Feb 24, 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.
Trudeau visits Kyiv to mark two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Kyiv to take part in a display of international solidarity as the world marks two years since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. [CP]

The deal is a critical piece of the supply-and-confidence pact between the two parties and comes ahead of a March 1 deadline to introduce legislation. [Global]

The RCMP said while the situation is evolving rapidly, there was 'no impact on RCMP operations and no known threat to the safety and security of Canadians.' [Global]
The government is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn a decision that found the government's use of the Emergencies Act led to the infringement of constitutional rights. [Global]
The federal information watchdog says she will look into allegations about destruction of records related to the controversial ArriveCan app. [TorStar]

Poilievre condemns feds denying Windsor millions through theHousing Accelerator Fund. [Windsor Star]

"Who wouldn't want the opportunity to be able to contribute and, I think, course-correct and right the ship of the direction that Canada has been going, which I don't think has been steered in the right direction." [TorStar]

Dan Ashton has his sights set on a rare triple crown in Canadian politics. [Penticton Herald]

The head of a federal inquiry into foreign interference says the government has told her it will be necessary to hear some evidence behind closed doors. [CP]
From the Provinces
Eby 'profoundly worried' about B.C. fire season as billions prepped for contingencies
Eby said Friday that parts of B.C., such as the Peace River, East Kootenay and Upper Fraser regions, remain severely dry, and about 100 wildfires are still burning this winter from last year's record-breaking fire season. "We're just profoundly worried about the situation we face," he said. [CP]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Brampton 'broke ground' on more than 7,000 new housing units in 2023. The reality, however, is the majority were not new housing starts. [Global]

McGill University and Concordia University are suing the Quebec government over its plan to raise tuition for out-of-province students by about 30 per cent. [Global]

Manitoba's former Progressive Conservative government presented an incomplete picture of the province's financial pressures, had aggressive energy-revenue assumptions and made significant spending commitments in the months leading up to the last provincial election  [CP]
2 years into Russia’s invasion, Ukrainians still fight forcible deportation
Ukrainian researchers say they have uncovered dozens of facilities in Russia and Belarus where forcibly deported Ukrainians have been held since Russia's invasion began. [Global]
How the Navy prowls today’s uncertain seas—and prepares for possible superpower conflict tomorrow. [Vanity Fair]
Revelations that Alexander Smirnov, an F.B.I. informant, was a serial fabulist were downplayed on air and online by those who continued to insist the president should be impeached. [NYT]
Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign denounced the alleged actions of one of its consultants and said it may take legal action against him. [NBC}
Google tests removing the News tab from search resulta
The News filter disappearing from Google search results for some users this week won't help publishers sleep any easier. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
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The first private spacecraft to softly land on the moon carries a Canadian instrument that will test the possibility of building an observatory at the Lunar south pole. [CBC]

The Calendar
  • Kyiv, Ukraine - PM Trudeau marks the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
  • 2000 ET: Burns Lake, BC - Crown-Indigenous Affairs Min Gary Anandasangaree speaks about a funding agreement with some First Nations.