Friday, July 19, 2019

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Surrey’s police plan

Now that Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum has finally released his vision for a new local police force, it’s time to break down the good, the bad and the ugly of his master plan. (The Province)

Donald Trump joins Queen for 75th D-Day anniversary

World leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have joined the Queen in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Theresa May is hosting 15 world leaders to honour the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. (BBC)

RCMP shortages highlight government’s failures

Since last week’s opinion piece was published where I discussed the staffing shortages in the RCMP and how it was relative to crime concerns of folks who live in rural parts of the country, I have received a number of messages from people providing anecdotal snippets about service issues they are having or have had with the RCMP. (True North)

Canada can’t afford to let Huawei into our 5G networks

Amid Beijing’s trade war with Canada, the anxiety over the financial consequences of offending the Chinese Communist Party deepens. But would appeasing Beijing by allowing Huawei into our fifth-generation (5G) networks make real economic sense? (National Post)

After humiliating court defeat B.C. Premier Horgan blusters on

The latest court decision makes the count 18-1 in favour of the Trans Mountain pipeline. And yet, B.C. Premier John Horgan does not relent in shilling for continued support of Andrew Weaver’s Greens.

‘An insult to all Canadians:’ Committee report on rural crime lacking

OTTAWA - The House of Commons public safety committee has released a report into rural crime in Canada, and — surprise, surprise — the major political parties couldn’t agree on a set of recommendations. (National Post)

British PM to leave June 7

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she'll step down on June 7, succumbing to calls in her governing Conservative Party to make way for a new leader to try to break an impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union. (CBC)
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  • A war memorial ‘built for soldiers by soldiers’ – that soldiers can’t even go see

    As the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jon Vance, said on Facebook, the importance of the new Afghanistan Memorial Hall, particularly for the families of the fallen, “cannot be understated.” And then of course he and the Department of National Defence (DND) went and massively understated it. (National Post)

    Trudeau’s dark cast of characters at the centre of scandal

    Perhaps Jody Wilson-Raybould should be meeting up with Mark Norman to compare notes. The Vice-Admiral and the former attorney general likely have much in common in how they have been treated by Team Trudeau. (Toronto Sun)

    Details on Richmond Hill terror case doesn’t pass the sniff test

    When the World Trade Centre was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was in Calgary. I wound up at the airport watching all the international flights being grounded and stack parked wherever they could on the tarmac.  I did more than a dozen TV news interviews that day from the airport. The underlying message I was giving was whatever you knew the world as on September 10, it had now changed and changed utterly.(True North)

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