It's time for a general update of All Teh Things. Every so often, the opportunity presents itself to provide progress (or lack thereof) reports on those nagging things that governments like you to forget about.
Throw in a little irony and sarcasm and you have the perfect conditions for a review of the CPC "leadership" contest. Twelve of them, differentiated by degree of Harper/Trump/Thatcher/Reagan dogma they swear by and not much else. Where this supposed party "renewal" is, I haz no idea.
The Phoenix pay system disaster continues to consume time and money at an alarming rate. Lawsuits are on the way against the Federal government. Yet zero public discourse over the real problem. A lack of accountability, process and common sense within the upper civil service and Cabinet.
The Canadian Senate is nearing capacity with the nomination of 21 new selections under the newly established Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments. Is this new selection process less partisan? Is it truly open to all Canadians who meet the requirements? Well, yes...and no. Who are these 21 selections? We take a look.
And finally, a preview of next week's special anniversary return of Franke James to The View Up Here. It is long overdue and I am looking forward to it.