Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains Trump’s impeachment to Trump’s lawyers, drops in Biggie Smalls reference

Senate Republicans rejected a series of amendments proposed on behalf of House impeachment managers Tuesday, killing motions to subpoena Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton, and other potential witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial plus Ukraine-related records from the White House, State Department, Office of Management and Budget, and Pentagon. The Democratic House impeachment managers took turns […]

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Prison Watchdog Ivan Zinger: Proportion Of Indigenous People In Federal Custody A ‘National Travesty’

OTTAWA — The proportion of Indigenous people in federal custody has hit a record high of more than 30 per cent due to disturbing and entrenched imbalances, Canada’s prison ombudsman warned Tuesday. The numbers are even more troubling for Indigenous women, who account for 42 per cent of the female prison population, correctional investigator Ivan […]

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U.S. Senate Gathers For Historic Trump Impeachment Trial

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled last-minute changes to his resolution laying out the rules of the Senate impeachment trial, allowing additional time for opening arguments after several Republican senators objected to the original guidelines. The new rules allow both sides 24 hours spread over three days ― […]

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New NAFTA, Gun Control High On Liberals’ Agenda Ahead Of Parliament’s Return

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the way Canadians have supported each other throughout the snowstorm in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as mourning the deaths of so many on board a downed passenger jet in Iran, will inform how his Liberal government approaches politics. “Canadians at our best, in difficult times, are there […]

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Toronto Police Officer Who Killed Teen On Streetcar Gets Full Parole

TORONTO — A police officer who fatally shot a distraught teenager on an empty Toronto streetcar in 2013 has won full parole. The only restriction on James Forcillo is that he have no contact with the victim’s relatives. Forcillo, 37, was convicted in 2016 of attempted murder in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, and […]

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All Ontario Catholic Schools Closed Tuesday As Teachers Strike

TORONTO — Catholic schools across Ontario will be closed Tuesday, as will public high schools and elementary schools in several boards. The union representing Catholic teachers is holding a one-day strike Tuesday, while the other two unions are engaged in rotating strikes. All three unions, as well as the one representing teachers in the French […]

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Unifor President Jerry Dias Arrested Amid Union Protest Against Regina Oil Refinery

REGINA — A union representing more than 700 workers in a contract dispute at the Co-op oil refinery tried to shut down the Regina facility Monday as police made arrests. Unifor posted a video on Twitter late in the afternoon showing officers taking the union’s national president, Jerry Dias, and western regional director, Gavin McGarrigle, […]

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Coronavirus Ruled Out In 3 Canadian Cases Of Viral Pneumonia

Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country’s chief public health officer said Monday. The World Health Organization, meanwhile, announced plans to hold an emergency meeting to decide whether the illness linked to three deaths in China is an international emergency. […]

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Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou Faces First Day Of Extradition Trial

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer says fraud allegations against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou are a “facade” and the charges are really about the United States attempting to enforce its sanctions against Iran. A court hearing began Monday in Vancouver over the American request to extradite Meng on allegations she lied to HSBC about a Huawei […]

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