Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The one and only person to blame for the SNC-Lavelin scandal

The Liberals and their surrogates would like you to know they’re sick and tired of the  media’s continued scrutiny of SNC-Lavalin, a.k.a. the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of Justin Trudeau’s government. (MacLeans)

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)

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)

Canadian sentenced to ten years in a Cuban prison was set up says lawyer

A Canadian man sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban prison says he is not guilty, and his lawyer says his client was likely set up following a night of partying in a seaside town outside the popular resort destination of Varadero. (CBC)

Canadian border officials forced to check their guns at Canadian airports while US officials are fully armed

In 2006, after years of fighting the bureaucracy, frontline officers of the Canadian Border Services Agency finally got authorization to carry sidearms on duty after training and demonstrating their competence with the weapons. (True North News)

Trudeau’s political career should be over

It’s been a turbulent few days for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And to make matters worse for the Liberal Party leader, he can’t seem to keep his story straight. (Toronto Sun)
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  • 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)

    Pierre Poilievre asks RCMP to expand investigation of Arrive Can scam

    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre sent a letter to the RCMP commissioner Tuesday asking the Mounties to investigate the government's COVID-era ArriveCan app, a pandemic program that's been marred by controversy. In his letter to commissioner Mike Duheme, Poilievre said the auditor general's scathing recent report on the matter demands that the national police force review the file for possible criminality. (CBC News)

    When will sanity prevail?

    Some folks I know have a place in Scottsdale, Arizona, a getaway they have used for many years to get refuge from the rain, damp and chilliness prevalent in winters on the West Coast.  With the exception of last year with the COVID travel restrictions, they have gone down to the desert every winter for the last twenty years or so. This year they bought their air travel tickets to go down there.  They have been dutiful in getting their two vaccine shots and registered for the B.C. government’s digital proof of vaccination. When they booked their tickets they were told they needed to provide proof of vaccination. No problem, they thought, they have followed all the rules thus far. Then they were told they also need a negative COVID test just before flying. At a cost of $200 each.  Wait. What? They have been vaccinated and could prove it to the standards set by the government. So, what gives? Why a negative test in addition to their provable vaccination  status? This whole COVID situation has now truly gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.  It started out with the government telling us about the onset of the virus and saying we just needed two weeks to “flatten the curve.” The idea was to ensure we did not overwhelm our healthcare system with COVID cases until they could prepare for it.  Okay, we were prepared to accept that situation. But that two weeks has become 19 months and the restrictions are beyond onerous.  We endured months...

    Trudeau convenes emergency meeting on pipeline protests

    The prime minister is meeting with an emergency group today to discuss anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country’s train system. Justin Trudeau says the Incident Response Group will talk about how to handle the protests against a natural gas pipeline that crosses Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. (National Post)

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