On Day 27 of the Emergencies Act hearings, Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair was the first cabinet minister to testify and it was revealed he urged the government to “keep the language down” prior to the prime minister calling the Freedom Convoy a fringe minority with unacceptable views. Also, CSIS director David Vigneault confirmed that he advised Trudeau to invoke the never-before-used Act despite acknowledging that the Convoy did not meet the threshold of a national security threat.
Plus, from TERFS to Trump – a swath of big names, including some Canadians, are back on Twitter thanks to Elon Musk.
And despite reports that CSIS officials presented briefings to Trudeau and his cabinet in January, the prime minister is now claiming that he was never briefed on the fact that 11 candidates were suspected of benefitting from Chinese government interference during the 2019 election.
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