Weekend Reads Pedro Castillo is sworn in before his new Council of Ministers
RCMP running short of officers to protect cabinet ministers from a growing number of threats
The RCMP's close protection unit is running short of the specialized officers it needs to protect elected officials, undermining its ability to respond to federal ministers' growing demands for security services, new figures show. In the Ottawa region alone, 75 positions out of a total of 315 in the RCMP's protection unit are unstaffed — a vacancy rate of 24 per cent — according to data obtained by Radio-Canada. Similar vacancy rates afflict the RCMP's close protection units in other parts of the country, the RCMP said.
the Peruvian President, Pedro Castillo, took oath to his new council Ministers, which will be made up of almost all ministers of the previous government, with the exception of only six changes.
A few hours after having taken an oath to Betssy Chávez as a new Prime Minister of Peru following the resignation of Aníbal Torres, Mr. Castillo appointed those responsible for the 18 portfolios that will compose his government, according to "La República".
The changes concern Oliverio Muñoz as a new Minister of Energy and Mines, replacing Alessandra Herrera; Eduardo Mora Aznarán at the head of the Ministry of Production, replacing Jorge Prado; and Cinthyia Lindo as Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, of which the predecessor was the vice-president Dina Boluarte.
Cabinet ministers given suite of options in first week of 'Freedom Convoy' protest
OTTAWA — The federal government's deputy secretary on emergency preparedness says cabinet was presented with an ever-expanding menu of options to help resolve the growing protests blockading Ottawa streets and border crossings across the country last winter. Jacqueline Bogden is testifying at the Public Order Emergency Commission, which is scrutinizing the events and advice that led to the Liberals' mid-February decision to invoke the Emergencies Act. Bogden says once it became clear protesters did not plan to leave downtown Ottawa, several cabinet ministers convened to review what the federal government could contribute to end the blockades.
Similarly, Heidy Juárez, deputy for Podemos Perú, has taken oath as Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations; Juan Rodo Altamirano has taken an oath as Minister of Agrarian Development and Irrigation; Silviana Robles, by Perú Libre, as Minister of Culture, according to a press release from the executive.
The rest of the portfolios has remained unchanged, in particular that of César Landa, who will continue to lead the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that of Daniel Barragán as Minister of Defense and that of Willy Huerta as Minister of the Interior.
The renewal of the Council of Ministers follows the refusal of the Congress to support the proposal of the now ex-Prime Minister Aníbal Torres to reform the Appeals Appeals, with which the executive intended to repeal law 31399, a regulation which, Since the beginning of 2022, has hoped the convocation of a popular vote.
Top federal bureaucrat ordered staff to 'leave no stone unturned' to find ways to end protests
OTTAWA — Canada’s highest-ranking civil servant testified she told her deputies to “leave no stone unturned” in finding ways to end Freedom Convoy protests, including blocking cell phones, shutting down gas stations and using the Emergencies Act. Clerk of the privy council Janice Charette told the Emergencies Act Inquiry on Friday that her department considered that Freedom Convoy protests across the country constituted a national security threat, despite the fact the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) never found one. She said that although protests began in Ottawa on the weekend of Jan. 29, she got more directly involved in the response on Feb.
This measure, adopted by the opposition to the congress, withdrew to the National Jury of the Elections (JNE) the power to submit to the referendum important questions for the citizens of Peru, obliging the organization to have the proposal of the proposal to have the proposal of vote by the congress.
The Head of Government had hoped to render the JNE the power to convene a referendum without going through the approval of the Parliament, which the Congress office categorically rejected Thursday.
"The Council of Presidency decided by majority to reject the question of confidence raised by the president of the Council of Ministers because it is prohibited to raise a question of confidence, as established by the Constitutional Court," said the president From Congress, José Williams, in comments reported by RPP.
The head of the Peruvian Parliament justified his decision by affirming that the proposal of the Prime Minister of the country, Aníbal Torres, goes beyond the constitutional and legal framework because it bypassing the congress, which would represent "a serious alteration" of the State and the separation of powers.
For this same government proposal, the opposition filed a constitutional complaint against President Pedro Castillo, the Prime Minister and the Ministers of the entire executive power, alleging that they have raped several articles of the Constitution.
The Cédéao defines terrorism and putschs as priorities of the Abuja summit .
© AFP - Nipah Dennis Like those of Mali and Guinea, the seat of Burkina Faso at the Cédéao is empty since the putsch of January 24. While opening the 62nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) on Sunday, December 4 in Abuja, work on the ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Ministers of the Ministers of the Ministers of the Council The institution ended in the Nigerian capital on Friday.