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Jane Philpott resigns from cabinet, citing ‘lost confidence’ in how government dealt with SNC-Lavalin

Jane Philpott resigns from Trudeau cabinet over his handling of SNC-Lavalin affair        ‘I have lost confidence’: Jane Philpott’s cabinet resignation letterFord government fires OPP deputy Brad Blair, critic of Taverner appointment        Canada’s Golden Boy Loses His Shine

Second Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells        Trudeau says no decision yet on whether Wilson-Raybould can stay in Liberal caucusNDP MP calls for Facebook investigation following UK media reports        If the system truly worked, it would not hang on the defiance of one womanDoes Jody Wilson-Raybould have a future in Trudeau’s party?        Justin Trudeau, imposterThe real Trudeau emerges at last        Look away. There’s no scandal here with SNC-LavalinOld, new politics clash in SNC-Lavalin scandal        Testimony by Butts will likely just prolong the Liberals’ SNC-Lavalin agony []

Trudeau dismisses China report anonymously accusing Kovrig, Spavor of espionage        Trudeau tells P.E.I. Liberals his political opponents are playing up ‘division and fear’1 in 4 Canadians say SNC-Lavalin affair will influence their vote: Nanos        More than half of Canadians say charges against SNC-Lavalin should go to criminal trial: pollMPP Randy Hillier’s PC riding association demands Ford let him back into Tory caucus        UCP leader says he would cut corporate tax rate to eight per centConsumers Still in a Rut as Soft Economy Adds to Trudeau’s Woes        Reeling from Wilson-Raybould’s explosive testimony, Liberal MPs brace for more damaging fallout on SNC-Lavalin controversyCanada and Justin Trudeau are in trouble        Fake News Case Dismissed
Ottawa spent $60,000 to fight $25,000 defamation case against O’Regan, and will spend more before case is decided        Moose truce: Norway cedes title of tallest ungulate back to Saskatchewan cityTrudeau to announce $37.5M investment in biotech company        ‘Unreliable’ LRT trains can’t handle Ottawa winters, internal reports revealShould governments interfere in criminal prosecutions? It depends, says AG David Lametti        Feds to again underspend on new military kit, threatening NATO targetFacebook demanded hands-off data policy in early talks to build new centre in Canada, documents reveal
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<< http://looniepolitics.com/Top civil servant ‘deeply compromised’ in SNC affair and must quit: Angus - The Canadian Press,
        Moving the goalposts and lowering the bar - Andrew MacDougall, Macleans
Justin Trudeau, imposter - Paul Wells, Macleans
        Mexico pushing labour reform, won’t ratify new NAFTA with U.S. tariffs in place -
Greens hope strong byelection showing signals breakthrough in Quebec -
        Ontario Liberals debate one-member-one-vote versus a delegated convention -
Wilson-Raybould says she’s running as a Liberal in fall federal election - CBC News
        The highest gas bills in Canada about to get higher as East Coast production dries up-
Leave home, or stay and risk joblessness? U.S. GM workers face dilemma- CTV News
        Ontario consults on gender wage gap law, asks for business input-

Enbridge says controversial Line 3 pipeline replacement likely won’t be in service until second half of 2020-
        ‘I feel cheated’: Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints-

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s travaux du pont Pie-IX débuteront cet été        Aluminerie Bécancour : offre patronale pour mettre fin au conflitLes canicules marines dévastent déjà la faune... le pire reste à venir        L'anticorps d'un survivant d'Ebola, clé d'un futur vaccin«Pour une histoire d’un soir»: deux supplémentaires à Montréal        Gerald Butts témoignera mercredi à OttawaLes réactions des stars sur la mort de Luke Perry        SNC-Lavalin: la majorité des Canadiens souhaitent un procès criminelQuébec n’enquêtera pas sur les groupes religieux        Les démocrates lancent une enquête sur Trump
Chine: le Canadien Michael Kovrig soupçonné d'espionnage        Aluminerie Bécancour : offre patronale pour mettre fin au conflitLe bilan meurtrier des tornades pourrait encore s'alourdir        Une livraison par drone interceptée près d’une prison à Montréal


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A Self-Celebration for President Donald J. Trump - Olivia Nuzzi, New York Magazine
        Rebpublican Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage - Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post
        Why Sanders Supporters Should Vote Trump in 2020 - H.A. Goodman, The Federalist
Trump job approval rating up 3 points since January: poll - Michael Burke, The Hill
        Pennsylvania Democrats Wonder How Far Left Is Too Far in 2020 - Trip Gabriel, New York Times
Cohen Hearing Shows There’s No Grand Case Against Trump -
        Warner: ‘Enormous evidence’ of contacts between Trump campaign and Russia - Ben Kamisar,
British FM says Yemen peace process ‘could be dead within weeks’- France 24
        Algeria: president sacks campaign manager as protests continue-

Venezuela’s Guaido to ‘return home soon’, risking arrest- Al Jazeera
        Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote- BBC News
In call with Pakistan PM Imran Khan, UK’s May urges action on terror groups- Reuters

