Friday, July 1, 2022

Shootings up as Trudeau’s gun ban fails

When Justin Trudeau announced his massive gun ban back on May 1, he told the country he was doing it to tackle gun violence and make Canada safer. “Every single Canadian wants to see less gun violence and safer communities. So today, we take another big step forward,” Trudeau said. (Sun Media)

Portland police arrest more than 100 over weekend

Portland police arrested more than 100 people during violent clashes this weekend, as the Oregon city passed 100 consecutive days of Black Lives Matter protests. (New York Post)

Julian Assange fights extradition to U.S. to face espionage trial

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday formally refused to go quietly to face trial in the US — which the mother of his children insisted was a fight for his life. (New York Post)

New York Times sleazy narrative on Trump is nothing but a joke

A former colleague at The New York Times once explained why he kept reading the paper even though he no longer trusted it: “I want to see what they’re up to.” (New York Post)

Rochester rocked by third night of Daniel Prude protests

Violence erupted on the third night of protests in Rochester against the death of Daniel Prude, with anti-police demonstrators terrorizing diners inside a restaurant and setting off what looked like fireworks near officers. (New York Post)

Vandalism is not protest

In Montreal over the weekend, about 200 vandals pulled down a statue of one of Canada’s founders, Sir John A. Macdonald. They were mainly referred to by the media as “protesters.” But the truth is that they were “protesters” until they put ropes around the statue, hauled it down and decapitated it. At that point, they became vandals. (National Post)

John A. MacDonald loses his head as protesters tear down statue

MONTREAL - What started as a noisy but peaceful march in support of changes to police funding and policies turned ugly Saturday when protestors pulled down the statue of John A. Macdonald in Place du Canada. (The Gazette)

Wisconsin investigators find knife in car at scene of shooting of Jacob Blake

KENOSHA - Wisconsin Justice Department investigators recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of the car into which Jacob Blake Jr, was leaning when he was shot in the back by a police officer three days ago, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.(Toronto Sun)

O’Toole wins Conservative leadership, reaches out to broaden blue tent

Erin O'Toole has won the leadership for the Conservative Party, promising to present a vision to make Canada more prosperous and reaching out to broaden the party's base of supporters.(CBC)

Conservatives elect a new leader today

The new Conservative leader will take ownership of a party that is enjoying considerable success in fundraising and membership numbers as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's popular support slumps amid the summer student grants scandal. (CBC)