Roundup: Charles and Camilla in Iqaluit

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Canada, starting their tour in Iqaluit to talk about revitalising the Inuit language – project he has taken great interest in, and last year invited some Inuit delegates to Wales to hear about how they had success in revitalising the Welsh language there. While Charles’ official role in Canada is somewhat ambiguous now that we have a dubious succession law on the books (thanks to the previous government), he is nevertheless the heir to the Crown. The tour moves to Trenton and Prince Edward County in Ontario today, and Ottawa for Canada Day on Saturday.

Good reads:

  • Kady O’Malley has a conversation with the PM about all things parliamentary.
  • The anti-ISIS mission in Iraq has been extended for two years, and new heavy-lift aircraft have been added to the roster.
  • Indigenous protesters erected a teepee on Parliament Hill to protest Canada Day; Justin Trudeau acknowledged that Confederation hasn’t been positive for them.
  • Indian Act status registrations could be frozen as of next week because Bill S-3 didn’t pass, and the courts wouldn’t extend their deadline for those changes.
  • New dives to the Franklin Expedition wrecks are planned this summer despite the artefact ownership question still being up in the air.
  • Bardish Chagger says she “misremembered” the sequence of events the night she was in the Senate chamber to watch the budget votes.
  • The Canadian Press’ Baloney Meter™ tests whether the Senate can really amend budget bills. (I think you already know the answer to that one).
  • Stephanie Carvin says that the government needs to be better at communicating threat assessments.
  • Chris Selley and David Reevely nod approvingly at the teepee on the Hill.
  • Paul Wells tears a strip off of Kirsty Duncan and the government for their response to the report on how best to fund science.

Odds and ends:

The Senate has updated their Wise Owls brochure to better reflect how the Senate was formed.

The rule that men have to wear ties in the Chamber in Westminster is no longer deemed absolute.