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Hub Roundtable: Ottawa consumed by scandal

Executive Director Rudyard Griffiths and Editor-at-Large Sean Speer discuss the latest developments in the ArriveCan scandal including reports that one of the contractors is a federal government employee. They also cover the release of documents on the Winnipeg laboratory national security breach and what these stories say about the state of accountability in Ottawa.


The Roundtable features Hub executive director Rudyard Griffiths and Hub editor-at-large, Sean Speer. The Roundtable is produced and edited by The Hub’s content editor, Amal Attar-Guzman.


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