Saturday, April 20, 2019

Feds roll out fast-tracking for asylum claimants from dangerous countries

The Trudeau government is fast-tracking the approval process for asylum claimants coming from the world’s most violent and dangerous societies. (True North News)

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)

Prosecutors seek years of imprisonment for Cohen, detail Manafort’s lies

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial" prison term for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes, and detailed alleged lies to investigators by Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. (Newsmax)

A legal win for Doug Ford, Toronto city council cuts will go ahead

TORONTO - Ontario’s top court has stayed a ruling that upended the provincial government’s plans to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a municipal election. (National Post)

What’s at stake for RCMP, prosecutors in SNC Lavelin case

The political storm over SNC-Lavalin has sparked important debate over alleged political interference in Canada's justice system and what to do about a huge Canadian company that could fail if convicted of foreign bribery. (CBC)

Police name two Russian suspects in Novichok poisonings

SALISBURY - Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. (The Guardian)

KNIGHT: Scheer not chilled by threatened lawsuit

Threatening a libel lawsuit is often called ‘libel chill.’ By design it is intended to shut someone up who is being critical. On March 29, 2019, after the explosive recording and related documentation from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould was released, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition released a press statement concerning the Prime Minister’s handling and involvement in what has become known as the SNC-Lavalin scandal or more colloquially on social media as #lavscam. (True North)

Secret Service intercepts two ‘suspicious packages’ addressed to Clinton, Obama

NEW YORK - The United States Secret Service intercepted two "suspicious packages" addressed to former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this week, the agency said Wednesday. (CNN)
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  • Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

    WASHINGTON - In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in “a calculated and orchestrated political hit.” (CP24)
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  • The RCMP must investigate Trudeau

    It’s been a stunning 24 hours in Canadian politics since I wrote about former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould taking a wrecking ball to the Parliament of Canada. (True North)

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