Monday, September 16, 2019

A visit to Tommy Robinson in Belmarsh max security prison

Tommy Robinson is in the same prison cell formerly occupied by Michael Adebelajo – one of the two Islamic terrorists who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby. (Breitbart)

Appearances are everything in politics

On Labour Day, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau tried to join the annual parade in Hamilton. His path was blocked by a small group of unionists who wanted nothing to do with him. In the video you can hear them chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Justin Trudeau’s got to go.” (True North News)

Canadians in Cuban justice system can expect no support from government

A Canadian man, Benjamin Tomlin, 46, an employee of the Canadian Development Investment Corp., in March of 2019 was sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban jail ostensibly for having sex with a minor, a 15-year-old girl. (True North News)

Hong Kong protesters defy ban, occupy centre of city

Hong Kong police have used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse crowds as tens of thousands marched in the city, defying a ban. Demonstrators lit fires, threw petrol bombs at riot police and attacked the parliament building. (BBC)

Canadian sentenced to ten years in a Cuban prison was set up says lawyer

A Canadian man sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban prison says he is not guilty, and his lawyer says his client was likely set up following a night of partying in a seaside town outside the popular resort destination of Varadero. (CBC)

Police Chief slams possible handgun ban, calls it ‘naive’

The chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has dismissed the idea of a handgun ban in Canada, saying illegal guns are the true driver of gun violence in Canada. (True North)

Hong Kong government opens window to discussions after months of refusing

Hong Kong’s government is signalling a willingness to talk to protesters after more than two months of demonstrations, but a top government adviser says many of their demands cannot be met. “The dialogue has to start,” Bernard Chan, a close adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, said in an interview Monday with The Globe and Mail. The government has for months refused requests to discuss protester demands. Now, though, it “needs to address the concerns raised over the last couple of months,” he said. (Globe & Mail)

Divided in Vancouver: Duelling Hong Kong protests

Pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters faced off against each other for the second day in a row in Vancouver, a sign of tensions in Hong Kong spilling over into the Chinese diaspora in B.C. (The Province)

The RCMP have no choice but to investigate SNC-Lavelin scandal

The scathing report released by federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion this week was damning for the Prime Minister. And not only for him, but for other members of the PMO and the Privy Council Office (PCO). And it has lit the burner under the simmering SNC-Lavalin scandal the Liberals hoped would be dead in the lead up to the election. (True North)

Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left wing

PORTLAND, Ore.  - Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. (AP)