Monday, September 20, 2021

Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, resigns from Cabinet

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister’s Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. (National Post)

What’s at stake for RCMP, prosecutors in SNC Lavelin case

The political storm over SNC-Lavalin has sparked important debate over alleged political interference in Canada's justice system and what to do about a huge Canadian company that could fail if convicted of foreign bribery. (CBC)

Carbon tax still not necessary

Last week, the Alberta court of appeal struck quite a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial plan to force a carbon tax on the provinces that don’t want it. (Toronto Sun)

China confirms detention of two Canadians

Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of "endangering national security," China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Spokesperson Lu Kang confirmed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday and that they are being handled separately. (CBC)

RCMP arrest 14 as they break up pipeline protest

VANCOUVER - The RCMP have breached a gate that a northern B.C. First Nation had erected to block access to a natural-gas pipeline project. Officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on Monday afternoon to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people, said RCMP. (Vancouver Sun)

Hunter’s ex-partner: Joe Biden is a liar and here’s proof

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  Hunter Biden’s ex-business associate Tony Bobulinski accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of lying about his involvement in his family’s overseas dealings in a stunning appearance just 90 minutes before Thursday evening’s presidential debate. (New York Post)

Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Justin Trudeau

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights” costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. (AP)

John A. MacDonald loses his head as protesters tear down statue

MONTREAL - What started as a noisy but peaceful march in support of changes to police funding and policies turned ugly Saturday when protestors pulled down the statue of John A. Macdonald in Place du Canada. (The Gazette)

China’s detention of 2 Canadians ‘unacceptable’: US Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. (Global News)

Many questions remain in political fall out of Norman prosecution

Earlier this week the Director of Public Prosecutions stayed the sole charge of Breach of Trust laid against Vice Admiral Mark Norman. That doesn’t mean he was exonerated as some have suggested. It means the Crown can reinstate the charge within one year. (True North)

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