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Political Panel: November 2013 Archives

Political panel, Nov 29: BlackBerry Messenger secrecy concerns

A government watchdog is hung up over the government's potentially secretive use of BlackBerry Messenger -- and speaking of secrets, critics of the Tories say there are plenty where it concerns the senate scandal. That and more, on this week's political panel.

 

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Political panel, Nov 22: And yet more senate scandal

What exactly did the Prime Minister know about the Mike Duffy scandal? It's the question that reporters and opposition have been firing for weeks now, and this week, those questions have intensified as the RCMP expanded its probe into the $90,000 the PM's chief of staff gave to Senator Duffy.

 

But what was the Prime Minister's role when it comes to the senate committee report, and the relationship with Deloitte? Joining us now to talk about what has been another very busy week in politics was our political panel -- this week, Glen McGregor and Elizabeth Thompson.

 

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Political Panel, Nov 15: tension between the provinces and the feds

The provinces and the feds are butting heads on a lot of issues these days. First, the thorny question of the Senate, and the federal government's push for reform; we talked earlier this week about the Supreme Court hearings on that topic. But that's not the only bee in the provinces' bonnet.

 

The premiers met as a group today to talk about many other points of contention, from job training programs to foreign investment. Meantime, back on Parliament Hill, preparations are underway for several byelections - including one in Ford country.

 

And speaking of elections...a judge lifted a publication ban today in the case of misleading robocalls in the 2011 campaign. Our political panel is in to help us sort through it all...

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