Canada Libya: Tensile situation after the postponement of the Prime Minister's visit to Benghazi
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The federal government is betting that its massive new spending measures will stoke enough economic growth to outpace ballooning public debts, setting the stage for a race that will drag on for years following the COVID-19 pandemic. Ottawa’s big bet comes as some experts warn that the Liberal government’s 2021 budget may have placed too little emphasis on spurring business investment — particularly that of large corporations — that could in turn limit Canada’s productive capacity in coming years. The latest budget numbers show a swelling federal debt load that will double to $1.4 trillion by 2026, up from $721 billion before the pandemic.
The incident that prevented the visit of the Acting Libyan Prime Minister in Benghazi Sunday, April 25 awakes the fears of a return to the departure box in Libya. The postponement of this visit occurred as a result of a dispute regarding the safety of the airport in Benghazi when the government arrives. Under the control of the forces of Khalifa Hatar, the airport security officials refused to delegate this mission to Tripoli.
Since this incident, the tension has mounted a notch between the two rival camps that had reached a political agreement last fall. For the first time since the installation of the Government of National Union at the end of March, a chain of hostile declarations took place.
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The prime minister’s chief adviser was aware of allegations of “personal misconduct” involving the country’s former top military commander, a House of Commons committee was told today.The Commons defence committee is looking into who in the Liberal government knew about a claim of sexual misconduct involving retired general Jonathan Vance when it was first raised three years ago by Canada's former military ombudsman.
Since its election by the Libyan political forum, last February, at the head of an interim government Abdelhamid Dbeibah has been able to restore a semblance of confidence in Libyans who then hated a corrupt and gangrenious political class by struggles for power." Calm the game "
It avoided many traps and managed to obtain the confidence of Parliament in its governmental training. But the expectations of Libyans are enormous and challenges too. His meeting with the strong man, Khalifa Hatar was expected as much as he had not moved to Benghazi for the passing of power with the East Government, which had been reproached for him.
The postponement of his visit this time has thrown oil on the fire. "It's an irresponsible way" vis-à-vis Benghazi announced Khaled Tordjoman, head of a political party of this city. For its part, the Deputy Prime Minister accuses Marshal Hatar forces to ban members of the government to tread Benghazi's soil.
rare were the voices that called the government to "calm the game" or "use of wisdom".
According to several observers, all this is only the illustration of what is at the origin of the Libyan crisis: a fierce struggle of armed groups for legality and power.
Kelly McParland: 'Shhhh. Don't tell the prime minister …' .
One of these days, senior Liberals and key advisers in Ottawa need to start telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what goes on in his government. At the moment, he’s being left sadly ill-informed. No one tells him anything. He seems, with surprising frequency, to end up lost in the dark when important matters pop up. Gerald Butts — his friend, principal secretary and top aide at the time — neglected to tell him that Jody Wilson-Raybould was getting upset about people interfering in her job as attorney general, or warn him she might resign if he demoted her. Nobody told him it was a bad idea to visit India dressed as a Bollywood star.