U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ottawa this week for “The Three Amigos Summit” and addressed the Canadian Parliament. A pleasurable speech that had our legislators applauding again and again, it was.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced the launch of its new English and French Twitter accounts on Monday. According to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin: “Communicating on Twitter forms part of the Court’s commitment to open and accessible justice.”
Justin Trudeau unveiled his diverse 31-member cabinet as he was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister at Rideau Hall, the Ottawa official residence of the Governor General, Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada, on Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015.
While implementing draconian cuts to essential social services through the 2014 federal budget, the Harper government contributed $8 million to the Republican Party-linked International Republican Institute to fund projects in Ukraine.
Even ardent Conservative Party supporters are unhappy about the design, location and cost of the planned $5,5 million Memorial to the Victims of Communism memorial in Ottawa.
Suzanne Legault, Canada’s federal information commissioner, is taking Stephen Harper to the Federal Court for withholding information relating to the Senate expenses scandal.
For comedian John Oliver, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, Canada’s Senate expenses scandal is “the most Canadian of scandals”.
The Harper Conservatives accuse the Liberals of “decades of racism” dating back to Liberal PM Mackenzie King, who served from 1921 to 1930 and 1935 to 1948.