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Saturday, January 8

Carlyle Group Member Canada's New US Ambassador

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Wake up and smell the creeping fascism, Canada.

“A healthy opportunity should be afforded for the qualifications of candidates to be reviewed, by the appropriate standing committee, before final confirmation,” Martin said.

Layton and McDonough agree, saying McKenna’s rumoured appointment is why such scrutiny needs to occur. He is not a career diplomat, as is the tradition for ambassadors to the U.S., and has significant connections with powerful corporations driving many conservative policy choices. One such connection is to the controversial Carlyle Group, a Washington investment firm with extremely close ties to the Bush family. “A healthy opportunity should be afforded for the qualifications of candidates to be reviewed, by the appropriate standing committee, before final confirmation,” Martin said.

Layton and McDonough agree, saying McKenna’s rumoured appointment is why such scrutiny needs to occur. He is not a career diplomat, as is the tradition for ambassadors to the U.S., and has significant connections with powerful corporations driving many conservative policy choices. One such connection is to the controversial Carlyle Group, a Washington investment firm with extremely close ties to the Bush family.


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