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G7 LEADERS AGREE ON COUNTERTERRORISM, BUT ..
TRUMP CLASHES ON TRADE & CLIMATE

Will Trudeau Gov't finally cancel Irving's out-of-control shipbuilding deal ?
GOOD GRIEF, YET MORE IRVING SHIPBUILDING DELAYS
Shed a tear for the public treasury on a day when Reuters reports Canada has posted a $22 Billion deficit. A public treasury threadbare at best. A public treasury that demands value for money on all massive government procurement projects. Yet, once again, 'Big Bad Jim' Irving's multi-billion dollar shipbuilding program has been rocked by yet another delay. Hard to believe there will be absolutely no cost implications. But who know what the actual costs on this crazy project will be at the end of the day. Irving ain't divulging, neither is Trudeau. So much for the much-vaunted concept of transparency. This time the delay comes as a result of the controversial decision by the government in letting Irving manage the competition for the design of the ship ('NatPost: Canadian warship project a mess'). With Irving's costs now spiraling from $26 BILLION to a whopping $40 BILLION (almost twice Canada's national deficit !) - - and with whistleblower & national hero Vice-Admiral Mark Norman left twisting in the wind (CBC) - the question is whether Justin Trudeau will instruct his embattled DND Minister Harjit Sajjan to finally trash the entire program in his forthcoming 'Defence Policy Review', which by some curious twist of fate is now expected to focus on personnel instead of equipment (CBC), of all things. Or will Treasury Board President Scott Brison work to make sure that doesn't happen ? And why has everyone's pal 'Big Bad Jim' Irving failed to respond to the critically-important questions posed to him in our letter the other day ? Jim, where are you ? Bermuda ? Transparency, please ! Developing ..

CANADA POSTS $22 BILLION DEFICIT

SENATE GETS SET TO ROLL INTO UNION STATION

LATE BALLOTS FRUSTRATE TORY VOTERS
Conservative leadership camps scramble for final votes amid ballot snags


Next year's G7 to be in Charlevoix, Quebec


NATO to be full member of global coalition against ISIS


Will intelligence leaks sink US-UK relationship ?
How Theresa May weaponized Trump's latest scandal
France's Macron unshaken by Trump power grip


FBI probes Trump's son-in-law
Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation


Will Brexit drive Northern Ireland out of United Kingdom ?


High hopes for Pope Francis visit to Colombia


dozens dead ..
Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack


After Senators eliminated ..
Canada changes the channel on hockey


Jean-Paul Riopelle record smashed at auction


BC's Clark gets first change to govern - but for how long ?


not so fair, after all
Wynne defends indefensible hydro costs scandal


the media should know better
Why do we keep falling for Trudeau's PR ?


Civil war in the Oilpatch
What the CAPP is going on ?


Rinaldo, Ottawa's iconic hairdresser to the stars, dead at 82


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