Monday, January 30, 2023

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)

Federal police clear Portland plaza as duelling demonstrations turn violent

PORTLAND - Federal authorities on Saturday forced demonstrators away from a plaza near a federal building as duelling demonstrations in Portland by right-wing and left-wing protesters turned violent.(New York Post)
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  • Redacted WE documents are part of the coverup by Liberals Conservatives allege

    OTTAWA – Newly published government documents reveal the frantic “shit show” that led to the creation and outsourcing of a controversial program to WE Charity, as well as the heavy hand of political operatives throughout the process. (National Post)

    Trudeau pirogues Parliament, ending WE investigations and leaving Commons empty for weeks

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament Tuesday, ending damaging committee investigations into his government’s WE scandal and leaving the House of Commons on the sidelines during a global crisis.(National Post)

    Warning! Liberal spending blitz ahead

    With the sudden resignation of finance minister Bill Morneau, Canadians should be asking a simple question: are the federal Liberals about to embark on a new spending spree? Differences in views between a finance minister and prime minister are common, but with Morneau’s departure the signal seems to be to loosen the belt — which is not easy when you’re already planning a deficit of $343 billion. (Financial Post)

    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)

    Liberal prosecutors in Chicago and Portland face backlash over riots and looting

    Mass arrests following nights of tumultuous unrest in Chicago and Portland, Ore., have pitted liberal prosecutors against police and even Democratic allies over concerns that lenient charges will lead to further property damage and violence. (Washington Post)

    Amid mounting pressure the government announces public inquiry in N.S. mass shootings

    After days of criticism about the decision to launch a review panel into the Nova Scotia mass shooting, the federal government has announced that the tragedy will instead be the subject of a public inquiry. (CBC)

    NYPD top cop blasts city leaders as “cowards”

    Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s blue blood boiled when he called City Hall leaders “cowards” who “who won’t stand up for what’s right” and “don’t have a goddamn clue what they’re talking about” at a meeting of Police Department brass last week. (NY Daily News)

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