Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Andrew Scheer calls on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign amid ‘cloud of suspicion’
“At issue is a Conservative claim Morneau unloaded tens of thousands of shares in his family’s human resources company, Morneau Shepell, days before the Liberal government introduced legislation to raise taxes on the country’s highest earners.
“Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre has asked Morneau repeatedly if it was he who sold roughly 680,000 shares in November 2015, shortly before Bill C-2, the legislation that hiked the highest income bracket, was tabled in Parliament.”
– CBC News
2. Trump shares inflammatory anti-Muslim videos, and Britain’s leader condemns them
“At least one of the videos, however, did not show a “Muslim migrant,” as it claimed, but a teenage boy who was born in the Netherlands, according to Dutch authorities. The other two showed incidents in Syria and Egypt in 2013 without any explanation of the context of the political unrest then taking place in those countries.”
+1: From Daniel Dale: The obvious truth behind Trump’s retweets – The president of the United States is an unapologetic anti-Muslim bigot – Toronto Star
+1: From Chris Cillizza: Is Donald Trump losing control? – CNN
3. Trudeau taps Alberta judge for Supreme Court upsetting Indigenous leaders
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated former law dean and current judge Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court, dashing hopes from Indigenous leaders that someone from their community would be offered the open seat on Canada’s highest court.”
4. What if autonomous cars just never happen?
“More and more semi-autonomous cars cruise on the road every day, and yet the more time I spend testing these driver-assisted vehicles, the more I think that full autonomy may never, ever happen.”
5. Trixie Mattel is for men (and women and kids)
“You can get eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race—or in Trixie Mattel’s case, eliminated twice—but it won’t stop a diva from striking success. With a hilarious YouTube series turned full-blown show on Viceland, Trixie Mattel is part of a movement that proves drag isn’t just a niche curiosity. It’s entertainment for everyone.”