A federal internal audit of the Infrastructure Ministry says two-thirds of a random sampling of projects selected for funding lacked the proper “due diligence” when it came to mandatory checklists. The report said Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s department had serious “control failures,” according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
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When Premier Doug Ford, backed up by chief medical officer David Williams, told businesses in Ontario’s biggest cities to close once again, the two men made tens of thousands of people unemployed. Workers who had just started to get back on their feet had their jobs pulled out from under them and business owners — already facing mounting debt to stay afloat — were told to let the bills keep piling up.
OTTAWA — One year ago today, Canadians elected to put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals on a shorter leash, returning them to government but with only a minority of seats in the House of Commons. It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis. So it seems somehow fitting that the anniversary will be marked by a confidence vote today in the Commons that will decide whether to plunge Canadians into another election in the midst of the worst global pandemic in a century. Here’s a look back at the top five things the government has had to contend with in the first year of its second mandate:
he New York Times’ “1619 Project,” a “woke” racialist rewrite of American history, is just the latest in the decades-long track record of leftist distortions of history. Like everything else corrupting our culture, its roots lie in Cultural Marxism and its assault on social institutions, especially education, as the means for achieving the Marxist paradise that the proletariat had betrayed by not rising up against their capitalist taskmasters and collectivizing the means of production. The universities, of course, have been the seed-bed of such propaganda. A seemingly silly spasm of outrage over Israeli movie actress Gal Gadot (pictured above) being cast as Cleopatra illustrates how fake history and “cancel culture”––their roots in an academic fashion from decades earlier
Prime Minister Trudeau’s press secretary has been charged by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Global News reports the commissioner’s officer said Alex Wellstead had received a penalty of $250 for “failing to disclose a material charge related to assets within 30 days after the charge.” According to the Ethics Commissioner, examples of material changes that must be reported include becoming a trustee or a beneficiary of a trust, acquiring any asset valued at $10,000 or more or opening any type of investment account.
Breaking: Guiliani turns over Hunter Biden’s hard drive to police over photos of underage girls and illicit texts
Rudy Guiliani said Tuesday night that he turned the contents of the alleged Hunter Biden laptop over to Delaware State Police as it contained photos of underage girls and explicit text messages. Guiliani showed a text message from Hunter to his father wherein he talked about his sister-in-law, “who for quite some time was his lover,” he said. He reads the message on Newsmax, saying that “she told my therapist that I was sexually inappropriate” in reference to FaceTiming naked with an underage girl. Guiliani said additionally that there were a number of photographs, and that together with Bernie Kerick, he turned the evidence over to Delaware authorities.
Facing calls of wider transparency in government, the Trudeau cabinet preemptively released records related to Trudeau’s speaking fees on Monday. The records reveal that Trudeau collected $1,341,500 in speaking fees between 2006 and 2012. While Trudeau was initially collecting a few thousand dollars per speaking engagement early on, his election in 2008 as the MP for Papineau caused his payout to increase significantly, averaging $20,000 per an appearance. The payments were made via Trudeau’s talent agency, Speakers’ Spotlight of Toronto.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed media on Tuesday, announcing a commitment of $759,762 to “Block Hate: Building Resilience against Online Hate Speech” through YWCA Canada. Funds will go towards researching hate speech trends in Canada “and work with experts to develop online tools and digital literacy training for young Canadians aged 14 to 30.” “The pandemic has increased the amount of time we spend in front of our screen. and while the digital space is powerful, it’s not without issues. Online hate is all too common, and all too often, it can spill over into real life,” said Trudeau.
Twitter is continuing to feel the repercussions of its handling of the bombshell Hunter Biden exposé from the New York Post that chronicled his alleged dealings with Ukraine. The Tea Party Patriots Foundation, which is affiliated with Tea Party Patriots Action, a conservative nonprofit, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Twitter and two of its top executives for allegedly violating federal campaign finance laws. The two executives in question are Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as Twitter Vice President of Global Communications Brandon Borrman.
President Donald Trump is gaining ground on Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a new Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll showing the gap between the two nationally at just over 2 percent. Investor’s Business Daily has pointed out it was “one of only two election polls credited with predicting President Trump’s 2016 surprise showing. “TIPP, IBD’s polling partner, succeeded in picking up on the greater enthusiasm among Republicans for their candidate.” Its latest poll of registered and likely voters shows Biden with a 2.3 percentage point lead over Trump: 48.1 percent to 45.8 percent.