At 5:30 tonight, the Senate will vote on third reading of both C-38 and C-25 – the copyright reform bill, and one can imagine that royal assent will immediately follow. With those two bills out of the way, they’ll rise for the summer.
A new cross-border privacy deal has been signed that will allow Americans to share Canadian entry data with other countries without notification. The Privacy Commissioner is reading over the agreement, and I look forward to some fairly stinging “suggestions for improvement.”
A group of federal public servants got into some trouble for wearing “Harper hates me” buttons at the office. Public servants engaging in overt partisan politics is a very bad sign, and is detrimental to the continued functioning of our system of governance.
The donors who made those dubious contributions to Dean Del Mastro’s campaign – and were reimbursed for them – are willing to talk to Elections Canada if they’re given immunity.
James Moore continues to cast himself as the great defender of the arts. Meanwhile an organiser for the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives has been appointed to the position of corporate director of the CBC.
Maxime Bernier takes to the pages of the National Post to extol the virtues of entrepreneurialism, which he says will solve issues like the tailings ponds at the oil sands.
The government is giving the Canadian Wheat Board some $349 million to help them transition to an open market system.
The Toronto Police Service Board report into the G20 happenings has concluded that there was poor communication plaguing the weekend, and that Ottawa wasn’t playing the coordinating role that it should have been.