Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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)
  • May announces resignation amid fury over Brexit handling
  • 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)

    Conrad Black granted full pardon by Donald Trump for 2007 fraud conviction

    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. (National Post)

    House unanimously agrees to apologize to Vice Admiral Mark Norman

    OTTAWA - The House of Commons has agreed unanimously to apologize to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman over what he had to go through during the years-long legal battle that came to an end last week when federal prosecutors stayed the breach of trust charge he was facing. (CTV News)

    Attorney General taps top Connecticut federal prosecutor for review of Trump – Russia inquiry

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut's chief federal prosecutor, John Durham, to assist in an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation and the FBI's surveillance activities, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. (USA Today)

    Many questions remain in political fall out of Norman prosecution

    Earlier this week the Director of Public Prosecutions stayed the sole charge of Breach of Trust laid against Vice Admiral Mark Norman. That doesn’t mean he was exonerated as some have suggested. It means the Crown can reinstate the charge within one year. (True North)