Auditor General Karen Hogan has taken aim at the government’s multimillion-dollar boondoggle that is the ArriveCan app. Hogan’s report found that Canada’s paid too much, the public service didn’t ensure value for money, and the whole thing lacked even basic management and due diligence. True North’s Andrew Lawton asks whether anyone is surprised. Aaron Wudrick of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute joins to discuss.

Also, Health Canada officials floated a ban on smoking in private homes as an acceptable tobacco control measure ahead of a global World Health Organization summit.

Justin Trudeau has been so far silent on the attempted arson of a Regina Catholic church on the weekend. He can’t condemn vandalism and threats against other religious institutions quickly enough, but never wants to wade into assaults on Christians.

Plus, while CBC was complaining about budget woes, it was sending executives on high-flying foreign junkets. Kris Sims from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation returns to weigh in.



  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.