The CCP deputy made the announcement on Wednesday night; BC Takes Up Battle Against Money Laundering After Cullen Commission; The Poilievre campaign files a complaint
Michelle Rempel GarnerCCP MP for Calgary Nose Hill, announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that she is considering running for by jason kenney job. “Today, I can confirm that I am seriously considering a provincial leadership offer,” she wrote.
He also said that he will “no longer participate in the race for federal Conservative leadership.” Rempel Garner was one of the few CPC MPs in the caucus who endorsed him. patrick brown instead of presumed favorite pierre poilièvre, and has been an important member of his team behind the scenes. Earlier this month, two Brown supporters in the caucus switched allegiances to him, a bad sign for Brown’s campaign. Rempel Garner’s departure leaves only one Brown supporter in the caucus:doug shipleyrepresenting the old brown horsemanship.
brian jean He officially launched his leadership bid on Wednesday night, CTV reported, making him the eighth candidate. He so far stated: Leela Aheeer, Todd Loewen, Bill Rock, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Danielle Smith and Travis Toews.
federal failure: British Columbia will begin its own efforts to stop money laundering in light of federal government failures, the province’s attorney general said Wednesday after the release of a report blaming federal failures to stop cash flow. illicit, the Star reports.
david ebay He says that the fact that the Cullen Commission is highlighting the ineffectiveness of Ottawa’s efforts means that the province has to act on its own. “It’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the commissioner clearly came to,” Eby told reporters in Vancouver after the report was released. “The province needs to assume the responsibilities that the federal government would have done before.”
by Pierre Poilievre campaign has filed a complaint with the CPC alleging paid party membership dues and other undeclared expenses by by patrick brown team, the Mail reports. Poilievre’s campaign says it has received “repeated reports” that Brown’s organizers were arranging to refund membership dues in cash. The party is investigating. Brown’s campaign says the complaint is without merit.
Former accused officer: retired lieutenant general Trevor Cadieuwho is now in the Ukraine, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault related to an alleged incident at the Royal Military College in 1994, the Citizen reports.
Police sorry: toronto police chief james rammer apologized to the city’s black community on Wednesday when his force released a report showing Toronto police officers are using more force against blacks, more often, without a clear explanation of why, except for race, he Star reports. One finding: In 2020, officers used force against black people about four times more than their share of the population, and black Torontonians were five times more likely to have force used against them than whites.
Two stories? In the Commons on Wednesday, justin trudeau doubled down on the claim that police forces “asked for” powers granted by Ottawa under the Emergencies Act during the “Freedom Convoy,” the Star reports: “During the blockade crisis, the police forces, provincial and municipal authorities repeatedly asked us for more tools to end the blockades and these illegal demonstrations.”
Trudeau’s responses appeared to contradict last night’s testimony by Bill Blairwho said that the police did not ask Ottawa about the act.
Not Impressed: Candice Bergen accused Trudeau of “completely” losing sight of the needs of Canadians in a speech to his caucus on Wednesday, CTV reports.
Aloft Drinks: The onboard bar did a brisk business during Trudeau’s visit to Ethiopia in 2020, the Mail reports. The more than 50 passengers consumed 95 bottles of wine and 93 cans of beer, racking up an in-flight bar tab of $1,414.81.
Concerned: Rideau Hall says Governor General Mary Simon shares the public’s concerns about a catering bill of more than $93,000 on a government plane during a business trip to the Middle East, reports CBC.
Unpopular app: A group of mayors and businesses in communities along the Canada-US border are calling on the federal government to remove the ArriveCAN app, CBC reports. The app was introduced during the pandemic to allow travelers to report their travel and vaccination status. Critics say it discourages travel.
Condemned? In it Mail, Chris Selley reviews Trudeau’s chaotic-seeming politics teetering on mandates and concludes that “it’s not hard to see this sequence of events, beginning with the election campaign and the much harsher and more uncharitable tone he struck towards people who didn’t agree with him.” according to the government’s recommendations, and now these even more inconsistent -rules, as potentially the beginning of the end of his leadership.”
A bad call: Columnists Andrew Coyne, Robyn Urback, Brian Lilley and Sabrina Maddeaux write about the Canadian diplomat who attended a party at the Russian embassy. Neither is impressed.
Challenges: In it Mail, kelly mcparland looks at the challenges facing Ontario Liberals and Federal Conservatives, who are struggling to figure out how to win votes in “softy” Ontario.
Orphaned Tories: In Devoir, Mary Vastel covers similar ground, speaking to Tories who are concerned about the outcome of the leadership race, given the gulf between centrist Ford’s winning formula and Poilievre’s more polarizing rhetoric.
Travel: Trudeau will travel to Rwanda, Germany and Spain for meetings next week, reports CP.