Lisa Mrazek reviews the main themes of the Western premiers' conference including the economy, bullying, and pipelines.
by Warren Kinsella
What part of Canada is the most corrupt?
After Monday–and if you were to ask Maclean’s magazine — it would seem to be Quebec. Monday morning, Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested at his home by members of the province’s anti-corruption unit. Ironically, Applebaum was named Montreal’s interim mayor last November — because the previous mayor, Gérald Tremblay, was forced to resign due to corruption allegations.
Before Monday’s events, the City of Laval asked to be placed under trusteeship, after gangsterism and fraud charges had been laid against its former mayor and 37 others. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has claimed — 17 years after the fact — that mayor tried to hand him an envelope full of cash. Read more…
by Ezra Levant
Last June, Justin Trudeau gave a speech at a charity dinner in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Grace Foundation was trying to raise money for a seniors’ home.
The event flopped. It actually lost $21,000. But it would have broken even and then some if Trudeau hadn’t insisted on collecting a speaking fee — a whopping $20,000, plus HST, plus business class travel. For a speech from a sitting MP. Read more…
by John Robson
Can someone tell me the password for deleting accountability in Ontario? If it’s as obvious as “McGuinty” we should change it.
The bare facts are now familiar in his administration’s scandalous effort to hide its political cynicism in cancelling two natural gas power plants to save its hide in the 2011 election. That includes the familiar pattern of spinning known awkward facts, shamelessly revising the story every time new awkward facts emerged, and finally getting caught trying to stop further awkward facts from emerging. Read more…