Treasury Board President Jane Philpott today resigned from cabinet over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s questionable handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.
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.
The digital consumer watchdog SumOfUs has released a list of over 350 individuals who purchased their high profile public appointments by making substantial donations to the Conservative Party of Canada.
Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians wants Stephen Harper to answer whether the just-announced “firesale of CBC buildings is part of getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed before October 19 to boost his chances of re-election.”
Last week’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report called Canada’s residential school policy “cultural genocide”. Reacting, both Trudeau and Mulcair avoided mentioning the two loaded words.