National Observer | July 24, 2019 | in Published
The hashtag #TrudeauMustGo soared to the top of Twitter's trending list in Canada on Tuesday, perhaps giving some observers the impression that Canadians were taking to social media en masse to express their discontent with the prime minister. But a closer look revealed that much of the activity surrounding the hashtag was actually driven by... More
Stefan Klietsch | May 22, 2019 | in Op-Ed
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It is said that repeating the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity.  So, having been caught red-handed in harassing the former Attorney General Judy Wilson-Raybould for not protecting Liberal-friendly firm SNC Lavalin against criminal charges, the Prime Minister’s Office and other Liberals proceeded... More
National Observer | April 17, 2019 | in Published
Pollution from fossil fuels in Canada continues to grow by staggering amounts, with the oilsands sector alone responsible for more carbon pollution than all of B.C. or Quebec in 2017, says the federal government in its latest climate change report to the United Nations. The newest edition of Canada’s National Inventory Report, covering data up to... More
Unpublished Admin | April 1, 2019 | in Personal
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Listen in on Jody Wilson-Raybould's telephone conversation with Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick regarding the Defered Prosecution Agreement for SNC-Lavalin.

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