while 56 percent say That they support the Liberal current plan. . Poll details here.


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The Globe and Mail Editorial Board In the month of May, when Canada “breaks the back of the epidemic” : “April was a brutal month in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada. Not even the Atlantic Provinces, which by then had covered the spread of the disease to a remarkable degree, survived unsaturated. In Nova Scotia, for example, a late surge in cases in late April led to restrictions on travel and indoor dining in restaurants, and the closing of schools and non-essential businesses. But with that setback, and an increase in cases in the rest of the country that has pushed some provincial health care systems to the brink, there was also an outbreak of positive news in the last days of an unfamiliar month. The biggest news was about vaccines: they are here, and they work. “

Rob Carrick (The Globe and Mail) On the housing boom that breaks the financial fabric of Canadian life: “By handing these lottery-like benefits to the lottery to the owners, the housing market has validated the almost religious belief of Canadians that owning a house is the foundation of financial success. But housing is also replacing the financial fabric of life in a different way, from which people are just starting to talk. “

Campbell Clarke (The Globe and Mail) To bring provinces to child care plan on Ottawa’s “squeeze game”: How can you play with the Ottawa provinces? Mr. Hussain would not say. But the Fed has one strategy: a squeeze game. This means that some provinces are quickly making a promise that their constituents will see deep cuts in childcare charges starting next year. Premiors who do not sign up will have components to surprise when they are missed out.

Brad Lavigne (The Globe and Mail) Why the NDP should retake Jack Layton’s project: For Jack, the goal was to win. Some bluffed him at the time, but he never panicked. And they mobilized the party and its resources around that unique objective. In the 2011 election, campaign staff consistently asked themselves an important question: “Are you contributing directly to the winning seats?” If it does not, you are advised to stop doing it. Employees understood that every minute in which they were not working on winning votes, they were losing. It is time to rally around the same philosophy. The NDP needs to see itself as a contender, not just a sensible one – and to declare itself as such. “

Don Brad (The Calgary Herald) On the close of the Alberta legislature: There are many things in whose hands a government of severe crisis probably should not do so. Leaving the city is one of them. “

Paul Mayer (Policy Option) On Ottawa’s refusal to support the United Nations Nuclear Sanctions Ban Treaty: “While most Canadians are aware of the enormous destructive power of nuclear weapons, they are rarely asked about them. Earlier this month, a Nano referendum asked for a set of nine questions on the topic of nuclear disarmament. 1,000 The responses of Canadians provided. The clear priority of 80 percent of those polled was that the world should work to eliminate nuclear weapons. “

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