Blair attends a news conference on June 9, 2020 in Ottawa (CP/Adrian Wyld)

The Nova Scotia shooting ‘review’ and the deafness of government

Paul Wells: Everyone was demanding a public inquiry. What we got was something zero people asked for—a toothless, rickety review panel.

The art of asking good questions

Prof. Pettigrew explains his “no… yes… ummm?” method


‘I will leave it to others to assess the full impact of these events’

Brian Mulroney releases a statement in response to the Oliphant report.


‘These dealings do not reflect the highest standards of conduct’

Justice Oliphant’s public statement on his findings in the matter of Brian Mulroney and Karlheinz Schreiber is here.


New edition

The Colvin Encyclopedia is now fully updated. Meanwhile, in an op-ed yesterday, Eugene Lang and Eric Morse doubled down and called for an inquiry into the entire Afghanistan mission.


‘We have in front of us a dilemma’

Yesterday’s House debate on an Afghanistan inquiry begins here, with contributions from Paul Dewar, Peter MacKay, Ujjal Dosanjh, Bob Rae, Jack Harris and Lawrence Cannon, among others. After turning to other business, the House resumed debate here. One argument of note: Peter MacKay would seem to agree with Gen. Michel Gauthier’s contention that the situation somehow falls outside the Geneva Conventions.


For the record

In case you were wondering, the House of Commons, by a vote of 146 to 129, approved the following motion this evening.