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Ahead of EU elections, Macron unveils plan for "European renaissance"        "She said she'd blow herself up first": Hope dims on YazidisRise in populism eroding women's rights, global leaders warn        Hamas chief warns Israel against pre-poll 'adventure'U.S. House Democrats target Trump-Putin talks, obstruction        Venezuela's Guaido arrives at Caracas airport in affront to MaduroIran insists Moscow ties "strong," shrugs off Israel-Russia coordination        Putin signs decree suspending INF nuclear pact : KremlinUS says deployed THAAD missile defense system to Israel        Trump says Cohen hearing may have contributed to North Korea summit failure
Britain is seeking legally binding changes to Irish backstop: minister        China accuses US of 'double standard' over Huawei claimsMeaty differences at Trump-Kim summit        Egypt’s top sheikh calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debateFor Russians, growing worries over ‘eternal poverty’        Guaido calls for mass protests ahead of his return

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Justin Trudeau exposed as neo-liberal, corrupt corporatist in SNC-Lavalin scandal (Video)

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The Neglected Power of Freedom of Choice


The significance of Jody Wilson-Raybould invoking Indigenous 'Big House' laws

From: John Feldsted <jfeldsted@shaw.ca>
Subject: How did we concentrate so much power in the Prime Minister’s Office?
To understand that, we have to look at some relevant history. It helps if we keep in mind Constitution section 9:
9. The Executive Government and Authority of and over Canada is hereby declared to continue and be vested in the Queen.
Note: Vested in the Queen, not in the Prime Minister’s office.
In 1926, Governor General Lord Julian Byng of Vimy refused Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s request to dissolve parliament and call an election. That was a rare occasion when the Governor General exercised his powers to refuse the request of a Prime Minister. 
On March 23, 1931, the reigning Monarch (George V) outlined the responsibilities and duties of the Canadian Governor General in Letters Patent. A copy is attached for your reference.
You will note that the Privy Council is subject to instructions from the Governor General, not from the Prime Minister. This is consistent with our constitution sections 11 and 13:
11. There shall be a Council to aid and advise in the Government of Canada, to be styled the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada; and the Persons who are to be Members of that Council shall be from Time to Time chosen and summoned by the Governor General and sworn in as Privy Councillors, and Members thereof may be from Time to Time removed by the Governor General.
13. The Provisions of this Act referring to the Governor General in Council shall be construed as referring to the Governor General acting by and with the Advice of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.
(Note the designation of the Queen’s Privy Council).     
The Statute of Westminster, passed December 11, 1931, was a British law clarifying the powers of Canada's Parliament and those of the other Commonwealth Dominions. It granted these former colonies full legal freedom except in those areas where they chose to remain subordinate to Britain.
The Canadian exception was amendments or changes to the British North America Act which was our Constitution at the time. We could not agree on a means of amending or changing our constitution, so any changes required had to be agreed to by Great Britain. That stood in effect for the next five decades until an amended constitution was adopted in 1982.
In 1940, Prime Minister Mackenzie King found himself in unusual circumstances:

  • Canada was at war;
  • France had been vanquished by Germany;
  • Great Britain was under siege by Germany;
  • In January, the Clerk of the Privy Council had retired after nearly five decades of service;
  • In February, Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir died in office; and
  • In March, the Government and cabinet was overwhelmed by duties related to the war effort.
Mackenzie King chose to amalgamate the Privy Council office and the Prime Minister’s Office by making a new Clerk of the Privy Council also Secretary of the Cabinet under an Order in Council 1940 P.C. 1121. This document is of dubious legality as there was no Governor General to sign off on behalf of the Executive.
Canada had no governor General from February 1940 until April 1946.
In April 1946, Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis was appointed Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada. On October 1, 1947, British monarch George VII issued new Letters Patent outlining the Governor General of Canada’s duties and responsibilities. At that time the King’s Privy Council should have been reinstituted in its role as non-partisan counsel to the Governor General but was not. The Privy Council continued as an arm of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Executive powers of the Prime Minister’s Office are not there by design or by structure of our constitution, but due to errors of omission in failing to follow the structure set out on our constitution and Governor General’s Letters Patent.
Michael Wernick became Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet on January 22, 2016.
The Clerk of the Privy Council has three main roles:
·         Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister·         Secretary to the Cabinet·         Head of the federal public serviceAll of the recent media we have seen recently conveniently omit Michael Wernick’s titles and duties as Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and Secretary to the Cabinet. To declare that he is ‘non-partisan’ is a new height in ridiculous positions this government has adopted.
For those who are interested there are currently 390 members of the Privy Council including all sitting Government MPs.  
The 1940 Order in Council must be rescinded, and the Governor General’s Letters Patent adhered to in order to return constitutional structure and the balance of power to our governance. 
John Feldsted
 Order in Council PC 1121 .docx
 Letters Patent Constituting the Office of Governor General 1947.docx


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