Inflation hits a 30 year high as Trudeau plans to bring in 400k immigrants per year, Edmonton’s police force owns a plane, and the Coastal Gaslink project is under attack. Also, Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act to freeze protestors’ bank accounts.
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“If we’re not ready to significantly increase our ambition when it comes to immigration, we are going to be in a position where our economy will suffer, and it could put into jeopardy so many of the public services and social supports that make me very proud to be Canadian.” – Liberal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, on justifying his government’s plan to bring in 1.3M immigrants over the next 3 years.
Hosts: Shane and Patrick
- Canada’s inflation rate rises to 5.1% — highest since 1991
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- Edmonton police insist airplane is not secret — it’s just not publicized
- Violent overnight attack at Coastal GasLink site leaves workers shaken, millions in damage
- Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters’ bank accounts
- Word of the Week: Attack
Re: inflation at 5.1% part of podcast.
I think it is important to flag to listeners that the Bank of Canada is supposed to be independent from the federal government. However, I felt this weeks podcast did not make that explicitly clear, but muddled the responsibility somewhere between Trudeau and bank policy makers. Trudeau would be over reaching if he were to try to influence the decisions of the BoC interest rates path, harkeaning back to Trump’s multiple attempts to sway decisions of the Fed and to remove Jerome Powell from being the Fed Chair.