National Newswatch

Conservative Leader Scheer won’t ‘lift finger’ to bring ‘Jihadi Jack’ to Canada

Aug 19 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm Monday for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media. Questions once again emerged about the fate of Jack Letts, the British-Canadian man held in a Kurdish jail in Syria, following word that London recently revoked his citizenship. Letts' father […]

Conservative Leader Scheer won’t ‘lift finger’ to bring ‘Jihadi Jack’ to Canada

Aug 19 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm Monday for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media. Questions once again emerged about the fate of Jack Letts, the British-Canadian man held in a Kurdish jail in Syria, following word that London recently revoked his citizenship. Letts' father […]

Conservative Leader Scheer won’t ‘lift finger’ to bring ‘Jihadi Jack’ to Canada

Aug 19 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm Monday for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media. Questions once again emerged about the fate of Jack Letts, the British-Canadian man held in a Kurdish jail in Syria, following word that London recently revoked his citizenship. Letts' father […]

SNC’s court bid to avoid prosecution to proceed through election period

Aug 15 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — SNC-Lavalin's court fight for a special agreement to avoid prosecution on corruption charges continues to lurch along, despite the prospect of a criminal trial and Wednesday's explosive report from the federal ethics watchdog on the conduct of the prime minister. The Federal Court of Appeal has set a series of filing deadlines that run through the fall — as […]

SNC’s court bid to avoid prosecution to proceed through election period

Aug 15 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — SNC-Lavalin's court fight for a special agreement to avoid prosecution on corruption charges continues to lurch along, despite the prospect of a criminal trial and Wednesday's explosive report from the federal ethics watchdog on the conduct of the prime minister. The Federal Court of Appeal has set a series of filing deadlines that run through the fall — as […]

SNC’s court bid to avoid prosecution to proceed through election period

Aug 15 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — SNC-Lavalin's court fight for a special agreement to avoid prosecution on corruption charges continues to lurch along, despite the prospect of a criminal trial and Wednesday's explosive report from the federal ethics watchdog on the conduct of the prime minister. The Federal Court of Appeal has set a series of filing deadlines that run through the fall — as […]

RCMP ‘sitting on’ watchdog report into alleged spying on anti-oil protesters

Aug 14 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP has been sitting for two years on a watchdog report into alleged Mountie surveillance of anti-oil protesters, a civil liberties group charges. In a letter this month to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, a lawyer for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association laments the "inordinate delay" that has effectively obstructed the report's release. The association lodged a complaint in […]

RCMP ‘sitting on’ watchdog report into alleged spying on anti-oil protesters

Aug 14 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP has been sitting for two years on a watchdog report into alleged Mountie surveillance of anti-oil protesters, a civil liberties group charges. In a letter this month to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, a lawyer for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association laments the "inordinate delay" that has effectively obstructed the report's release. The association lodged a complaint in […]

RCMP ‘sitting on’ watchdog report into alleged spying on anti-oil protesters

Aug 14 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP has been sitting for two years on a watchdog report into alleged Mountie surveillance of anti-oil protesters, a civil liberties group charges. In a letter this month to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, a lawyer for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association laments the "inordinate delay" that has effectively obstructed the report's release. The association lodged a complaint in […]

Crown touts testimony depicting Joshua Boyle’s ‘pattern of behaviour’

Aug 12 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Crown prosecutor says testimony about former hostage Joshua Boyle's controlling, abusive nature should be admitted into evidence at his assault trial because it depicts a relevant pattern of behaviour. Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty in Ontario court to offences against estranged spouse Caitlan Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement. The […]

Crown touts testimony depicting Joshua Boyle’s ‘pattern of behaviour’

Aug 12 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Crown prosecutor says testimony about former hostage Joshua Boyle's controlling, abusive nature should be admitted into evidence at his assault trial because it depicts a relevant pattern of behaviour. Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty in Ontario court to offences against estranged spouse Caitlan Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement. The […]

Crown touts testimony depicting Joshua Boyle’s ‘pattern of behaviour’

Aug 12 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Crown prosecutor says testimony about former hostage Joshua Boyle's controlling, abusive nature should be admitted into evidence at his assault trial because it depicts a relevant pattern of behaviour. Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty in Ontario court to offences against estranged spouse Caitlan Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement. The […]