‘Freedom movement’ rallies planned for Ottawa all summer: organizer

OTTAWA – Events are set to take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and the rest of the summer for what organizers say are to protest remaining COVID-19 pandemic-era restrictions. 19. Veterans for Freedom steering committee member Andrew MacGillivray said in an interview posted on YouTube that he will be holding a … Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating an unofficial challenge coin depicting a Haitian migrant incident

The piece, which is for sale on eBay, is inscribed with phrases such as “You will be fired” and “Mastered since May 28, 1924”. We don’t know where the coin came from. “The images depicted on this coin are offensive, insensitive, and against CBP’s core values. This is not an official CBP coin,” Miranda said … Read more

Albanese national cabinet a ‘refreshing change’

Friday’s National Cabinet meeting was a “refreshing change” from previous meetings with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced after the meeting that the federal COVID-19 funding agreement would be extended through December 30, a move that was openly welcomed by state premiers. “Previously, we tried to … Read more

Ottawa urged to act amid ongoing privacy leaks in military sexual misconduct deal

Ottawa is facing calls to respond to a growing number of privacy breaches involving service members who have been victims of sexual misconduct in uniform, with experts and opposition parties calling the mistakes unacceptable. Epiq Class Action Services has admitted to leaking the personal data of more than 100 current and former members of the … Read more

Household and business budgets will experience “at least six months of pain”

Sky News political editor Andrew Clennell said household and business budgets had been “overdue for at least six months”. “If this energy crisis isn’t enough, the fact that the US Reserve raised interest rates by 0.75% overnight probably indicates what we’re about to face here next month in terms of another rate hike,” he said.

What to expect on Day 3 of January 6: A focus on Mike Pence

Aides said the hearing will include new material and documents about Pence’s movements on January 6 and what he was doing when the Senate chamber was forced to evacuate after rioters entered the US Capitol. The hearing will focus on Trump lawyer John Eastman’s theory that Pence had the power to overturn the election results … Read more

China is building thousands of test cabins to live with Covid-19, but at what cost?

As Beijing struggles to contain a resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, the city has deployed more than 9,000 testing stations to screen people regularly. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota visits one to unpack the costs of China’s commitment to its zero-Covid policy. Photo: David Sahay for the WSJ

Biden administration announces $1 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine – CBS Tampa

WASHINGTON DC. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) – The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will provide an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine to fight Russia, a package including deliveries of additional howitzers, ammunition and coastal defense systems. US President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on … Read more

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel Garner mulls running for UCP leadership

OTTAWA — Michelle Rempel Garner, a star of the Conservative movement in Canada, said Thursday night that she is considering running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party of Alberta and is stepping away from her job helping the one of the favorites in the federal party leadership race. Rumors that Rempel Garner was … Read more