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Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

P.E.I., Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax

Jul 8 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prince Edward Island and Quebec have joined as interveners in Saskatchewan's legal challenge of the federal carbon tax. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said in Ottawa Monday that he does not want to be seen as a Progressive Conservative premier just joining the "resistance" of other conservative provincial leaders across the country fighting the Trudeau government's carbon tax. Rather, P.E.I. […]

P.E.I., Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax

Jul 8 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prince Edward Island and Quebec have joined as interveners in Saskatchewan's legal challenge of the federal carbon tax. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said in Ottawa Monday that he does not want to be seen as a Progressive Conservative premier just joining the "resistance" of other conservative provincial leaders across the country fighting the Trudeau government's carbon tax. Rather, P.E.I. […]

P.E.I., Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax

Jul 8 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prince Edward Island and Quebec have joined as interveners in Saskatchewan's legal challenge of the federal carbon tax. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said in Ottawa Monday that he does not want to be seen as a Progressive Conservative premier just joining the "resistance" of other conservative provincial leaders across the country fighting the Trudeau government's carbon tax. Rather, P.E.I. […]

Oil lobby group calls for parties to campaign on regulatory help for pipelines

Jun 3 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The country's largest oil-and-gas lobby group is urging political parties to ensure their campaign platforms include support for major pipeline and LNG projects and a regulatory regime that would allow projects to be completed faster. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released its election wish list on Monday, outlining the issues facing the industry […]

Oil lobby group calls for parties to campaign on regulatory help for pipelines

Jun 3 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The country's largest oil-and-gas lobby group is urging political parties to ensure their campaign platforms include support for major pipeline and LNG projects and a regulatory regime that would allow projects to be completed faster. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released its election wish list on Monday, outlining the issues facing the industry […]

Oil lobby group calls for parties to campaign on regulatory help for pipelines

Jun 3 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The country's largest oil-and-gas lobby group is urging political parties to ensure their campaign platforms include support for major pipeline and LNG projects and a regulatory regime that would allow projects to be completed faster. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released its election wish list on Monday, outlining the issues facing the industry […]

MPs denounce leaked reports of Trudeau-JWR clash over Supreme Court pick

Mar 27 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaked reports about a dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment drew condemnation from bar associations and MPs of all parties Tuesday as the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair raged on. Opposition MPs called the leaks an act of desperation meant to smear Wilson-Raybould and to […]

MPs denounce leaked reports of Trudeau-JWR clash over Supreme Court pick

Mar 27 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaked reports about a dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment drew condemnation from bar associations and MPs of all parties Tuesday as the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair raged on. Opposition MPs called the leaks an act of desperation meant to smear Wilson-Raybould and to […]

MPs denounce leaked reports of Trudeau-JWR clash over Supreme Court pick

Mar 27 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Leaked reports about a dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment drew condemnation from bar associations and MPs of all parties Tuesday as the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair raged on. Opposition MPs called the leaks an act of desperation meant to smear Wilson-Raybould and to […]

Andrew Scheer warns of ‘forces of political correctness’ in keynote speech

Aug 24 2018 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer set his sights squarely on Justin Trudeau during his keynote speech to party faithful in Halifax on Friday, saying he will not allow "political correctness" to divide Canadians or sanitize history. Scheer took to the podium to rally the roughly 3,000 members attending the Conservative convention in the Nova Scotia capital, and […]