Questions are being raised after Access to Information requests showed that naval intelligence documents were destroyed and then suddenly reappeared after being found in the emails of those serving overseas. Not only would their destruction have been against National Archives laws, but it raises further questions about how intelligence matters are being handled in the post-Delisle era.
Jason Kenney says he doesn’t want to turn any more immigration powers over to the provinces like already exist for Quebec, because he wants immigration to be about nation-building, not just making more Albertans or Nova Scotians rather than new Canadians.
Newly released emails show that during the last election, government officials avoided a meeting with the Parliamentary Budget Officer about the cost of the F-35s, and when his report was released that showed they cost double what the government claimed, they scrambled to undermine his credibility.
Susan Delacourt writes about the conjunction between polling and political journalism in the modern landscape, and why both seem to be getting it wrong.
In the Liberal leadership race, Justin Trudeau and Marc Garneau have their first big wedge, as to whether or not generational change is a big difference between them, or a “sham issue” as Garneau believes. Meanwhile, Trudeau said on Friday that the long-gun registry was a failure and that he won’t try to resurrect it while still trying to focus on preventing gun deaths by other means, as he staked a number of other positions, including some that were simply “I don’t know yet” – an admission we should hear more of from political leaders.
I wrote a piece on iPolitics.ca for World AIDS Day about the annus horribilis that the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has been through.
Here is your recap of the Sunday morning political shows, with interviews with Justin Trudeau and Marc Garneau.
And Tabatha Southey gleefully plays with animal similes in the wake of the Rob Ford decision in Toronto.