This is the week that was -

This is the week that was

Aaron Wherry sums up 7 days in 3 paragraphs and 43 links


Mark Carney’s consideration of the Liberal leadership was cause for questions and concerns. The Bank of Canada found no problem with Mr. Carney’s stay at Scott Brison’s house. British MPs reacted and awaited their opportunity to question the governor. John Geddes considered the rules that apply. Jim Flaherty didn’t have much to say publicly, but he was apparently concerned. And Mr. Carney walked into a bar.

Kevin Page considered the F-35 experience. The Prime Minister offered his version of events. Brian Jean worried about the cost of accountability. Brent Rathgeber considered saving the Stanley Cup. Justin Trudeau angered Catholics and God apparently felt it necessary to intervene. The Prime Minister made the end-of-the-year rounds. Marc Garneau considered gun control. Larry Miller invoked a bad precedent. Carolyn Bennett and Thomas Mulcair wrote to the Prime Minister. Pat Martin tweeted a tirade. LaVar Payne was unimpressed. Mr. Martin quit Twitter. Vic Toews scolded. Helene Laverdiere and Julian Fantino debated the mission of CIDA. The New Democrats celebrated their year, while MPs conveyed their holiday greetings and Pierre Dionne Labelle sang.

We talked to Bob Rae and looked closer at Thomas Mulcair’s responses to questions about carbon pricing. Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Manitoba responded to our question about pricing carbon, while Quebec moved forward with its cap-and-trade plans. Wab Kinew explained the Idle No More movement as protests reached the Hill. Kevin Milligan considered the future of pensions. The At Issue panel considered the state of our democracy. Kevin Page considered his purpose. And Stephen Harper tweeted with Homer Simpson.