Polievre’s supposedly inflated numbers; Tech companies are not enthusiastic about Bill 96; the most and least popular prime ministers in Canada, and most
by Pierre Poilievre opponents tell the Mail that a misleading email, titled “Membership Status: Incomplete”, panicked members into purchasing a second membership on the Poilievre portal, thus inflating Poilievre’s membership numbers. Poilievre’s campaign says that’s not true and that it’s all a mix-up.
Be aware: In it Balloon, john ibbitson he argues that Poilievre should not listen to those who urge him to moderate his message in the hope of broadening his appeal. He points to a nifty one-shot video Poilievre filmed while walking through the clutter at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which the liberal spinner scott reid observed It shows that Poilievre has a lot of play, and the Liberals had better start counting on him. ibbitson signals that Poilievre is connecting.
pierre poilièvre doesn’t have to pivot to be more like doug ford. he is already like doug ford in the only way that matters: his ability to empathize with the economic insecurity of voters. Talking heads are obsessed with Mr. Poilievre’s appeal to angry populists with crazy conspiracy theories: his promise to fire the Bank of Canada governor, his opposition to vaccine mandates, his criticism of the World Economic Forum. But that is not why he has sold out what appears to be a record number of Conservative Party members. His message taps into more than the party’s populist base. It appeals to all who fear the increasing unpredictability of these times and who do not see their fear reflected in the words and actions of politicians.
Mandates in progress: Speaking of the disaster at Pearson, the Liberals on Tuesday announced a suspension of vaccination mandates for federal employees and for train and plane passengers effective June 20, the CBC reports. Canadians entering the country from abroad will still need to meet entry requirements and masks will continue to be required on planes and trains. Visitors to Canada will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the country or qualify for a waiver.
Completely? The government plans to change its definition of “fully vaccinated” to reflect the waning effectiveness of vaccines over time, Global reports.
Not impressed: In it toronto sun, brian lilley writes that the liberals would have undone before the mandates if they had listened Teresabut they were guided by political science, not medical science.
Inflationary Measures: Chrystia Freeland will deliver what is being marked as a “meaningful” speech on inflation and affordability on Bay Street on Thursday, the stars mocking heather writes
The Star has learned that it will have a list of $7 billion (give or take) on hand that explains exactly how federal programs are being stepped up to help those who are particularly exposed to the damage of inflation. Old Age Security, Canada Child Benefit, Canada Worker’s Benefit, Canada Housing Benefit: all have been enriched and will soon come to us.
Unacceptable: On QP Tuesday, justin trudeau denounced the attendance of a Canadian official at a party at the Russian embassy as “absolutely unacceptable”, reports Global. Minister of Global Affairs melanie jolly he said Sunday that he only learned someone attended through media reports.
Last bottles changed: He New York Times has a light-hearted article about the end of the whiskey war on Hans Island.
Conspirator: Abacus Data has a disturbing survey showing how many Canadians believe false and outlandish conspiracy theories about COVID-19.
Give up! The CCP says Marco Mendicino should resign for his comments on the decision to invoke the Emergency Law, reports CTV.
Viceregal spending: Governor General Mary Simon and 29 fellow travelers racked up a nearly $100,000 catering bill on a government plane during a recent week-long trip to the Middle East, on Mail reports.
false advice: Police face further questions over a hoax bomb warning that led to the arrest of two Sikh protest organizers near Parliament Hill on Saturday, reports CP. Radio Canada reports that the message in French warning of the bomb threat took eight minutes (translation).
Tim Houston is the most popular prime minister in Canada, according to an Angus Reid poll, and heather stefanson is the least.
Break 96: François Legault he remains popular, but not with tech companies, which asked him on Tuesday to stop Bill 96, which would give immigrants just six months to learn French, reports CP. And Quebec’s Jewish leaders say they fear an exodus of young Jews, the Gazette reports.
Smallpox: Montreal is the epicenter of the North American outbreak of monkeypox, Le Journal de Montréal reports, with 126 cases (translation).
New powers: Ottawa is seeking new powers over critical infrastructure to protect Canadians from cyber threats, Global reports.
Challenging Reports: Toronto police warn their employees that “challenging” days lie ahead as the force prepares for the release of race-based statistics on the use of force and strip searches, the Star reports.
Enough: Don Martin he’s had enough of Trudeau, he writes in a lively brochure for CTV. Trudeau is “too bright, too precious, preachy in tone, overly smug, lacking in leadership, fading into celebrity, slow to act, myopic in vision, and generally growing more irritating with each breathlessly whispered public pronouncement.”
In Klondike: Justin Ling has something of a debunking of some of the hype around “Klondike papers.”
— Stephen Maher