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Ottawa Bureau Chief @GlobalNews @GlobalNational Host of @TheWestBlock. Journalist with a curious mind. Political journalism, defence & foreign policy. Pro otter

Ottawa, ON
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Kristy Kirkup
2 days ago
As one of her first orders of business at Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu will be responsible for responding to whether Ottawa appeals or accepts a landmark Federal Court ruling on Indigenous child welfare. A decision must be taken by Friday. Many will be watching. #cdnpoli
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David Akin 🇨🇦
2 days ago
Downtown Toronto — the Yonge Street corridor in particular — is the big cabinet winner: from south to north - Toronto Centre (Ien), Uni-Rosedale (Freeland), St Pauls (Bennett), Eg-Law (Mendicino)
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@DonMartinCTV
Don Martin
2 days ago
Having Steven Guilbeault in environment and former Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in Natural Resources is not going to impress Alberta one bit.
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Amanda Connolly
2 days ago
BREAKING: After months of criticism over his handling of the military sexual misconduct crisis, Harjit Sajjan will no longer serve as the minister of national defence – Anita Anand is taking over the role.
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Abigail Bimman
2 days ago
NEW: Trudeau names bigger 38+PM cabinet. Out: Garneau, Chagger, Carr. In: 9 new faces. Biggest moves include Duclos to health, Anand to defence, Joly to foreign affairs. New positions include mental health, housing. Full list 👇
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Brian Platt
9 days ago
It is endlessly frustrating that every government department/agency has a battalion of media relations staff who now greatly outnumber reporters (and are often much better paid), and yet are frequently unable to provide responses on the same day a media request is made.
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Neetu Garcha
10 days ago
.@Tkemlups Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir has arrived at the Powwow Arbour with Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau.
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Rachel Gilmore
10 days ago
Facebook seems to be painting a standard embargo agreement as something sneaky or scandalous in this tweet. Based on this level of preemptive defensiveness, I am ITCHING to read about these leaked documents!
@fbnewsroom
Facebook Newsroom
10 days ago
Right now 30+ journalists are finishing up a coordinated series of articles based on thousands of pages of leaked documents. We hear that to get the docs, outlets had to agree to the conditions and a schedule laid down by the PR team that worked on earlier leaked docs.
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Mercedes Stephenson
10 days ago
ICYMI my interview with Navy Lt Heather Macdonald who says ‘several’ witnesses corroborated her sexual misconduct allegation against Admiral McDonald. Global News spoke to one of those witnesses who says Heather Macdonald is telling the truth
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Mercedes Stephenson
10 days ago
Note: reporting on sexual misconduct in the military somehow makes me an “enemy of the people.” Do the individuals behind these accounts not see how Trumpian this makes them sound?
@gorvin1971
Gorvin
10 days ago
@MercedesGlobal @GlobalNational I see it is discredit the military again, looks like some politicians are getting very nervous and have directed their #EnemyOfThePeople #fakenews puppets to attack again
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Mercedes Stephenson
10 days ago
#Breaking A Navy officer who was on board HMCS Montreal the night Lt(N) Heather Macdonald alleges Adm Art McDonald sexually assaulted her says he was an eye witness and Heather Macdonald is telling the truth. He gave a report to CFNIS. Macdonald joins us tonight @GlobalNational
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Mercedes Stephenson
11 days ago
Visit home paused for a special assignment in Victoria BC.
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Mercedes Stephenson
11 days ago
Speaking to the level of transparency in the ATIP process…
@timsayle
☠️Tim "Skeleton Records Section" Sayle☠️
12 days ago
Shout out to the absolute legends @PrivyCouncilCA who found two sections of the Access to Information Act they think apply to a statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in the House of Commons. I just... don't know what to say. They actually sanitized Hansard. #cdnfoi
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Mercedes Stephenson
13 days ago
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@amandacconn
Amanda Connolly
13 days ago
OK so get this. Last week, Trudeau said the Canadian military "still doesn't get it" when it comes to the need to tackle sexual misconduct in its ranks. Today, in light of the news Arbour currently has no plans to issue an interim report on this, I asked PMO a simple question.
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@sarryanny
SarryAnny
13 days ago
Next time you want to use the term witch hunt read this first and then think really hard if this is your lived experience 1/3
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Mercedes Stephenson
13 days ago
Also its not it’s, I know.
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@NeetuGarcha
Neetu Garcha
13 days ago
NEW: Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau is set to meet with @Tkemlups Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir in her community on Monday. This comes after two invitations were ignored by the PM and he apologized for spending the first national holiday dedicated to reconciliation on vacation in Tofino.
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Mercedes Stephenson
13 days ago
I’ve covered the military for a long time. I have seen it’s foibles. Never did I think we would see a day with two simultaneous 4 leaf/star Generals arguing over who is the real CDS should be. Much less in public. The only person who decides who the CDS is, is the PM.
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