No public inquiry into foreign interference; bringing finer dining to the campfire stove; Senator Patrick Brazeau on Canada’s relationship with alcohol; and how the Colorado River deal could affect what we eat
Special rapporteur David Johnston has recommended against a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian politics, but highlighted “serious shortcomings” in how security agencies communicate intelligence to the government. Matt Galloway discusses Johnston’s findings with Tonda MacCharles, Ottawa bureau chief for the Toronto Star; and Dick Fadden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Then, in his new recipe book Cook It Wild, food writer and former restaurant critic Chris Nuttall-Smith aims to elevate campfire cooking from baked beans and hotdogs to dishes like paella and risotto.
Plus, Quebec Sen. Patrick Brazeau has often spoken about his struggles with alcohol and his path to sobriety. Now, he wants Canadians to think about their own relationship with drinking. He tells us why he’s pushing for health warning labels on alcoholic beverages.
And three U.S. states have reached a landmark deal to draw less water from the Colorado River, which is at risk of drying up due to drought and chronic overuse. We hear how that deal will affect agriculture and some of the food that reaches Canadian plates.