Demoting the justice minister turns out to have created a political storm that Gerald Butts -- given that he must have been in on the decision -- has attempted to quell with his resignation.
David J. Climenhaga
As was said of the Watergate scandal, the cover-up is usually worse than the crime. Expect revelations soon.
I'm not saying this is what Jody Wilson-Raybould was thinking, or even that it's what she might've been thinking, or that it could've affected her decisions. But it's a useful thought experiment.
Liberals say the former justice minister should have complained or quit months ago. The House justice committee met in an emergency sitting to discuss the Wilson-Raybould affair.
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The Liberal government finally introduced its pot legalization legislation, which contains many law-and-order measures to placate the many who are concerned about the impact of legal dope.
Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
The Liberals are happy to be in the middle, between the NDP on the left and the Conservatives on the right. But on the need for a more vigorous approach to First Nations they seem to be with the NDP.
The new Trudeau government has acted quickly to prepare the ground for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, an idea the NDP pushed in the last Parliament.
Leadnow's strategic voting campaign to get rid of Harper has sparked controversy after endorsing NDP candidate Mira Oreck over Liberal Jody Wilson-Raybould.