5 things to know for Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former principal secretary Gerald Butts will tell his side of the SNC-Lavalin scandal today with sources telling CTV News that Trudeau is considering delivering a message of contrition in the coming days. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
1. SNC-Lavalin case: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering next steps in attempting to manage the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair, including taking responsibility for how the scandal has been handled.
2. Top bureaucrat: Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick's role in informing Canadians about concerning online behaviour during the next federal election is being questioned following his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin affair.
3. Billionaires list: Of the 45 Canadians on Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires, Toronto media mogul David Thomson comes in at the top with a net worth of US$32.5 billion.
4. Olive oil: An Italian labour group is warning that the country's supply of olive oil could be exhausted by next month, sparking concerns of shortages and price increases in Canada.
5. Uber options: A Seattle Uber driver is going beyond the call of duty, offering all of his customers a "ride menu" with five options ranging from standup jokes to complete silence.
One more thing…
Pension mistake: A recently retired Ontario man was shocked when he received a letter mistakenly saying that his pension payments will be $60,000 a month instead of the $600 he anticipated.