Singh hasn’t done his ‘research’ on value of Trans Mountain to Canada, says Notley

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh doesn’t understand the economic importance of oil to Canada and should stop making Albertan families anxious by pushing to cancel the TMX pipeline, Alberta NDP leader and former premier Rachel Notley said today. “I think, obviously, the position that Jagmeet Singh has taken with respect to TMX is wrong,” Notley told CBC News…

Conservatives reviewing election near-miss as Andrew Scheer makes pitch to stay on as leader

The Conservative Party of Canada has started the post-mortem process on the 2019 election campaign, trying to work out what went wrong in the weeks leading up to Monday’s vote. In a Facebook live video shot Wednesday afternoon, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer acknowledged his campaign did not go as well as he’d wanted. “Obviously, we’re…

Russia warns Syrian-Kurdish YPG must pull back or face Turkish army

Russia warned Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces on Wednesday they face further armed conflict with Turkey if they fail to comply with a Russian-Turkish accord calling for their withdrawal from the entire length of Syria’s northeastern border with Turkey. Moscow’s warning came shortly before Russian and Syrian security forces were due to start overseeing the…

Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:17AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:10AM EDT Hong Kong authorities moved Wednesday to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. However, the long-expected scrapping of the…

The Rise of Skywalker trailer and the battle for the soul of Star Wars

It’s almost here.  The new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer gives us a glimpse of a battle between two titanic forces. One, a near-omnipotent master looking to carve a bold new path forward.  The other, a former student, brimming with talent, attempting to keep sacred traditions alive.  The question is, which one is director J.J. Abrams? …

Alleged RCMP secret leaker Cameron Ortis granted bail

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:29AM EDT OTTAWA — Cameron Jay Ortis, a senior RCMP official accused of breaching Canada’s official-secrets law, has been granted release on bail with strict conditions. Under the terms outlined Tuesday, Ortis will live with his parents in Abbotsford, B.C., must report to the RCMP…