Jul 10, 2024
David Akin's Roundup
Clippings of #cdnpoli, #media, and #tech content aimed at those with an interest in Canadian politics and policy. And sometimes Canadian postage stamps.
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AFN head told chiefs draft child-welfare reform deal with Ottawa worth $47.8B: source
The head of the Assembly of First Nations has informed chiefs that a draft deal with Ottawa on child-welfare reforms is worth $47.8 billion, a source who was in the room says — more than double what was initially promised. [CP]

But the head of the special unit is "very optimistic" that it will be back to full strength in a few years. [National Post]
Jonathan Pedneault says he is leaving for personal reasons and that it’s been an honour to serve beside Elizabeth May and the party’s other member of Parliament, Mike Morrice. [Global]
The Carp Agricultural Society, which rented the venue, said it was 'not aware of the group identity nor the intent of the rental.' [Ottawa Citizen]
From the Provinces
Judge Alain Bégin engaged in conduct 'offensive to societal notions of fair play'. If you're paywalled on this -- find a way to read it. Stunningly unfair behaviour by the judge towards an accused Indigenous man and that man's Indigenous lawyer! [SaltWire]

The province has so far created less than a third of the new spaces it committed to by 2026 and Ontario Education Minister Todd Smith and the association representing the province's municipalities have sent a letter to federal Minister Jenna Sudds, asking her to lift the cap on for-profit spaces. [CP]

US Democrats in turmoil over Biden’s defiance after private caucus meetings
Almost two weeks after the U.S. debate debacle, President Joe Biden remains defiant about staying in the presidential race, despite growing division among Democrats. Biden is trying to reassure not only Democrats, but also world leaders, about his leadership. But as Jackson Proskow reports, time is running out to shift the focus away from whether the American president is fit for office. [Global National]
This week’s summit in Washington will get uncomfortable for Canada as allies press for more cash commitments. [Politico]
The former prime minister was impassive after losing her seat - by more than 600 votes - to Labour. She had won in the last general election by 26,000 votes! Also: First former UK PM to lose their own seat in decades. Also: I love the British tradition that all the candidates have to show up and stand on stage while the winner is announced. [BBC]


Instagram isn’t going to focus on longform video because it might “undermine” the platform’s “core identity to connect people with friends,” Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says in a video. [The Verge]

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The Calendar
  •  Washington - Deputy PM and Fin Min Chrystia Freeland attends the Canada-US Nuclear Energy Forum.
  •  1100 ET: Washington - PM Trudeau meets with Netherlands PM Dick Schoof
  •  1130 ET: Washington - PM Trudeau meets with Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol
  •  1215 ET: Washington - PM Trudeau attends the NATO Leaders Summit.
  •  1230 ET: Vancouver - Innovation Min François-Philippe Champagne and LPC MP Taleeb Noormohamed speak about an AI project in health care.
  •  1330 ET: Quebec City - BQ Leader Yves-François Blanchet speaks to reporters.
  •  1420 ET: Quebec City - BQ Leader Yves-François Blanchet campaigns in the riding of Quebec-Centre.
  •  1700 ET: Washington - PM Trudeau meets with New Zealand PM Christopher Luxon.
  •  1730 ET: Montreal - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice campaign in the riding of LaSalla--Émard-Verdun.
Issued this day ...
… in 2009: Sc #2337: Captain Robert A. Bartlett. Design: Karen Smith Design.
Issued to market the 100th anniversary of the attempt by Bartlett (1875-1946) to reach the North Pole. His ship the Roosevelt is pictured on the stamp.