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Federal government drops court quest to keep lab documents under wraps

Aug 17 2021 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is dropping its quest to have a court prohibit the disclosure of documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory. It served the Federal Court with a notice of discontinuance late Tuesday afternoon. In so doing, it's avoiding a legal showdown over the long-standing principle that […]

Federal government drops court quest to keep lab documents under wraps

Aug 17 2021 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is dropping its quest to have a court prohibit the disclosure of documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory. It served the Federal Court with a notice of discontinuance late Tuesday afternoon. In so doing, it's avoiding a legal showdown over the long-standing principle that […]

Report details yelling, screaming and aggressive conduct at Rideau Hall under Payette

Jan 27 2021 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Julie Payette's resignation as governor general was prompted by a scathing review of the work environment she presided over at Rideau Hall, described by dozens of people as hostile, toxic, or poisoned.The government released the findings of the independent review conducted by Quintet Consulting Corp. on Wednesday evening.The report is heavily redacted, primarily […]

Report details yelling, screaming and aggressive conduct at Rideau Hall under Payette

Jan 27 2021 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Julie Payette's resignation as governor general was prompted by a scathing review of the work environment she presided over at Rideau Hall, described by dozens of people as hostile, toxic, or poisoned.The government released the findings of the independent review conducted by Quintet Consulting Corp. on Wednesday evening.The report is heavily redacted, primarily […]

Report details yelling, screaming and aggressive conduct at Rideau Hall under Payette

Jan 27 2021 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Julie Payette's resignation as governor general was prompted by a scathing review of the work environment she presided over at Rideau Hall, described by dozens of people as hostile, toxic, or poisoned.The government released the findings of the independent review conducted by Quintet Consulting Corp. on Wednesday evening.The report is heavily redacted, primarily […]

Docs suggest bureaucrats were nudged to look to WE Charity for student program

Aug 19 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government's contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program be administered by WE Charity. But they also suggest bureaucrats may have been nudged to look in that direction by their political masters. The documents were released late Tuesday […]

Docs suggest bureaucrats were nudged to look to WE Charity for student program

Aug 19 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government's contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program be administered by WE Charity. But they also suggest bureaucrats may have been nudged to look in that direction by their political masters. The documents were released late Tuesday […]

Docs suggest bureaucrats were nudged to look to WE Charity for student program

Aug 19 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government's contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program be administered by WE Charity. But they also suggest bureaucrats may have been nudged to look in that direction by their political masters. The documents were released late Tuesday […]

Extradition cases never dropped for political, diplomatic reasons, PM was advised

Jun 26 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The section of Canada's extradition law that the federal government is being urged to apply to drop the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou has rarely been used — and never for diplomatic or political reasons. That was the advice given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his national security adviser shortly after the Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver in […]

Extradition cases never dropped for political, diplomatic reasons, PM was advised

Jun 26 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The section of Canada's extradition law that the federal government is being urged to apply to drop the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou has rarely been used — and never for diplomatic or political reasons. That was the advice given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his national security adviser shortly after the Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver in […]

Extradition cases never dropped for political, diplomatic reasons, PM was advised

Jun 26 2020 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The section of Canada's extradition law that the federal government is being urged to apply to drop the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou has rarely been used — and never for diplomatic or political reasons. That was the advice given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his national security adviser shortly after the Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver in […]

Security adviser says he tried to dispel misinformation about India controversy

Apr 16 2018 — Joan Bryden and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's national security adviser says it's the Canadian government's fault that a convicted attempted assassin was invited to events with the prime minister during his trouble-plagued trip to India. But Daniel Jean pointed Monday to a "co-ordinated misinformation" campaign about the gaffe to justify his controversial assertion that factions in India tried […]