Thursday, October 17, 2019

Emails show Trudeau officials struggling to get ahead of Atwal scandal

Senior government officials scrambled to piece together facts and "debunk" an embarrassing narrative last February immediately after news broke that a would-be assassin had been invited to an exclusive event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India. (CBC)

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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  • Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

    Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

    The recent acquittal of two Metro Vancouver police officers, who have spent more than eight months in legal limbo in Cuba, has sparked cautious optimism among their supporters. On Monday, family members of Mark Simms and Jordan Long received the news they had been fearing: the prosecution is appealing. (Global News)
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  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

    Saudi Arabia indicts 11, seeks death penalty for five in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

    Saudi Arabia indicted 11 suspects and prosecutors were requesting the death penalty for five of them for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi last month, the kingdom's top prosecutor announced Thursday. (Fox News)

    Manager appointed as Surrey works to replace RCMP

    SURREY - The City of Surrey, British Columbia has appointed a manager to oversee a planned transition to a municipal police force and the closure of its RCMP detachment. (The Province)

    Fatal shooting brings spat between mayor and RCMP to a boil

    VANCOUVER - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum wasted no time linking the latest gang violence to the city's push for a municipal force. The RCMP's boss wasn't impressed.(The Province)

    Tony Clement kicked out of caucus after more allegations arise

    OTTAWA - Andrew Scheer says he has asked Tony Clement to leave the Conservative caucus after more allegations of sexual impropriety were brought to his attention. (Ottawa Citizen)
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  • Six arrested in attack plot against the French President

    Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a "violent" attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say. (BBC)

    94-yr-old former Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

    MUENSTER, Germany - A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.(New York Post)

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