Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mark Norman’s defence team target Trudeau, Butts with subpoenas

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — are now the top targets of subpoenas issued for federal government notes, emails or texts they may have that relate to the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. (CBC)

Jody Wilson-Raybould takes a wrecking ball to the House of Commons

Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould took a wrecking ball to the House of Commons today with her testimony before the Standing Committee on Justice when she described the pressure, direct and indirect, interference applied to her and her Chief of Staff to abandon the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin over bribery charges resulting from business dealings in Libya. (True North)
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  • The sex side of the SNC scandal
  • Names of SNC employees, executives behind illegal Liberal Party donations revealed

    A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at the embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections. (CBC)

    NYPD officer arrested for ‘acting as an agent for China’

    An officer with the New York City Police Department was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China. The officer has been identified in a criminal complaint as Baimadajie Angwang, who was born in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. (The Daily Mail)

    Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

    A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

    Edmonton police officer suspended, suspected of giving information to Hells Angels

    EDMONTON - An Edmonton police officer has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, city police said Friday. (CBC)

    Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell fentanyl

    A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions of dollars in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. (CBC)

    The Harper government passed a measure 13 years ago to catch Liberal scandals. It worked perfectly

    As the Liberal government descends into full-blown crisis, Conservatives could take some satisfaction that this is all happening in part because of a long-ago measure they implemented precisely to catch Liberal scandals. (National Post)

    How a core member of Team Trudeau became the greatest threat

    Jody Wilson-Raybould has a way of making an impression. Oddly enough, for a politician, she often makes it in private. There was the day in 2011, back when Wilson-Raybould was heading the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, that she ran into former prime minister Paul Martin. He later said she treated him to a “brilliant exposition” on First Nations issues, which led to Martin talking her up in his Liberal circles. By 2013, newly minted Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had heard enough to fly to Whitehorse to meet her. Their one-on-one so impressed Trudeau that only a few months later he was showcasing her to Liberals as a star political prospect at a Montreal party convention. (MacLean's)

    Feds charge former Green Beret with espionage with Russia

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia was arrested on Friday, charged with divulging military secrets about his unit’s activities in former Soviet republics during more than a decade of contacts with Russian intelligence. (New York Post)

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