Thursday, December 12, 2019

Andrew Scheer for Prime Minister

In 2015, Canadians took a gamble and elected a Justin Trudeau government. Stephen Harper had been in power for nine years and voters were looking for something new. Trudeau checked the right boxes and promised Canadians a return to “sunny ways.” Four years later, his government doesn’t look so sunny anymore. (Toronto Sun)

Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

Angry Londoners drag climate protesters from roof of train

LONDON -  Londoners furious at having their lives disrupted dragged ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protesters from the roof of a train this morning. The incident happened at Canning Town Tube station, located in London’s poor east end – a particularly stupid venue for Extinction Rebellion activists to try to pull such a stunt. (

Liberal candidate tainted by organized crime allegations

It used to be in the parliamentary system that an MP would step aside if he was under investigation. If that member refused to step aside,  typically the party leader would demand a resignation until the cloud of suspicion was lifted or not as the case may be. (True North)

The case is clear for Andrew Scheer

Looking over the shambolic Monday night English debate, beyond the mound of over-talking, micro-babble and incoherence, beyond the litter of promises both trivial and extreme, only one leader held sensible high ground on the most important policy issues of the election. (Financial Post)

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)

‘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)

Emergency homeless encampment hearing hears of firefighter stuck with a needle, police being swarmed and growing drug turf war

Vancouver city management, Vancouver park board management, Vancouver police and Vancouver fire services all called for a court injunction to end the Oppenheimer Park tent city at an emergency meeting on Thursday night. (The Province)

Trudeau uses police to remove journalist from public event

True North’s Andrew Lawton was removed from a public Liberal rally in Thunder Bay by the police! The Prime Minister of Canada is using the police to stop a journalist from asking him questions. The cops threw Andrew out of a public event at a public university. (True North)