USA

President Trump asked Australia, other countries to help AG Barr investigate origins of Mueller inquiry

Kevin Johnson, David Jackson and Kristine Phillips USA TODAY Published 10:36 PM EDT Sep 30, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has asked multiple countries, including Australia, to help  Attorney General William Barr’s ongoing inquiry into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election investigation, White House and Justice […]

Canada

‘Discrimination has no jurisdiction’: Calgary council passes motion opposing Quebec’s Bill 21

Calgary city council has voted unanimously on a motion that formally opposes Bill 21, legislation in Quebec that prohibits civil servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols, like hijabs and turbans, at work. The motion, put forward by Ward 5 councillor George Chahal, calls the legislation divisive and discriminatory. “I think this is […]

Global

Trump asked Australian PM to help investigate Russia inquiry

US President Donald Trump called Australian PM Scott Morrison and asked for his help with an investigation into the origins of the Mueller inquiry, Australian officials have confirmed. Mr Morrison was asked to help find evidence to discredit the inquiry, according to US and Australian media. Australia confirmed the call had taken place and that […]

Canada

Manitoba’s lieutenant-governor recovering after breast cancer surgery

Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor Janice Filmon was not in the legislature for the throne speech Monday because she was undergoing surgery for breast cancer. A statement from her office says she will not be able to perform her duties for a period of time. The office does not provide details on her condition other than to say […]

Canada

War of words breaks out as Surrey mayor claims ‘red tape’ holding up new police force

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is linking the latest fatal daylight shooting in his city to his push for a new Surrey Police Department (SPD), and is accusing the province of dragging its heels on the transition. Doug McCallum said he believes more innocent people will be caught in the crossfire, amid what appears to be […]

USA

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on President Donald Trump’s ‘Civil War’ threat: ‘Beyond repugnant’

Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY Published 9:25 PM EDT Sep 30, 2019 WASHINGTON — Republican congressman and Air Force veteran Adam Kinzinger slammed President Donald Trump for suggesting that his impeachment could lead to a “Civil War.” “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like […]

Canada

‘Astonishing stuff’: Crown lawyer mocks Meng Wanzhou conspiracy theory

A Crown lawyer delivered a withering attack Monday on attempts by what he called Meng Wanzhou’s “legal dream team” to prove she was the victim of a conspiracy between Canadian and U.S. authorities. Robert Frater promised B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes a “reality check” on a defence theory that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and RCMP officers conspired […]