Sunday, June 16, 2019

Julian Assange dragged from embassy and arrested

LONDON - Police in London say they’ve arrestedWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy on a court warrant dating back to 2012. In a statement Thursday, police said Assange has been taken into “custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible.” (National Post)
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  • Tony Clement kicked out of caucus after more allegations arise

    OTTAWA - Andrew Scheer says he has asked Tony Clement to leave the Conservative caucus after more allegations of sexual impropriety were brought to his attention. (Ottawa Citizen)
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  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

    Taverner requests delay in controversial OPP appointment

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is delaying the appointment of the man set to become the province’s top cop until an investigation into allegations of political interference in the hiring process is complete. (Ottawa Citizen)

    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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  • $5billion laundered through B.C. real estate in 2018
  • Mayor in London, Ont., elected after 14 rounds in Canada’s first ranked ballot

    The country's first municipal vote to be held under a ranked-ballot system was finally decided on Tuesday, with a mayor declared after 14 rounds of counting. Under the system, in which voters picked their top three candidates in order of preference, Ed Holder was declared winner over his closest challenger about 18 hours after polls closed Monday evening. (CTV News)
    Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

    ISIS fighter more important to Canadian government than Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

    For seven months two Vancouver area police officers have been detained in Cuba facing an allegation of rape made by a fellow Canadian tourist. They were held in jail for seven days and once released were told they cannot leave the country as the investigation ran its course. (Prime Time Crime exclusive)

    KNIGHT: All roads lead to the PMO

    During the Roman Empire it was said that all roads lead to Rome. In federal politics these days it seems that all roads lead to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). (True North)

    Trudeau is forcing his climate policy without evidence

    As we watched the theatre of the absurd unfold on Parliament Hill this week with the Prime Minister doing everything possible to avoid answering questions in the burgeoning SNC-Lavalin scandal, a few hundred energy workers drove up Wellington Street in front of the Hill blasting their horns in protest of the Trudeau government’s energy policies which have decimated the oil and gas sector with the loss of thousands of jobs and an exodus of investment to friendlier economic climes in the U.S. (True North)

    Opposition to Kavanaugh devolves into farce

    The surest sign that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court is that opposition to his nomination has devolved into a farce. Even the deepest-pocketed dark-money source for the Republicans couldn’t have cooked up the plan deployed against Kavanaugh. (The Hill)

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