Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dumping raw sewage

Toronto, like the vast majority of Canadian cities, doesn't monitor real-time data of sewage leaks into lakes, rivers or oceans. As a result, it's unknown how much raw sewage flowed through overflow pipes when the storm overwhelmed the city's treatment facilities.  Environment Canada does require municipal governments to report annually how much untreated wastewater is spilled, but settles for calculations that are based on computer models, rather than specific data of actual events.  Data provided by the federal government shows in 2017, municipalities reported 215B litres of raw sewage were spilled or leaked without being treated.  (CP)
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Two more suspicious packages intercepted

NEW YORK - A pair of suspicious packages addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker -- the 11th and 12th such parcels sent to top Democratic political figures found in the last week -- were recovered in New York and Florida on Friday, according to an NYPD source and the FBI.
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  • 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
  • ‘An insult to all Canadians:’ Committee report on rural crime lacking

    OTTAWA - The House of Commons public safety committee has released a report into rural crime in Canada, and — surprise, surprise — the major political parties couldn’t agree on a set of recommendations. (National Post)

    Trudeau sides with Israel’s enemies

    It’s no secret why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, suddenly and without prior notice, reversed Stephen Harper’s policy of refusing to support the never-ending deluge of Israel-bashing resolutions passed by the United Nations General Assembly. (Toronto Sun)

    FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ handwritten notes show

    Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired."(Fox News)
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  • Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Seniour staff removed from Legislature, placed on admin leave
  • The one and only person to blame for the SNC-Lavelin scandal

    The Liberals and their surrogates would like you to know they’re sick and tired of the  media’s continued scrutiny of SNC-Lavalin, a.k.a. the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of Justin Trudeau’s government. (MacLeans)

    Massive turnout at Hong Kong protest keeps heat on Chinese

    Hong Kong’s chief executive apologized to the public on Sunday after a surprisingly large and defiant crowd poured onto the streets and converged on government offices. The protest capped a week of heated protests and soul-searching questions about the city’s ability to maintain some semblance of autonomy from mainland China. (National Post)
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    You can always count on Justin Trudeau to do the wrong thing

    The Alberta economy is badly in need of an injection of investment and the jobs that go with it. The Trudeau government is considering an aid package for Alberta in case they reject the Teck Frontier oilsands mine. (True North)

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