Saturday, January 23, 2021

Latest Brett Kavanaugh smear doesn’t hold up

The Brett Kavanaugh lynch mob can’t let it go. Now Democrats want to impeach the conservative Supreme Court justice over a new sexual misconduct allegation in the New York Times so shady, even the newspaper doesn’t seem to believe in it. (New York Post)

Saudi Arabia detains three senior members of the Royal Family

Three senior members of Saudi Arabia's royal family, including the king's brother, have been arrested for unexplained reasons. Two of the men were among the kingdom's most influential figures.The detentions are seen as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightening his grip on power. (BBC)

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)

Apologetic Syrian family closes restaurant after son took part in antifa protest

A Syrian family whose son is part of the violent anarchist group “antifa” has closed its restaurant Soufi’s in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. (True North)

More than a million march in Hong Kong protesting extradition and eroding freedoms

HONG KONG - Hundreds of thousands of people filled the sweltering streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in an immense protest against fraying freedoms that culminated after midnight with the police firing pepper spray and striking participants with batons. (National Post)

U.S. President and First Lady both test positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” the president said in a late night tweet. (National Post)

Trudeau convenes emergency meeting on pipeline protests

The prime minister is meeting with an emergency group today to discuss anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country’s train system. Justin Trudeau says the Incident Response Group will talk about how to handle the protests against a natural gas pipeline that crosses Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. (National Post)

Once a person is allowed to enter Canada there’s no turning back

Canada’s biggest problem when it comes to the national security threat posed by asylum seekers may not be stopping bad guys from entering, but making them leave. (True North News)

Trudeau’s dark cast of characters at the centre of scandal

Perhaps Jody Wilson-Raybould should be meeting up with Mark Norman to compare notes. The Vice-Admiral and the former attorney general likely have much in common in how they have been treated by Team Trudeau. (Toronto Sun)

RCMP owe the Aga Khan’s island more than $56,000 for Trudeau vacation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police owe the managers of the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas more than $56,000 for meals, accommodations and jet ski rentals during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation, CBC News has learned. (CBC)