Trudeau denies, deflects – apologizes – in testimony to committee looking into WE scandal

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “pushed back” on the public service’s recommendation to outsource a $912-million student volunteer grant program to WE Charity because he feared the “perception” of a conflict of interest. (National Post)

Commons committee puts spotlight on beleaguered WE charity

OTTAWA - Craig and Marc Kielburger, the brothers who co-founded the sprawling network of charitable and for-profit firms that are now grouped under the WE Movement umbrella, began their four hours of parliamentary testimony on Tuesday with an unusual move: They swore an oath to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" (National Post)
  • It's time to disentangle WE from the state
  • Ex-SUNY football player shot during bodega brawl

    A former SUNY Buffalo football player caught a bullet during a bodega brawl in Queens, cops said Tuesday. Now police are looking for Jeffrey Thurston in connection to one of the latest acts of gun violence in Gotham as shooting spike in every borough.(New York 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)

    Portland police find rifle magazines, Molotov cocktails as violence intensifies

    A bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails was found at a park near where protests have erupted for two months in Portland, Oregon, following the death of George Floyd, police said.(Global News)
  • Portland police detain 2 suspects after shooting near federal courthouse
  • Police searching for multiple suspects after two critically injured in East York shooting

    TORONTO - Police are searching for multiple suspects after a shooting in East York that left two men with critical injuries, police say. Emergency crews were called to Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue just before 2 a.m. for reports of someone being shot, Const. Laura Brabant said. (CBC)

    45 arrested, 21 officers injured as Seattle protests turned violent

    SEATTLE - Nearly four dozen people were arrested, and more than 20 officers were injured Saturday after protests turned violent with trailers set on fire, windows at businesses smashed, cars damaged, and explosive devices thrown at police. (KIRO TV)

    As the deadly opioid crisis rages Canada’s police chiefs say they’re ready for a new approach

    VANCOUVER — Every time Melissa Steinhauer sees a police officer, she worries they might start asking questions.In her neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, drug use is prevalent and so is conflict between users and police. (Toronto Star)

    Child tossed from truck by carjacker who opened fire on police

    The hunt is on for a carjacker who threw a child out of a stolen pickup truck in Mississauga Friday evening. Peel police Const. Akhil Mooken told media at the scene that officers were attempting to make an arrest near Burnamthorpe Rd. and Confederation Pkwy. near Square One at 7 p.m. when the suspects opened fire on police. (Toronto Sun)

    Manhunt continues in Nova Scotia for man who stabbed officer

    BRIDGEWATER, N.S.- The hunt continues in Nova Scotia for a suspect accused of attempting to murder a police officer by stabbing him in the neck. Tobias Charles Doucette is also accused of assaulting a woman and stabbing a police dog with a stick. (CP24)