Xtra
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More crumbling infrastructure

A section of a tunnel in Montreal collapsed over the weekend, which I’m sure will reignite the debate over the Champlain
Bridge and other crumbling pieces of infrastructure in that city. In fact, if we had question period today, we could start a new round of a drinking game about
it. But I guess we’ll have to wait for September to play.

Just to convince you that it's really
looking out for your interests by releasing the names and photos of “suspected war criminals,” the government is sharing some of their stories, such as Jose Domingo Malaga Arica, who appears to have done bad things. Apparently, if one is a bad apple, they must all be.

Nycole Turmel is becoming the
Conservatives’ number one target.

Here’s a look at Jack Layton’s core team of advisors, who engineered his leadership and rise.

Here’s a reminder about the way the Harper cabinet works. The full cabinet meets in secret only two or three times a year
(unlike under Chrétien, when it was weekly), and all of the work is
done by cabinet committees, also in secret. Sensing a pattern here?

Susan Delacourt looks at Sheila Copps’s potential bid for the Liberal Party presidency.

NDP MP Ryan Cleary was denied a visit to
the military base in Gander, despite having been invited by a senior official there. Cleary says that Peter MacKay is playing politics, and he’s
probably right.

CSIS and the Security Intelligence
Review Committee are at odds over whether or not CSIS engages in “disruption”
while investigating terror threats. SIRC says it does, while CSIS
insists it doesn't, and it all heads up the chain to the minister’s office.

The Canadian Forces is looking to update its uniform designs, for those of you who are into uniforms.

And Bill Siksay was featured in the
Vancouver Pride parade for his work on the trans rights bill (not that the Georgia Straight
could get its facts correct on what actually happened).

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