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Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round-Up: June 5 to June 11

Canadians landing at Juno Beach, June 6, 1944

Sunday, June 5 | Globe and MailHarper’s Throne Speech delays dealing with hard decisions

“Financial crises are a real drag. They pull down economies very quickly, but recovery is prolonged, tough and uncertain. That tough recovery provides the context for Friday’s Speech from the Throne and, more important, Monday’s budget.”

Monday, June 6 | New York TimesThe Keystone XL as Environmental Cudgel

“As I noted in Tuesday’s article about Canada’s contingency plans should the Keystone XL pipeline be vetoed, the project has become a surrogate for the American debate on Canada’s oil sands development.”

Tuesday, June 7 | Toronto StarBudget 2.0: Scant gain, future pain

“Tempting as it might be to shrug off Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s revised 2011 budget as an exercise in icing the puck, Budget 2.0 doesn’t deserve a wave off. Not even during Canucks/Bruins playoff fever when the whole country is cheerfully distracted.”

Wednesday, June 8 | National PostPoliteness, insincerity break out in Commons

“…While, on the evidence of Tuesday’s Question Period, the cross-party decorum is no more sincere than a typical non-answer to a typical non-question, it appeared that Jack Layton’s edict that the members of the NDP would refrain from heckling and taunting has, so far, had a positive effect.”

Thursday, June 9 | The Canadian PressToronto police officer charged with assault causing bodily harm in G20 incident

“In a case that has been closed and reopened several times, the province’s police watchdog said Friday that a Toronto officer faces an assault charge related to the arrest of a G20 protester.”

Friday, June 10 | CBC.caAuditor general questions G8 funding defence

“Acting auditor general John Wiersema is questioning the government’s assertion that a border congestion fund is often used for projects that are not in border communities. Wiersema expressed his concern Friday, a day after he tabled former auditor general Sheila Fraser’s final report on G8 and G20.”

Saturday, June 11 | National Post – Quebec’s ‘honeymoon with NDP will pass,’ Harper says

“In his keynote address at the Conservative convention, Stephen Harper said that Quebec’s flirtation with the NDP would not last and that the Conservatives will benefit at the next election.”

About awreeves

Editor-in-chief at Alternatives Journal. Author of 'Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian carp Crisis'.


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