Opposition parties are expected to continue hammering Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, on the heels of a particularly raucous Question Period. Yesterday’s session was so turbulent that Conservative M-P Blake Richards was booted from the House of Commons for heckling. The Tories are demanding Morneau’s resignation over conflict-of-interest allegations that have been dogging the finance minister for weeks. The latest questions focus on revelations that his father sold off millions in shares of the family company just before a major tax announcement in 2015.
Sportsnet baseball analyst Gregg Zaun has been fired due to what the network’s parent company calls “inappropriate behaviour and comments.” The president of Rogers Media says in a statement that the company received complaints from “multiple female employees” this week. Zaun played 16 seasons in the major leagues, including five years for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2004 to 2008.
A new report suggests mislabelled fish is being sold by Ottawa restaurants, sushi vendors and grocery stores. Oceana Canada says it tested 22 restaurants, 12 sushi vendors and 10 grocery stores in Ottawa based on their popularity and their proximity to Parliament Hill, government offices and media headquarters. The independent charity says 45 of the 98 samples tested last July were mislabelled. One-third of mislabelled items were deemed “suspicious substitutions,” with the name on the menu or label not matching the type of fish being sold.
The Federal Court of Appeal is set to decide today whether Canada’s largest real estate board must open up access to its home sales data. The decision is expected to have ramifications for how other real estate boards provide services to customers online. Last April, the Competition Tribunal ruled that the Toronto Real Estate Board stifled innovation by prohibiting its realtor members from posting sales data on their websites.