Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ethics Commissioner rules Trudeau broke ethics rules in SNC Lavelin scandal

Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion issued a scathing report this morning, indicating that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke ethics rules in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Dion says Trudeau used his position of authority over the former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to seek to influence her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision on SNC-Lavalin. (True North News)

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)

Redacted Mueller report released

WASHINGTON - The long-awaited Mueller Report was released for online download Thursday morning by the federal Department of Justice. (New York Post)

MP’s pass emergency aid bill after overnight compromise

OTTAWA - The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act passed third reading in the House just before 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday after significant delays caused by opposition to the Liberals' attempt to grant broad spending and taxing powers to cabinet without parliamentary oversight – something both the Conservatives and NDP described as an unexpected attempt to acquire a blank cheque.(CTV)
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  • Taverner requests delay in controversial OPP appointment

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is delaying the appointment of the man set to become the province’s top cop until an investigation into allegations of political interference in the hiring process is complete. (Ottawa Citizen)
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    Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets in clash over banned march

    HONG KONG - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators hurling rocks in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members at a train station last weekend. (The Province)

    Bribery, intimidation, voter fraud alleged in Surrey election

    SURREY, BC - A sophisticated criminal scheme aimed at swaying 10 to 15 thousand votes in Surrey's municipal election has been alleged in a report to the RCMP and Elections BC. (CTV)

    Get to work Trudeau and blockade the blockades

    A Canadian Prime Minister has two principal responsibilities: maintaining law and order and economic prosperity. Unfortunately, Canada’s incumbent has been missing in action. (Financial Post)

    ‘You’ve got to go’: Liberals apologize to conservative journalist

    The Liberal Party has apologized to a journalist who was booted from one of Justin Trudeau’s public rallies in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Wednesday. (National Post)

    Vice-Admiral Norman’s trial offers glimpse into cutthroat Ottawa politics

    Ottawa — to borrow a phrase from Dickens — is sometimes a city of cutthroats in fine linen. Arguments in court today over the relevance of federal documents to the criminal case against the military's former second-in-command offered another reminder of that. (CBC)
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