Sunday, September 22, 2019

Divided in Vancouver: Duelling Hong Kong protests

Pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters faced off against each other for the second day in a row in Vancouver, a sign of tensions in Hong Kong spilling over into the Chinese diaspora in B.C. (The Province)

The RCMP have no choice but to investigate SNC-Lavelin scandal

The scathing report released by federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion this week was damning for the Prime Minister. And not only for him, but for other members of the PMO and the Privy Council Office (PCO). And it has lit the burner under the simmering SNC-Lavalin scandal the Liberals hoped would be dead in the lead up to the election. (True North)
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Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left wing

PORTLAND, Ore.  - Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. (AP)

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)

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights for 2nd day

Flight check-in services have been suspended at Hong Kong's international airport, the airport authority said Tuesday, citing disruptions caused by anti-government protests. All departing flights are cancelled for the remainder of the day. (CBC)

A-listers flock to Google summit in private jets, mega yachts to talk climate change

The world’s rich and famous have flocked to a posh Italian resort to talk about saving Mother Earth — but they sure are punishing her in the process. (Page Six)

Human Rights tribunal risks global ridicule in male genital waxing complaints

Jonathan or Jessica Yaniv, whichever you prefer, is a pathetic figure. I am not sure what is more pathetic, the fact that he has filed as many as 16 complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) accusing female aestheticians of refusing to wax his male genitalia or the fact the BCHRT entertained the complaints. (True North)
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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)

$900 million settlement in class action on sexual misconduct in the military

OTTAWA - The federal government promised $900 million in compensation Thursday to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military. (CTV)

KNIGHT: Governments misfire on gun laws

Over the course of the past few years, gang gun violence has been a plague in our cities. Politicians, ridden with angst over the problem, have struggled to come up with legislative ideas to solve the problem. (True North)

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