Trudeau Violated Ethics Laws With Aga Kahn Vacation: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Trudeau violated multiple conflict laws when he accepted a family holiday to Aga Khan’s island: ethics commissioner

“Conflict of Interest Commissioner Mary Dawson said Trudeau broke multiple conflict laws in accepting a family vacation at Bells Cay in December 2016.

“And in a report released Wednesday, she faulted the prime minister for hitching a ride on the Aga Khan’s private helicopter to get to the island.

“Trudeau knew well the extent of the Aga Khan’s official dealings with the federal government and that should have been a red flag, Dawson wrote.”

Toronto Star

2. U.S. Congress passes $1.5 trillion tax bill

“The tax rewrite is the biggest legislative achievement for Republicans since they gained full control of Congress and the White House. The tax bill delivers deep and permanent tax cuts for corporations while providing temporary tax cuts for individual taxpayers, including the wealthiest Americans.”

New York Times

3. Have Canada’s biggest grocer been fixing the price of bread?

“On Tuesday, Loblaws said it had participated in a scheme to set the price for certain baked goods for more than a decade, but would avoid punishment in the case because it had tipped off the competition watchdog once upper management became aware of it.

“Loblaws and bakery parent George Weston Co. were both involved in the practice, whereby baked good makers and grocery retailers would raise prices on certain items in conjunction with each other.”

CBC News

4. UK to guarantee high-speed internet to entire country

“The British government has said that it will guarantee a legal right to high-speed internet for all homes and businesses in the U.K. by 2020.

“The U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has committed to giving homes and businesses, regardless of location, the right to demand internet speeds of at least 10mbps, The Guardian reported Wednesday.”

The Hill

5. The anxiety of waiting to be laid off

“‘You’re supposed to be so loyal to these companies. You get trained to feel like you’re part of this team,’ she says. ‘But it was like a reminder of how, wow, truly no boss will ever care about you.'”

The Cut