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House Speaker Anthony Rota resigns over Nazi veteran invite

Sep 26 2023 — Rachel Aiello

Anthony Rota has resigned from his prestigious position as Speaker of the House of Commons over his invitation to, and the House’s subsequent recognition of, a man who fought for a Nazi unit during the Second World War. Rota announced his unprecedented decision to step aside after meeting with the House leaders from all parties […]

Sep 26 2023 —

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he received an intelligence briefing about allegations that the Indian government could be behind the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia. Singh says after learning more information, he can “confirm” that “clear evidence” of India’s involvement exists. He received the briefing days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Sep 25 2023 —

Police have launched an investigation into a poster inviting “proud parents of European children” to participate in racially segregated playtime in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. The invitation advertises “whites-only” gatherings for mothers in the Tri-Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody who are “looking for somewhere your children can play with others that look like […]

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Sep 25 2023 —

Canada’s industry minister made a point of calling out Pepsi and Coca-Cola for not sending representatives to a meeting he convened on Monday with manufacturing companies to discuss stabilizing grocery prices. François-Philippe Champagne singled out the two companies when asked by a journalist what the consequences would be if major industry players did not succeed […]

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Sep 25 2023 — Kady O'Malley

Without commenting on whether or not the suddenly embattled House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota should step down over his ill-advised, albeit allegedly entirely inadvertent, decision to pay a very public tribute to a constituent who fought in a Ukrainian military unit under the command of the Nazis during World War II, Process Nerd can, […]

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Sep 25 2023 — Abbas Rana

The national Liberal caucus that met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau behind closed doors two weeks ago in London, Ont., for its summer retreat “blasted” senior staff in the Prime Minister’s Office, some cabinet ministers, and their chiefs of staff for their attitude toward backbenchers, and expressed disappointment that the party has not defined Conservative […]

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Rota’s gavel falls — the undeniable case for the speaker to resign

Sep 26 2023 — Fred DeLorey

In the typically calm domain of Canadian politics, the unsavoury spectacle orchestrated by House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota has jolted the political and public conscience. The misstep of inviting and acknowledging a World War II veteran for fighting against the Russians, only to later unveil that his fight was as a member of the […]

Canada’s shame is Ukraine’s disaster

Sep 26 2023 — Andrew Potter

Up until the fiasco of Parliament giving a standing ovation to a 98-year-old Ukrainian-Canadian named Yaroslav Hunka, who, it turned out, had fought with the Waffen SS against the Soviets in the Second World War, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s North American tour had gone reasonably well.

Sep 24 2023 — Michelle Rempel Garner

Over the summer, something remarkable happened. Women, across every voting demographic, started migrating their voting intention away from the Liberal government. But that trend shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that economic data from that period suggests that high interest rates and sustained high inflation – particularly in the cost of fuel and groceries – […]

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Sep 24 2023 — Lorrie Goldstein

The problem for the Liberals these days is that they’re trapped in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s world and it’s imploding around them. An illustration of this is an interview Immigration Minister Marc Miller did last week with The Hill Times in which he called Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre a “charlatan”, “snake-oil salesman”, “classless jackass” and […]

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