Weekly Wrap Up - February 5, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the provincial government paid for the premier's outgoing deputy minister Jessica McDonald to be trained in Ontario as a corporate director - sending her to attend around seven days worth of courses at a cost of more than $10,000;

* Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be addressing the provincial legislature next week;

* the coroner's report on the passing of homeless man Darrell Mickasko, who burned to death while trying to keep warm on the streets of Vancouver. His death subsequently inspired the city's future mayor Gregor Robertson run for local office;

* Pivot Legal Society is suing Ottawa on behalf of Mr. Mickasko's common law partner, seeking a declaration that the homeless have a right to emergency shelter and the government has a duty to provide it;

* federal Liberal parliamentarians who have been unable to secure accommodation for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games may be forced to bunk with party supporters; and

* the harmonized sales tax could increase costs for social service agencies;

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