Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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)

Desperate Venezuelans looting cemeteries, rotten corpses for jewelry

Desperate Venezuelans, a BBC report revealed Sunday, have begun targeting cemeteries for potential income, stealing everything from jewelry to bones that they can then sell on for a profit. (Breitbart News)

KNIGHT: For the Trudeau government it’s all about priorities

On June 22, 2019, the Prime Minister’s itinerary showed him taking a personal day. I guess he was tired after flying to Toronto to attend the Eid dinner hosted by Canadian-Muslim Vote and back to Ottawa again the day before. (True North)

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)

RCMP shortages highlight government’s failures

Since last week’s opinion piece was published where I discussed the staffing shortages in the RCMP and how it was relative to crime concerns of folks who live in rural parts of the country, I have received a number of messages from people providing anecdotal snippets about service issues they are having or have had with the RCMP. (True North)

No room for ethics in Liberal Party of Canada

The release of the audio recording of the December 19, 2018 phone conversation between former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick is enlightening in many ways. (True North)

Former Mountie takes aim at toothless crime watchdog, hoping Ottawa has a fix

VICTORIA - Canada’s official watchdog on the proceeds of crime is little more than a collector of information — and not a very effective one at that, according to money-laundering expert Peter German. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, resigns from Cabinet

    OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister’s Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. (National Post)

    Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions

    CHICAGO - Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. (CTV)
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  • Manafort, Mueller reach plea deal

    WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations say. (ABC News)

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