Dispatch from The Front Lines: Memories of the convoy
Ottawa revists the (recent) past. Alberta's new premier re-enters reality. Elon Musk screws up. And more!
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Also, on a semi-related note, in our dispatch of two weeks ago, we challenged the readers to write to us if any of them had ever experienced a worse first month on the job than new British Prime Minister Liz Truss. Tens of thousands of people read that article; we received zero claims to having had a worse month. And her luck hasn’t improved since!
One final note: we haven’t done one of our live broadcasts in a while, and we’re going to do one this month. We’re going to specifically do it telethon-style, and mercilessly hit you up for money while entertaining you and drinking. We’ll provide more details on that front soon. But we welcome any suggestions for topics and/or guests.
Please enjoy this week’s dispatch video.
Also: podcast version is here!
This week, after a delay forced by a medical emergency, the Public Order Emergency Commission officially began in Ottawa. Under the Emergencies Act, a review commission is legally required after the act is invoked. There will be a fairly aggressive deadline on the commission's work; the review must be complete, by statute, within one year of the act being invoked.