Political panel, June 21: Here comes summer
If you're a parliamentarian, good news: summer vacation is finally here. The House of Commons adjourned this week, closing the door on a sitting that was fraught with acrimony. Even the final few days saw a new controversy erupt -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was accused of giving six friends a free New Year's vacation at the residence of Canada's high commissioner in London.
Today's also National Aboriginal Day...The Conservative convention will be getting underway next week...And Liberal MP Bob Rae retired from federal politics. So even with the House on summer break, there's plenty to talk about -- and we've assembled our political panel to sort it all out.