'Protest Papers' offer rare insight into the thinking of CSIS agents, as well as concerns among civil society groups that their organizations may be spied on, and even infiltrated, by government security forces.
Canada's justice minister and independent prosecutors strongly denied political interference Wednesday in the case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, in the face of continued accusations by the opposition in the House of Commons.
Loblaw Companies denies that the grant to make their fridges more energy efficient was awarded because of lobbying or preferential treatment, and the lobbyists in question say they never lobbied the government over the program on behalf of the company.
Instead of disappearing, the missing message that senior officials tried to delete mushroomed into a series of controversial stories about the regulator, along with an investigation led by the Office of the Information Commissioner, about whether the National Energy Board broke the law in an effort to hide embarrassing secrets.
The Liberal government plans a $22 million upgrade of the Phoenix pay system’s software that the late auditor general Michael Ferguson warned could pose a “significant risk” and trigger a new wave of pay errors for Canada’s public servants.
Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former attorney general, warned Canada's top civil servant against political interference in a 17-minute phone call last December, less than a month before she was demoted in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet.
The documents, part of a PowerPoint presentation obtained by The Canadian Press, describe something called "Plan B" — what Montreal-based SNC might have to do if it can't convince the government to grant a so-called remediation agreement to avoid criminal proceedings in a fraud and corruption case related to projects in Libya.