And further to that....
A few observational updates to the two items below:
On Hillier, we find it odd here that he adamantly refused to talk to CBC reporter Julie van Dusen, but lo and behold, here he is talking at length to the National Post about his decision to step down.
And on both, there are some people theorizing it's not an accident the two stories landed together on the news agenda today. The PMO communications office is known for attempting to diffuse bad news with other, bigger news. Is it possible that the government decided to let loose the Hillier news to throw media off the trail of the RCMP? Or the screwups of Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier?