Roundup: Veteran protests and shuttered investigations

As we head into the Remembrance Day weekend, here’s the tale of a veteran protesting the government’s inaction on the file, and the tale of how the minister quietly shut down the Veterans’ Ombudsman’s investigation into those privacy breaches. Because you know, they had a Ten-Point Action Plan™ and are taking this problem seriously, etcetera.

The Supplementary Estimates B were tabled, which features demands for more funds for the RCMP, First Nations, and oh, look – more government advertising, this time for their branded Responsible Resource Development™.

With Stephen Harper’s tour now in the Philippines to talk trade and security, here’s a look at the unanswered questions from India, such as why the pace of trade negotiations are so slow, and what was up with those warnings about Sikh extremism? Harper will be in Hong Kong tomorrow to mark Remembrance Day there.

There are concerns that we are becoming a host country for cyber-attacks.

Enbridge is looking to reverse the flow of a pipeline that heads to Montreal, which would end up sending oil sands bitumen for processing. While this is being touted as energy security for Canada and fetching better prices, it’s also suspected that this is a ploy to get that oil to east coast tidewater for export instead of for domestic use.

Economist Stephen Gordon looks at the socially optimal level of pollution and why it means carbon pricing can be a good thing.

More strange tales of small-town Manitoba journalists being fired, with a second now being fired for standing up for the first.

And here is your recap of tonight’s political shows, with plenty of discussion about veteran issues.