Paul Vieira

Paul Vieira

Ottawa correspondent for @WSJ; Real Madrid fan; father to Isaac & Alex; news tips to or WhatsApp/Signal, 613-698-6490.

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New entry into the, Canada ATIP is broken, annals. It took a govt dept 5 months to fulfill a request for copies of previously released ATIPs. The documents are of no use now as story has been written. CC @withfilesfrom  @Justin_Ling  @davidakin 

Via @mindingottawa : Lawful but offensive Twitter posts are undermining Canada’s democracy, officials in Canada's heritage department said in a briefing note. The briefing note provided no examples.

Oral histories of children being awakened in the middle of the night to help dig graves, along with a juvenile rib bone and tooth found near a residential school, were part of the evidence that led to the discovery of over 200 unmarked graves near Kamloops

"Things are not going well for the Canada's Conservative Party at the moment — and it would do them no favours to pretend their polling numbers aren’t as problematic as they are."

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins tweeted, then deleted, this message: “Never thought I would say this, but being put in a position to hurt my team because I don’t want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the NFL.”

This is mostly a provincial issue, however. The PM has deferred to the provinces.

When it comes to Aaron Rogers saga, perhaps the wise philosopher Ted DiBiasie had a point: Everyone has a price.


Earlier Friday, Moody's warned Canada it wanted details on how Ottawa planned to finance its recovery plan. Now, Fitch Ratings -- which stripped Canada of its triple-A in June -- warns of a further downgrade, and anticipates deficit in FY21-22 to widen further. On WSJ wires:

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“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” Pope Francis said. “They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it.”

JUST IN, via @CanadianPress : 'The leader of the Bloc Quebecois says he will try to trigger an election in October unless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Katie Telford, the prime minister's chief of staff, all resign.

Canada's Liberal Govt said Monday it would ignore the advice of a top panel of scientists that recommended the Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC, in partnership with Oxford University, not be administered to people 65 years of age and older.

If Liberal MPs don't demand Canada PM Trudeau resignation after WE Charity uproar, then they are signaling they are comfortable with corruption, says outgoing Canada Tory leader Andrew Scheer.

A Canada ATIP officer asked @globeandmail  not to report from the unexpurgated documents, saying they contain “confidential and secret classified information that should not have been released outside of government”