Canada. Getting fatter.
The NDP points out that the new Privacy Watchdog is supposed to be protecting Canadians from the very laws that he created...which might be a bit of a conflict.
Fuck these guys. "We have worker shortages because we don't pay very well and we treat people badly so we need to bring people in from outside of the country to flip burgers." And we need a special meeting with the PM to talk about it.
A report suggests the obvious - with terrible data on jobs and employment, the Government has no idea whether or not there are labour shortages and Temporary Foreign Workers are required. Also, bringing in people at minimum wage deflates wage growth. Coincidentally, this article tracks the decline of StatsCan.
I agree that political parties should not be sending partisan mailouts using government resources. But it seems like the Conservatives do this all the time. Maybe what the NDP did is worse, and that's why they have to pay this back (maybe)? But it seems like a bit of a double standard witch hunt.
Russia has a paid army of internet commenters, ensuring a pro-Putin comment isn't too far away in Western news articles about the Ukraine.
The US (finally) appears to be making some stabs at reducing this whole "Climate Change" thing we've been hearing about lately. Canada, of course, isn't impressed. And doesn't feel the need to do anything similar.
This seems too crazy to be true. Former Liberal MP Sheila Copps found a Nato briefing binder in an airport lounge that was left behind by a Conservative MP. And then she spilled all the gory details in her column for the Hill Times. Of course, the Conservatives don't respond to the allegations...they question the messenger.
This is kind of interesting...but knowing a bit about procurement, a company can't just enter midstream and say "We can do this way cheaper" and expect the government to respond to this. Did they put a bid in during the required time period? If not, they need to just go away.
A Canadian Muslim group is suing the PM for libel.
A Tyee article on the impact of the Russia/China Natural Gas deal on BC's plans. The short story: not good. I'm sure Christy will figure out a way to make us "get to Yes!" though. Notice how official pipeline dudes are saying the same phrase now?