National News SNC-Lavalin scandal will not be reviewed in public forum; Father involved in Amber Alert is dead SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2019 Liberals shoot down calls for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin case The Liberals will not allow a public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The opposition motion was swiftly defeated by the majority government yesterday. This after Justin Trudeau expressed confidence in both ethics commissioner and federal justice committee investigations. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who is at the heart of the drama, says she hopes to have a chance to speak her truth. Brampton father involved in Amber Alert dies from gunshot wounds A man accused of murdering his daughter is dead. The Brampton man connected to an Amber Alert died in hospital last night from injuries related to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His 11-year-old daughter was discovered dead hours after the late-night Amber Alert was released a week ago. Federal budget details expected by mid-March With the election just months away, the Liberals are putting the final details on the budget. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to publicly release the budget on March 19th. Morneau says this budget will focus on housing, senior’s needs and prescription drug costs. Veterans Affairs faces down four lawsuits over accounting issues The feds are facing four class-action lawsuits over an accounting error. CBC News reports about 250,000 veterans were left out of over $165 million in disability and pension funds. Those affected were not notified when the error was discovered in 2010. The lawsuits still need to be certified before they can move forward. Nest Security cameras have hidden mics, Google claims it’s not a secret Be careful what you say, Google could be listening. Business Insider recently found Nest Security cameras sold by the tech giant also have microphones embedded, which is not listed in the features. Google claims it did not purposely leave out the details, and the device can’t record sound until the mic is activated by the user.