National Newswatch

Former escort called to testify against Bruce Carson at preliminary inquiry

Jun 2 2014 — Kenneth Jackson — The former escort at the centre of the Bruce Carson scandal was called to testify against the former senior aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday at the beginning of Carson’s influence peddling preliminary inquiry. Michele McPherson was called to the stand as a Crown witness. Evidence taken at the inquiry can’t be shared publicly […]

New Bruce Carson charges stem from ‘business’ with federal departments, meeting involving Trudeau aide

May 13 2014 — Jorge Barrera — One of the three illegal lobbying charges levelled by the RCMP against Bruce Carson stems from a meeting he arranged with the country’s energy ministers that also included one of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s current senior advisors, according to court documents. Carson, once a trusted confidant of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was also charged with […]

RCMP sifted through 51,000 of Bruce Carson’s emails for 3 separate investigations

Mar 6 2014 — Jorge Barrera — The RCMP have obtained 51,000 of Bruce Carson’s emails which have been used in three separate investigations against the former senior aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, according to a second recently unsealed RCMP court document obtained by APTN National News. The emails were first uncovered during the RCMP’s initial investigation of Carson for alleged influence […]

Brazeau defence: ‘We will challenge that lady’

Feb 14 2014 — Jorge Barrera — The lawyer defending suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau in his ongoing assault and sexual assault case wants to use statements made by the alleged victim to the RCMP during a separate Senate expenses investigation to challenge her credibility, Quebec court heard Friday. Brazeau was not present for his Valentine’s Day date with the court. His defence […]

Sex abuse trial of priest to wrap up in March

Jan 23 2014 — Kent Driscoll, — IQALUIT, Nunavut - Witnesses have finished their testimony in the trial of a former priest accused of sex assaults against dozens of Inuit children in a remote Arctic community.The case of Eric Dejaeger is to wrap up the week of March 17, when lawyers are to argue final legal motions and make closing statements.Dejaeger, who […]

Frank Magazine terminates ‘Operation Give a Dog a Bone,’ boots Brazeau

Jan 15 2014 — — Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau was dumped by the East Coast’s Frank Magazine after publishing one column for the Halifax-based satirical periodical. The news of Brazeau’s bumbled new career move surfaced this week in an apology to readers written by Frank Magazine editor Andrew Douglas. “Operation Give a Dog a Bone has been terminated,” wrote Douglas, in column titled, Please […]

Ottawa prepared for nation-wide protests following RCMP Elsipogtog raid: documents

Jan 8 2014 — Jorge Barrera — The federal government prepared for the potential of a nation-wide flare up of protests triggered by heavily-armed raid last October by RCMP tactical units on a Mi’kmaq-led anti-fracking camp in New Brunswick, internal government records show. Ottawa’s nerve centre created to deal with national threats immediately swung into action to deal with the potential of […]

CSIS watchdog chair lobbying for FN energy firm with links to China

Jan 7 2014 — Jorge Barrera — The chair of Canada’s spy agency watchdog has registered in Alberta to lobby for a First Nations energy company jointly drilling for oil on its territory with a Chinese-controlled firm. Chuck Strahl is chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) which oversees the activities of the Canadian Intelligence Security Service (CSIS) and investigates complaints […]

Senator Brazeau romantically linked to owner of house at scene of Quebec police “intervention”

Oct 2 2013 — Jorge Barrera — Senator Patrick Brazeau had a romantic relationship with the female owner of the house where Gatineau police said they conducted an “intervention” early Tuesday morning, according to photos posted online. APTN National News contacted the woman who refused to provide details about what transpired, saying only that Brazeau did not hurt her. She asked the […]