Roundup: Calls for “swift justice” in Libya

In the wake of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, John Baird is calling for “swift justice.” (How does that fit in with the rule of law and a fair trial? Just wondering.) We’ll also be reviewing the security of our embassy in Tripoli. This Reuters report seems to indicate that the attack was planned, and not the work of an angry mob.

Julian Fantino wants you to donate to the West African hunger crisis relief funds as a way of thwarting terrorism.

On the case of the Commons blocking that Access to Information request, the Speaker’s office says they are duty-bound to protect the privileges of the House until such time as the House decides otherwise.

John Baird met with the Director of Mossad back in January to discus the threat of Iran. Meanwhile, the ousted diplomats are getting a hero’s welcome back in Iran, as some of their belongings are being sent to what appears to be a shell operation here in Ottawa. The Iranian government is also known to have ties with a student group at Carleton University, which was run by the son of the embassy’s cultural counsellor.

Peter MacKay announced an additional $11.4 million in funding for soldiers’ mental health.

Former DND Assistant Deputy Minister Alan Williams suggests that Industry Canada’s figures about the industrial benefits of F-35 contracts are misleading.

The Conservatives are trying to get the Chief Electoral Officer to ensure that past Liberal leadership candidates who still have debts to ensure that they get paid – especially if they want to run again.

RCMP compensation lags behind that of other police forces across the country, and while the pay for first-class constables is far down the list, they are overall fourth in the country.

Here is an analysis of the issues likely to come up between Harper and Marois.

And the former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is releasing a book, whose documented and verified claims are shedding new light on the deal that led to the patriation of the constitution, increasing the prominence of his own role and downplaying that of the “Kitchen Accord” that is given so much weight.