…The previous Conservative government tilted the guide’s wording toward military history and rights and the responsibilities of citizenship, while the Liberal government appears to be inclined to explain Indigenous reconciliation and multiculturalism, Suleman said.
“Given that we have an election coming up, there’s probably a calculus about whether it’s worth releasing a new guide, which inevitably will make some people happy and other people unhappy,” he said.
A former member of Nxivm testified in court that leader Keith Raniere was having sexual relationships with approximately two dozen members of the cult including Allison Mack and Clare Bronfman.
Former member Marc Vicente testified that Raniere was involved with a number of women, most notably Smallville star Allison Mack and billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman.
He encouraged the former to starve herself said Vicente, while the latter was ordered to wear a jock strap as punishment for her know-it-all attitude.
Bronfman negotiated a pretty sweet deal for herself, she’ll likely do a little more than 2 years in prison if that, her co-cultists won’t be so lucky.
Meanwhile – here’s a good look at the ties between the Bronfmans and the Liberal Party:
The ties that bind the Liberals and the Bronfmans
Federal agencies will publish an A-list of newspapers and websites deemed reliable under a multi-million dollar subsidy program, the Department of Finance yesterday told the Senate national finance committee. Subsidies to federally-approved news media invite government meddling in a free press, cautioned one senator.
“Look For The Trudeau Label”
“The rules themselves allow for the publication of a list of qualifying journalism organizations,” said Trevor McGowan, director general of tax legislation: “It would allow for, say, the Canada Revenue Agency to have a list saying here are the organizations that qualify for the digital tax credits. You could go to that list.”
Ontario Liberal MPs want to run on economy rather than environment in October
Ontario Liberal MPs would rather spend time talking about Canadians’ economic anxieties instead of environmental issues during the fall federal election campaign, according to a caucus document obtained by CBC News.
A ranked list of Ontario Liberal caucus priorities for the 2019 platform places personal financial security issues first, with environmental concerns relegated to seventh place.
The 45-page document sheds light on how the federal Liberals might campaign in one of the toughest electoral battlegrounds in the country.
This week, British Columbians learned the price paid by ordinary people for money laundering by organized crime.
Dirty money is not a problem contained to casinos and the luxury car trade. It involves billions of dollars tumbling through the real estate market, inflating prices at a time when residents are struggling with unaffordable housing.
The B.C. NDP government has now released the final instalment of a series of reports on money laundering. The government’s experts have established that large-scale, transnational money laundering by organized crime is taking place throughout the provincial economy − an estimated $5-billion just in the real estate sector last year.
What makes British Columbia – and Canada – a haven for money launderers? Our political class. Our Corporate class, in other words “our betters”.
…Speaking to CBC News Network’s Power & Politics on Friday, MacKay said he was unsure if any information he gave to Norman’s defence team contributed to the charge against Norman being stayed — but if it did, or if the information provided by Kenney or O’Toole did, the RCMP should have been able to find it on their own.
“It seems in retrospect that there were a number of people that … I would have expected (the RCMP) to have interviewed in more detail about the case, given that the single count indictment of breach of trust covers a period of time in which the Conservative government, ministers like myself, minister Kenney and others, could have and would have had relevant information that was not requested,” MacKay told host Vassy Kapelos.
Vancouver penthouses, ski chalets at Whistler, and holiday retreats in the Gulf Islands are among the thousands of properties identified in a dirty money probe that estimates more than C$7 billion ($5 billion) was laundered through the western Canadian province of British Columbia last year.
The startling findings from two reports released by the provincial government Thursday illustrate how a torrent of suspicious cash has fueled casinos, luxury car sales and real estate in the Pacific Coast region.
MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. is facing a possible ban from World Bank-financed projects after it received a show-cause letter related to a rail equipment deal plagued by corruption allegations.
The letter is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into a roughly $340-million contract awarded to a Bombardier-led consortium in 2013 to supply signalling equipment for a 500-kilometre section of a rail corridor connecting Asia and Europe via Azerbaijan.
A show-cause letter, which came from the bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, typically requires a company or individual to make their case as to why disciplinary action should not be taken after alleged wrongdoing.
Late last year, Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk raised a number of concerns about the province’s $10-billion-per-year welfare system. She noted that the province was owed $790 million in overpayments and wasn’t doing much to try to get them back. She also flagged that, rather than addressing fraud tips in the 30 days required by the ministry’s own rules, managers were taking nearly a year on average to investigate. Most appallingly, Lysyk highlighted that managers were sometimes failing to ask the most basic questions about eligibility. Does the recipient live in Canada? Is he or she allowed to live in Canada?
Canada’s public service union predator class at work.
h/t Ontario John
An estimated $5.3 billion worth of real estate transactions in B.C. last year were the result of money laundering, helping to fuel the province’s skyrocketing housing prices, according to a new report.
An expert panel on dirty money in the overall real-estate market estimates that five per cent of the value of 2018 purchases were for laundering purposes, contributing to about a five per cent rise in housing prices.
The effect could be more significant in certain markets, including Metro Vancouver, according to the panel, which was commissioned by the provincial government.
There’s a reason it has been allowed to flourish in Canada. Justin wouldn’t dare upsetting his Chinese donors in an election year.
Two Loblaws lobbyists, one of which helped steer the company towards a controversial $12-million federal grant to reduce the energy consumption of their refrigerators, also donated frequently to the Liberal Party and attended a partisan fundraising event with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and two of her senior officials also met with one of the lobbyists representing Loblaw Companies Ltd., soon after the grant program had opened to businesses, her office confirmed.
This is a story about the giant engineering firm recently described as “a signature Canadian company” based in Montreal — why yes, it is SNC-Lavalin — and another, smaller but successful company based in Mississauga, Ont.
Compare, if you will, how the two were treated by Elections Canada.
It’s time to hit back against China as the Huawei spat continues — that’s the message Conservative leader Andrew Scheer delivered to Canadians at a news conference on Monday.
The latest escalation has been China’s rejection of Canadian canola-seed shipments, made on the dubious claim that they come with pests. This has been a major hit to canola farmers, since Chinese shipments accounted for around 40% of what they produced.
A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at the embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections.
The list of names, compiled in 2016 by federal investigators probing political party donations and leaked to CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquête, raises new questions about an agreement by the Commissioner of Canada Elections not to prosecute the company.
Douglas Todd: Immigration won’t replace Canada’s aging workforce
“The question is: Why do we need immigration? Well, five million Canadians are set to retire by 2035. And we have fewer people working to support seniors and retirees,” Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said recently, echoing the watchwords of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The Liberals repeatedly maintain higher immigration will, as Hussen says, “help us to ease the great challenges of the coming years, such as the slowing labour force growth and labour shortages linked to Canada’s aging population.”
But do the minister’s claims check out?
The short answer is: Not really. Leading Canadian economists say the Liberals’ claim that higher immigration levels will offset the aging of Canada’s workforce is, at the least, extremely exaggerated.
The folks pushing Justin’s mass immigration agenda do not give a rat’s ass about you or Canada.