Ousted Senator Hits Back at ‘Inexperienced’ Andrew Scheer: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Lynn Beyak, booted from Tory caucus, goes after Andrew Scheer

“Senator Lynn Beyak is fighting back after Andrew Scheer booted her from Conservative caucus for “simply racist” posts on her website, disputing the Tory leader’s version of events and calling him an inexperienced leader who fell for a ploy from the opposition.”

The Globe and Mail

2. Mueller indicates he will likely seek interview with Trump

“Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has raised the likelihood with President Trump’s legal team that his office will seek an interview with the president, triggering a discussion among his attorneys about how to avoid a sit-down encounter or set limits on such a session, according to two people familiar with the talks.”

Washington Post

+1: Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster – Reuters

+1: Seb Gorka unwittingly confirms admin staff told to cooperate with Wolff – The Daily Beast

3. Clawing back employee perks after minimum wage hike ‘completely unacceptable,’ Ontario labour minister says

“Ontario is stepping up its enforcement of the workplace changes that came in under Bill 148 — including the minimum wage hike — Ontario’s labour minister said Monday, adding that it is “completely unacceptable” for businesses to respond to the changes by clawing back employee pay or benefits.”

CBC News

4. TTC prepares ‘Plan B’ after delays to Bombardier streetcar order

“The new acting head of the TTC has split with his former boss and admitted the transit agency is preparing for the possibility Bombardier will be unable to deliver the entirety of the city’s new streetcar fleet by the end of next year.

“In a wide-ranging interview in the seventh-floor corner office at TTC headquarters recently vacated by former chief executive officer Andy Byford, acting CEO Rick Leary said he was “putting a Plan B together” in the event the streetcar order is not completed as scheduled.”

Metro Toronto

5. Saskatchewan will sell legal weed in private stores and online

“Saskatchewan will hand control over recreational cannabis distribution to private retail stores, the government said on Monday. The prairie province is taking a different approach to legalization from Ontario and Quebec where recreational marijuana will be sold through government-controlled stores.”

Vice News