The Vancouver Sun released a copy of the Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms replies to Darryl Plecas’ report last week but that news was basically buried by the return of the Legislature and the Speech from the Throne. We dig into all of those goodies.
Then, we turn our attention back to the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair and the Vice Admiral Norman pretrial hearings. Both cases are tied together by allegations of political interference in the otherwise nonpartisan public prosecution service.
We round out the episode with quick takes on the new Anti-SLAPP bill, ongoing challenges for BC crown corporations and a Supreme Court ruling reminding teachers not to spy on their students’ cleavage.
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Segment 1: Did anyone even read their reply?
Segment 2: “So much for the independence of the PPSC”
- Trudeau welcomes ethics commissioner probe
- Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet and her statement
- Liberal MP Wayne Long speaks out
- Is the Norman trial a bigger scandal?
- Bill 2 introduced to enact Anti-SLAPP law
- Eby changes ICBC rules around expert witnesses
- BC Hydro “Zapped” report
- Jagmeet Singh only party candidate to live in Burnaby South
- Arguments in carbon tax case
- Trolls use twitter to promote Rebel Media, stir up pipeline and immigration controversy
- SCC to teachers: Don’t film down your students’ shirts