Top Bernier Adviser Calls Tory Leadership Vote a ‘Fiasco’: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Adviser’s broadside adds to the growing list of complaints about leadership vote

“Jay Hill, who was Mr. Bernier’s co-chair for Western Canada, posted a Facebook statement describing how he was unable to vote in the leadership contest, which was won by Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer by a razor-thin margin.

“‘Despite being a a member of one of the legacy parties since 1987 (The Reform Party of Canada), an MP for 17 years and a cabinet minister for PM Stephen Harper, AND contacting the party THREE times about my-yet-to-arrive ballot…I NEVER received a ballot,’ Mr. Hill said. ‘I wonder how many other members were left disenfranchised by this fiasco?'”

The Globe and Mail

2. Theresa May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation

“The British prime minister said she was looking at how to make it easier to deport foreign terror suspects and how to increase controls on extremists where it is thought they present a threat but there is not enough evidence to prosecute them.

“The last-ditch intervention comes after days of pressure on May over the policing cuts and questions over intelligence failures, following terror attacks on London Bridge, Manchester and Westminster.”

The Guardian

3. Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice in Flynn probe

“There will be much in former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming congressional testimony that will make the White House uncomfortable, but he will stop short of saying the president interfered with the agency’s probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told ABC News.”

ABC News

+1: Is this Michael Flynn’s secret Twitter account? – The Daily Beast

+1: The 27 words Trump wouldn’t say. Why Support for NATO’s Article 5 was removed from last Monday’s speech – Politico

4. Justin Trudeau is in your backyard right now

“Both Trump and Trudeau use social media to ‘authentically’ connect with millions of people. The difference is that Trump’s digital presence loudly draws attention to his singular self—the fact that he’s completely unhinged only adds to the effect. In contrast, Trudeau prefers to transiently occupy others’ communication channels in a sort of spectral charm offensive.”


5. Uber fires more than 20 employees in harassment probe

“Uber commissioned a pair of investigations after a widely circulated blog post written by a former employee in February alleged sexual harassment and discrimination.”