Buffalo mass shooting exposes ‘blind spots’ over white terrorism: expert – National

The Buffalo supermarket mass shooting by an apparent white supremacist lays bare what one expert is calling the “blind spots” in how authorities treat white and far-right terrorism. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Queen’s University assistant professor Amarnath Amarasingam said researchers studying violent extremism, like him, are learning from the plethora … Read more

Republicans look to Georgia for a path beyond Trump’s 2020 grievances

“You’re going to have a lot of very strong Trump supporters who are going to vote for Brian Kemp,” said Martha Zoller, a talk radio host in Georgia who previously worked for both Perdue and Kemp. Zoller said when Perdue was considering running for governor, she advised him to find meaningful ways to differentiate himself … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine rules, equalization ‘derailed’ support for Kenney: Smith

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s imposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandate and other public health measures, along with the province’s desire for equalization changes, are what “derailed” his leadership, suggests rival leadership Danielle Smith. In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Smith said Kenney’s decisions to put in place public health measures as COVID-19 spiked … Read more

Ontario Votes Roundup: The Seinfeld Election

Has anything changed two weeks before election day? David Akin walks us through his numbers. Horwath, Schreiner get COVID-19. Alex Boutilier: Ontario’s 43rd general election is not an election about nothing, but an election where nothing seems to be breaking through to voters. The public polling released so far projects a comfortable lead for PC … Read more

Australian PM concedes election defeat as conservatives ousted after 9-year rule – National

Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat after an election on Saturday and the opposition Labor Party was set to end almost a decade of conservative rule, possibly with the support of pro-environment independents. Partial results showed Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition had been punished by voters in Western Australia and affluent urban seats in particular. “Tonight, I … Read more

Canada, other nations stage walkout at APEC meeting over Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in the Thai capital, officials said. A Japanese official said Japan’s Trade Minister Koichi Hagiuda and his counterparts from the US, … Read more

US Navy names destroyer after Filipino Medal of Honor recipient

A future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named USS Telesforo Trinidad, after Fireman 2nd Class Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday. Trinidad was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on January 21, 1915, aboard the USS San Diego, a 12,000-ton armored cruiser that was the flagship … Read more

Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Seoul CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a White House official said, after the bill was flown to Seoul. The Senate passed it following Biden’s departure from Washington. The confirmation that Biden had signed the bill came as the President attended a state dinner with South … Read more

Ex-Tory finance critic says he left role after MPs tried to ‘muzzle’ Poilievre criticism – National

Former Conservative finance critic Ed Fast says he stepped down from the role earlier this week to “speak freely” after some of his fellow MPs tried to “muzzle” his criticism of leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre. In an email sent through Jean Charest’s leadership campaign, which Fast is co-chairing, the longtime Abbotsford MP said Poilievre’s supporters … Read more