Nov 27, 2023
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.
Liberals 10 points behind in the 34 ridings that helped bring them to power in 2015 and have kept Conservatives out ever since, according to a new poll
The next election is going to be a ‘realignment of values’ election which may yield a new block of voters that will stay with the Conservatives long-term, says Fred DeLorey, former campaign director for the Conservative Party in the 2021 election. [Hill Times]
India’s high commissioner to Canada says his government is cooperating with an American investigation into an alleged thwarted assassination attempt, but not Canada’s investigation into the June killing of a Sikh leader in B.C., because of a disparity between the information both countries have shared in their probes. [CTV]
Amidst the rising tide of inflation Canadians are not only facing financial stress, but the rising costs are also exerting a toll on their mental well-being. [Global]

Treasury Board President Anita Anand said Canada is balancing fiscal responsibility with meeting Canadians' needs in both affordability issues and national defence. [Global]

Warm congratulations and best wishes to MP Dancho and her family! 👆
From the provinces
Brian Paré had written that it was the government who set all those forest fires last summer as part of a plan to lock up the population as part of a "new world order" set up by the elites. He is now about to plead guilty to setting some of those forest fires. - DA  [JdeQ]

A report released today indicates the number of people who used Ontario food banks went up 38 per cent last year, which it says is the largest single-year increase recorded. [Global]

Réunis en congrès cette fin de semaine à Gatineau, les délégués de Québec solidaire ont voté en faveur de l'ancienne députée Émilise Lessard-Therrien, qui a remporté la course avec 50,3 % des voix au second tour. Elle remplacera Manon Massé à titre de porte-parole féminine de Québec solidaire aux côtés de Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. Ce dernier a été reconduit dans ses fonctions avec l'appui de 90,1 % des délégués. [Radio-Canada]
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Israel, Hamas prepare for 4th swap as mediators seek to extend ceasefire
On Sunday, Hamas freed 17 more hostages - 14 Israelis and three Thais - in a third exchange under the four-day truce. In turn, Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners. [Global]
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Reducing road salt use 'not something that can wait' as Ontario lakes see oxygen depletion, researcher says
Road salt is leading to oxygen depletion in lakes and groundwater that can have a big impact on the ecosystem, according to University of Waterloo researchers. They want municipalities to curb road salt use — something the Region of Waterloo says it focused on already. [CBC]
The Calendar
  • 0900 ET: Richmond Hill, ON - Housing and Infrastructure Min Sean Fraser  and LPC MPs Majid Jowhari and Leah Taylor Roy make a funding announcement.
  • 0930 ET: 135B West Block -  The Canadian Labour Congress speaks about Bill C-58
  • 1000 ET: 135B West Block - BQ MP Mario Beaulieu speaks to reporters.
  • 1030 ET: 135B West Block -  Indigenous Chiropractic Caucus speaks to reporters.
  • 1100 ET: 035B West Block - Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) | Meeting  85 - Drafting report
  • 1100 ET: 330 Wellington - Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) | Meeting  88 - Meeting Requested Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4) to Consider a Request for Contracts Between the Federal Government and Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturing Companies
  • 1100 ET: 415 Wellington - Standing Committee on Health (HESA) | Meeting  91 - Women's Health
  • 1100 ET: 410 Wellington - Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) | Meeting 91 - BIll C-318. Testimony from CPC MP Rosemarie Falk.
  • 1100 ET: 420 Wellington - Standing Committee on Official Languages (LANG) | Meeting  78 - Drafting report
  • 1100 ET: 425 Wellington - Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) | Meeting 85 - Rights of Victims of Crime, Reclassification and Transfer of Federal Offenders
  • 1300 ET: 135B West Block -  The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association releases a study.
  • 1530 ET: 025B West Block - Special Committee on the Canada–People’s Republic of China Relationship (CACN) | Meeting  28 
  • 1530 ET: 315 Wellington - Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) | Meeting  94 - Use of Social Media Platforms for Data Harvesting and Unethical or Illicit Sharing of Personal Information with Foreign Entities
  • 1530 ET: 330 Wellignton - Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) | Meeting  84 - Drafting report
  • 1530 ET: 425 Wellington - Standing Committee on Science and Research (SRSR) | Meeting  67 - Integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Science in Government Policy Development
  • 1530 ET: 125B West Block - Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN) | Meeting  91 - Bill C-33
  • 1530 ET: 420 Wellington - Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO) | Meeting  88 - Drafting report
  • 1800 ET: Toronto - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates Gurpurab
Issued this day ...
... in 1951: Scott #306a booklet pane of 3: King George VI “Postes-Postage” 1951 New colours. Design: Herman Herbert Schwarz. Photograph: Dorothy Wilding.