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Libs want public 'distracted'

Libs want public 'distracted'

Feb 11, 2021 / 6:00 am

One interesting aspect about a minority government is the ability for the opposition parties to out vote the government in parliamentary committees. In Ottawa,...

Lack of supply, again

Lack of supply, again

Feb 4, 2021 / 11:00 am

We have witnessed firsthand the challenges of COVID vaccine administration due to lack of procurement supply from the Trudeau Liberal government. To put this in...

PM hid unpalatable truth

PM hid unpalatable truth

Jan 28, 2021 / 11:00 am

Documents tabled in the House of Commons from Global Affairs Canada Jan. 25 revealed some troubling information. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at a...

PM's failure of leadership

PM's failure of leadership

Jan 21, 2021 / 6:00 am

By the time you read this, newly sworn in U.S. President Joe Biden, may well have signed an executive order rescinding the construction permit for the Keystone...

Vaccine: Difficult choices

Vaccine: Difficult choices

Jan 14, 2021 / 11:00 am

Canada got some good news this week — the country is getting an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, this...

Waiting for the vaccine

Waiting for the vaccine

Jan 7, 2021 / 1:00 pm

By now, you have heard that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed worldwide, including in Canada. Two vaccines have been approved for use by Health Canada...

A COVID Christmas

A COVID Christmas

Dec 24, 2020 / 11:00 am

As Canadians prepare for a 2020 holiday season unlike any other, we are all feeling the collective impacts of travel restrictions. For some, this may be the...

What is EI balance?

What is EI balance?

Dec 17, 2020 / 11:00 am

June 3, I asked the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion a very simple question: “Mr. Chair, can the minister please...

Where'd the money go?

Where'd the money go?

Dec 10, 2020 / 11:00 am

One role of the official Opposition is holding the government accountable for how it spends your tax dollars. Historically, journalists have also been part of...

PM breaks another promise

PM breaks another promise

Dec 3, 2020 / 11:50 am

It may seem difficult to believe today, but there was once a time when Parliament was a highly secretive place where citizens had no access to what occurred...

More hot air from PM?

More hot air from PM?

Nov 26, 2020 / 11:00 am

The House of Commons is sitting in Ottawa in a hybrid format, this week. One of the Liberal governments signature bills — Bill C-12 — has come...

We should ban Huawei

We should ban Huawei

Nov 19, 2020 / 1:13 pm

I last referred to the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei in January 2019. In that weekly report, I mentioned that this technology company, aside from...

Liberals actions troubling

Liberals actions troubling

Nov 12, 2020 / 12:08 pm

Last week, with so much Canadian media attention focused on the American election, many events in Ottawa did not receive the headlines they might have. The...

Do you stream?

Do you stream?

Nov 5, 2020 / 6:00 am

One of the oldest tactics of government is to release potentially unpopular or embarrassing information late on a Friday afternoon. This was a tactic to...

Pandemic consequences

Pandemic consequences

Oct 29, 2020 / 11:00 am

Each week, when the House of Commons is in session, I attempt to provide an overview on some of the events going on. Sometimes MPs will know well in advance...

PM lacks confidence

PM lacks confidence

Oct 22, 2020 / 6:00 am

As I write this week’s report, we are in a tense situation in Ottawa as there is a serious threat of a possible fall election. This raises the obvious...

Single-use plastic ban

Single-use plastic ban

Oct 15, 2020 / 11:00 am

One of the challenges for any government is what is referred to as “getting your message out.” For example, with so many different media stories in...

What are your priorities?

What are your priorities?

Oct 8, 2020 / 11:00 am

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau having prorogued Parliament, a situation was created where the government must now start over in submitting bills and...

Massive failure by PM

Massive failure by PM

Oct 1, 2020 / 11:00 am

Before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament in August, it was not set to resume regular sittings until Sept. 21 Once the PM broke his promise not...

PM: Deja vu all over again

PM: Deja vu all over again

Sep 24, 2020 / 11:00 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recycled his broken promises into the Liberal government throne speech Wednesday. For those unfamiliar with what a throne speech...

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