Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saudi Arabia detains three senior members of the Royal Family

Three senior members of Saudi Arabia's royal family, including the king's brother, have been arrested for unexplained reasons. Two of the men were among the kingdom's most influential figures.The detentions are seen as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightening his grip on power. (BBC)

Carbon tax still not necessary

Last week, the Alberta court of appeal struck quite a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial plan to force a carbon tax on the provinces that don’t want it. (Toronto Sun)

OPP arrest Mohawk protesters at CN Rail blockade

A caravan of Ontario Provincial Police vehicles moved early Monday into a Tyendinaga Mohawk protest along CN Railway tracks east of Shannonville to dismantle a blockade now in its third week. (Ottawa Citizen)
  • Six Wet'suwet'en support protesters arrested for blocking port access
  • Money laundering probe is NDP’s lethal political weapon

    Coverup? What coverup? That was the theme from the B.C. Liberals on Monday as this province’s long-awaited public inquiry into criminal money laundering kicked off in Vancouver. The inquiry, headed by Justice Austin Cullen, is supposed to be independent from government. And that’s a good thing, because this issue has become a witch’s brew of partisan political poison. (The Province)

    Carbon tax is an unconstitutional ‘Trojan horse’ rules Albert high court

    In a groundbreaking decision, a majority of judges from the Alberta Court of Appeal have ruled that Justin Trudeau’s federally-imposed carbon tax is unconstitutional. (True North)

    OPP move in to Tyendinaga Mohawk rail blockade

    Ontario Provincial Police moved Monday morning to clear a rail blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The blockade near Belleville has crippled both freight and passenger rail traffic in most of eastern Canada for nearly three weeks.(Toronto Sun0

    Trudeau alienates all sides in blockade battle

    How on earth did we get to this point that our country is shutting down when it comes to moving people and vital supplies on the nation’s railways? (Toronto Sun)

    Quebec rail blockade abandoned after riot police showed up to enforce injunction

    ST-LAMBERT, Que. - A blockade south of Montreal that halted rail traffic and frayed nerves since Wednesday was abandoned late Friday after riot police arrived to enforce a court injunction. (National Post)

    Local residents dismantle Edmonton rail blockade

    A small group of counter-protesters dismantled a railway blockade in Edmonton a few hours after it was set up. The blockade began around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning by a group protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC. (True North)

    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)