Monday, January 30, 2023

A city of reconciliation

A Prime Time Crime exclusive By Bob Cooper The Natural Gas Pipeline slated for Northern British Columbia has been debated, consulted, and litigated to death.  The pipeline has been agreed to by the legitimate elected Chiefs of most of the bands in the area and will provide thousands of jobs for natives and a huge economic boost to the entire region.  The courts have ruled that while natives must be consulted on any projects that may have any effect on ‘unceded’ land, that requirement doesn’t give them a veto if things don’t go their way.  At least that’s the theory.   The reality has turned out to be quite different as the objections of five ‘Hereditary Chiefs’ (= unelected, just there) have sparked protests, occupations and blockades of highways, major intersections, and railways across the country.  All the usual suspects in the usual perpetual stage of hysterical rage and shouting all of the latest SJW buzzwords. So far the police have done nothing.  Well, ‘nothing’ isn’t quite accurate.  They did take action at an illegal highway blockade near Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, a few days ago but it wasn’t quite what most expected. Let me be clear, people have a right to protest and the police in this country bend over backwards to uphold that right.  But, as I’ve said in the past, no right in the Charter is absolute.  The right to free speech doesn’t allow you to shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre or to threaten or slander someone.  Protests must be...

A geopolitical earthquake just hit the Middle East

The agreement brokered by the Trump administration for the United Arab Emirates to establish full normalization of relations with Israel, in return for the Jewish state forgoing, for now, any annexation of the West Bank, was exactly what Trump said it was in his tweet: a “HUGE breakthrough.” (New York Times)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

ISIS fighter more important to Canadian government than Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

For seven months two Vancouver area police officers have been detained in Cuba facing an allegation of rape made by a fellow Canadian tourist. They were held in jail for seven days and once released were told they cannot leave the country as the investigation ran its course. (Prime Time Crime exclusive)

B.C. NDP lose embarrassing court round to Alberta

VICTORIA - The B.C. New Democrats have lost an embarrassing legal round in the fight with their Alberta counterparts over petroleum and pipelines. B.C. filed a constitutional challenge to an Alberta law allowing that province to restrict fuel supplies to this province in retaliation for opposition to twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

‘I meant it’, Don Cherry fired over controversial comments

Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet. And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday. (Toronto Sun)

Big government failed in COVID-19 pandemic

Contrary to myth, Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been an argument in favour of big government but a savage indictment of it.(Toronto Sun)

Suspended Quebec police director blasts ‘sick’ system ahead of expected dismissal

Hours before the expected announcement of his possible dismissal as head of the Sûreté du Québec, Martin Prud’homme on Friday issued a statement saying he had been the victim of a “fishing expedition.” (Montreal Gazette)

Manager appointed as Surrey works to replace RCMP

SURREY - The City of Surrey, British Columbia has appointed a manager to oversee a planned transition to a municipal police force and the closure of its RCMP detachment. (The Province)

KNIGHT: All roads lead to the PMO

During the Roman Empire it was said that all roads lead to Rome. In federal politics these days it seems that all roads lead to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). (True North)