Eleven articles collected over the past 8 days – 2 new issues that surfaced today – John Baird’s intervention for his dear Chabad rabbi and another cost miscalculation from Peter MacKay re Libya mission…..
MacKay’s math questioned again as cost of Canadian Libya mission balloons to $347M
Note: Loads of anti-Conservative reader comments to this National Post article.
Tories overrule officials to fund project of Baird’s ‘dear friend’
(NOTE: Chabad is an extreme fundamentalist branch of Judaism and opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state.)
“As the MP for Ottawa West-Nepean, he was happy to lend Rabbi Mendelsohn his support,” said Mr. Baird’s spokesman. “Determinations are then made by the department.”
The Ottawa-based rabbi recently joined Mr. Baird on a tour of Israel. During that January visit, Mr. Baird repeatedly joked in his speeches that while he was not Jewish, he did have a rabbi.
Harper government has walked away from its environmental responsibilities
More shabby treatment for Canada’s veterans
VETERANS learned yet again this week that federal agencies ostensibly there to assist them don’t have their back.
Monday, the Veterans Ombudsman released a sharply critical report on the Veterans Review and Appeals Board, the body supposed to give sympathetic hearings to veterans who appeal decisions by Veterans Affairs on benefits.
Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption
Tories refuse to split budget bill
Environmental and Agricultural Legislation affected by the budget bill
Federal government flunks freedom of expression, says journalists’ group
Robocalls gift cards bought in Guelph
GUELPH — The mysterious operative known as Pierre Poutine paid for his attack on the electorate using prepaid “Vanilla” gift cards purchased from two local Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
Investigators come up empty-handed in search for video of robocalls suspect
UN to probe our ‘broken’ food system