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Global Politics – A depressing day in Kabul, requires a public health agency probe, and Sunny O’Toole

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Global Politics – Politics Insider for Aug. 26: Canada’s leaves hundreds in the abet of in Afghanistan; the return of Ruth Ellen Brosseau; and would possibly perhaps well Singh abet O’Toole?

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The last Canadian evacuation flight from Kabul took off on Thursday, hours sooner than a suicide bomb killed 12 American troops and dozens of Afghans. With no extra flights, hundreds of Canadian nationals and Afghan refugees face an uncertain fate, the Globe experiences. The flights stopped because the U.S. mandatory the runway to withdraw 5,800 U.S. troops sooner than its Aug. 31 closing date, said Performing Chief of the Defence Workers Wayne Eyre.

“I realize the heartbreak of oldsters that weren’t in a situation to gain out,” said Justin Trudeau.

Opposition leaders attacked him, CTV experiences. Erin O’Toole: “Mr. Trudeau has wasted months with utter of no process and has now build aside us into an election when the problem has been in chaos. It’s heartbreaking and that’s every other clarification why we need management.” Jagmeet Singh: “It’s sad to claim that Canada has failed and Justin Trudeau knew about this reveal, knew about the concerns and didn’t act in a timely components and which potential that there’s going to be hundreds other folks now that are comely decided and no longer certain what’s going to happen to them.”

Kevin Newman, writing for the Line, has a gut-wrenching fable of 1 family’s strive to gain on the last airplane. On the time of writing, it changed into as soon as no longer decided whether they survived the bombing, which took build terminate to where that they had been ready.

In the Globe, John Ibbitson observes that all this execrable news would possibly perhaps well pose electoral considerations for Trudeau, whether or no longer it’s his fault.

Would the rescue mission be continuing any otherwise, were Mr. Trudeau and his ministers at their desks focused relentlessly on the airport in Kabul in build of campaigning? Who’s aware of? But Liberals now face a trifecta of accusations: that they known as an pointless election, that they known because it at the same time as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections gathers momentum, and that they known because it while a humanitarian crisis worsens in Afghanistan.

Ontario PCs on sidelines: Doug Ford has told his cupboard ministers no longer to campaign for federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. The Globe has the interior track.

Mr. Ford’s cupboard contributors are being told that if they wait on a neighborhood tournament on the same time as any of Mr. O’Toole’s candidates, they are no longer to put up any pictures or digital evidence to social media, basically based fully totally on one among the sources. The offer said Mr. Ford and his crew fabricate no longer comprise any deserve to enter the political fray over contentious points similar to vaccine passports …

The Superstar reported on Aug. 16 that Ford and Trudeau had agreed to a campaign truce.

Flags aloof down: Erin O’Toole said Thursday it’s time to draw terminate the Canadian flags which were at half-mast since Would possibly perhaps well, when unmarked graves were came all the scheme via terminate to the grounds of a B.C. residential college, the Canadian Press experiences. “I deem to recommit to Canada now we comprise got to be good ample with Canada,” O’Toole said. Garrison Sofa, the gigantic chief who represents northern First International locations in Manitoba, said inserting the flag abet up now would be premature.

Ryerson out: On Thursday, Ryerson University introduced this would possibly perhaps alternate its name, the Superstar experiences. It is miles named for Egerton Ryerson, one among the architects of Canada’s residential college machine. Protesters tore down his statue in June.

In the Globe, Tanya Talaga laments that Indigenous points haven’t featured prominently in this election.

As soon as extra, the pressing actuality of Indigenous difference in this land of hundreds is no longer the predominant level of interest of a federal election campaign–one that no-one mandatory, in the warmth of summer season, as a variant of COVID-19 spreads and wildfires proceed to burn in the West. I can also just no longer ever realize why other folks that purport to lead this country fail to glimpse clearly on the actuality of genocide and confront it head-on.

Probe sought: The Conservatives are inquiring for an investigation into whether there changed into as soon as “political interference” in the abet of the choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada to freeze COVID-19 briefings at some level of the election, World experiences. Conservative MP Michael Barrett wrote to the Privy Council Pains of job, accusing the Liberals of interfering for “partisan political reasons.”

One other crack at it: It appears like Ruth Ellen Brosseau, beforehand the accidental MP for Berthier–Maskinongé, is going to thunder on the present time that she’s going to survey her archaic job abet, La Presse experiences. English model.

Would possibly perhaps well Singh abet O’Toole? World’s David Akin has an enticing piece speculating on whether Singh would possibly perhaps well be open to working with O’Toole in the tournament that there would possibly perhaps be a minority government.

Singh, when requested Wednesday here, did no longer — as he did in 2019 — rule out working with the Conservative chief. He now sounds as if he is preserving all his alternatives open can comprise to he be main a minority government or working with one as a supporting accomplice. Singh did disclose the Toronto Superstar‘s editorial board in February, though, he wouldn’t work with O’Toole.  But now, he’s less equivocal. “We’ll glimpse at that as soon because it happens and kind choices that are in the handiest ardour of Canadians,” Singh said Wednesday.

Sunny O’Toole: In Maclean’s, Andrew MacDougall functions out that, to this level, O’Toole has projected a extra jubilant tone than Trudeau.

Bar the wonky Willy Wonka internet ad from the Conservative war room on the onset of the campaign, the Conservatives—and O’Toole himself—comprise kept issues largely above the belt. To the level where O’Toole would possibly perhaps well credibly decry the Liberal importation of ‘American-vogue’ politics into Canada following Chrystia Freeland’s foray into half-cocked hatchet jobs. We’re in bizarro land.

Is it time for Liberals to horror? The Superstar checks in with worried nellies, and Susan Delacourt has a considerable historical previous lesson, reminding readers of election campaigns in the previous when Liberals hit the horror button.

— Stephen Maher

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