Prime Minister Harper has formally extended the invitation for Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Canada, seeing as she is an honorary citizen (though she’s unlikely to accept the invitation because if she were to leave Burma, she likely wouldn’t be allowed back in). And because Harper is so classy and wasn’t playing politics at all with this, he thanked Jack Layton for his constructive suggestion in extending the invitation.
The governor general, David Johnston, has said that there’s nothing wrong with coalitions, and that he will speak out if he feels the country is heading in the wrong direction, but in a “thoughtful and deliberate manner.”
The Globe and Mail finds it curious that three of the government watchdogs created by the Harper government have yet to find fault with the operation of government – whether it was a spectacularly bad appointment (public service integrity commissioner), one who interprets the rules so very narrowly that nothing seems to apply (conflict of interest and ethics commissioner), or a host of other reasons (lobbying commissioner).
Here’s a deeper look into those WikiLeaks that said that Jim Prentice was about to regulate the tar sands. Apparently parsing the language a little more suggests that he wasn’t necessarily, despite what certain media outlets reported.
And the Toronto Star gives us a glimpse of Conservative MP Bob Sopuck, a “right-wing environmentalist” who sounds more like a conservationist, and there is very much a difference.