McGregor: With all this recent buzz over Justin Trudeau’s speaking events, I thought I’d ask another parliamentary paid speaker about his list of clients.
In the midst of a raging scandal over the abuse of taxpayers’ money by senators, the Senate has hired two speakers to help denizens of the maligned upper chamber feel better about themselves.
Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has handed a House committee the tricky question of whether two Tory MPs should be suspended over doubtful campaign spending.
The Barrie Advance has a story “outing” the PMO as the source of documents circulated to multiple news outlets yesterday, attempting to sow controversy over Justin Trudeau’s speaking engagements in 2006 and 2007. The Star was among those recipients. And why didn’t we say where the documents came from?Read More
A Barrie, Ont. newspaper has revealed that the Prime Minister’s Office supplied it with details of a speaking fee paid to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, instructing the paper to attribute the information to a “source.”Read More
And then it all came apart, somewhat. On Monday evening, a story in the Barrie Advance caught attention online. Though it had to do broadly with the question that has recently gripped Ottawa’s political machines…Read More
The Harper government is welcoming a new report by federal politicians, spearheaded by the New Democrats, that recommends energy targets and an improved ratings system to slash energy consumption in buildings and save millions of dollars in federal spending.Read More
Ontario Power Plant Cancellations: Many reasons to delete documents, says former McGuinty chief of staff
There are “at least 99 different reasons” political staff and bureaucrats must delete documents, Dalton McGuinty’s former chief of staff said Tuesday.Read More
One week after defeating Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s attempt to open MPs’ expenses to public scrutiny, the NDP has come up with a proposal of its own.Read More
Andrew Coyne — Turn on your television this playoff season, and chances are you will run across an ad from the Government of Canada touting its new Canada Job Grant, unveiled in the spring budget. The ads promise $15,000 in funding for unemployed …
Warren Kinsella — What part of Canada is the most corrupt? After Monday–and if you were to ask Maclean’s magazine — it would seem to be Quebec. Monday morning, Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested at his home by members of the province’s…
Karl Nerenberg — In the election of 2011 the Conservatives did terribly in the 22 ridings of Montreal and Laval. In the predominantly francophone east and north of Montreal, and in Laval, they generally finished in fourth place, behind the NDP, Liberals and Bloc.
Tasha Kheiriddin — When it comes to corruption in Quebec, it appears the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. On June 17, Montrealers woke up to the arrest of Michael Applebaum, their interim mayor, on 14 charges — including conspiracy, fraud and corruption.
Ezra Levant — Last June, Justin Trudeau gave a speech at a charity dinner in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Grace Foundation was trying to raise money for a seniors’ home. The event flopped. It actually lost $21,000. But it would have broken…
Les MacPherson — It is a hit out of bounds for Premier Brad Wall to begrudge Justin Trudeau’s public speaking fees. Trudeau has powerful precedent on his side. He is not doing anything Winston Churchill didn’t do.
Lawrence Martin — Have we reached a new nadir? On Monday, the mayor of Montreal wasscooped up by an anti-corruption police unit. The mayor of Toronto is facing allegations of drug use. That’s our two biggest cities. How about our two biggest governments?
John Ivison — It could be that when Justin Trudeau said Senator Mac Harb would be welcome back in the Liberal caucus if he pays back any ill-gotten housing expenses, he was really thinking about himself – pay the money back and all will be forgiven and forgotten.
Barrie Examiner — It’s disappointing that everything but governing this country continues to be the priority in Ottawa. The latest ‘scandal’ is an attack on Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and the money he has received as a public speaker.
Preston Manning — An increasing number of Canadians are demanding the abolition of the Senate. It is imperative that you Senators address, by decisive actions rather than further discussion and half measures, the root causes of this demand.
Tim Harper — A perception has taken root in some quarters on both sides of the border that a U.S. decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, the most contentious cross-border issue and a key to the Harper government’s economic strategy, has been made.Read More
The American actor, 67, who played The Fonz in the TV show, has revealed that he would revisit the series if the other cast members did too, just as they’d done to commemorate the 30th anniversary.