Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Vehicles block a road during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules and the Trudeau government, outside Parliament in Ottawa on Feb. 15.ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images On the night before the federal government imposed the federal Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, the Prime Minister’s national security and intelligence adviser, Jody … Read more

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Pro-democracy protesters are surrounded by police officers as they carry a banner against the chief executive election near a polling station in Hong Kong on May 8.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press A group of Hong Kong activists living in Canada, the United States and Britain say they will hold elections to a parliament-in-exile next year, aiming … Read more

Ottawa knew about Hockey Canada sexual-assault claim in 2018

Ottawa knew about Hockey Canada sexual-assault claim in 2018

Witnesses Michel Ruest, Senior Director, Programs, Sport Canada Branch of Canadian Heritage, and Isabelle Mondou, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on July 26.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Ottawa was told by Hockey Canada in 2018 about sexual-assault allegations involving members of that year’s Canadian world junior … Read more

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan. 6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan.  6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Then-US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.Evan Vucci/The Associated Press President Donald Trump crossed out sentences that distanced him from the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and refused to call for their prosecution in a draft of a speech he delivered the next … Read more

How a coding error caused Rogers outage that left millions without service

How a coding error caused Rogers outage that left millions without service

People use the wifi inside Toronto’s Fairview Mall on July 8.Yader Guzman/The Globe and Mail Rogers Communications Inc. RCI-BT engineers began the sixth step of a seven-step process to upgrade the core infrastructure that supports the company’s wireless and broadband networks at 2:27 am on July 8. Two hours and 16 minutes later, a coding … Read more

Steve Bannon convicted of contempt of Congress for defying subpoena from Jan. 6 committees

Steve Bannon convicted of contempt of Congress for defying subpoena from Jan.  6 committees

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon arrives at US District Court, in Washington, on June 15.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/Reuters Steve Bannon, a key associate of former President Donald Trump and an influential figure on the American right, was convicted on Friday of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee probing last year’s attack on … Read more

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan. 6 committee hears

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan.  6 committee hears

Images of former US President Donald Trump are displayed during a hearing by the House Select Committee in Washington on July 21.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump dismissed pleas from his top aides, lawyers and family members to halt a riot by his supporters at the US … Read more

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan. 6 committee hears

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan.  6 committee hears

Images of former US President Donald Trump are displayed during a hearing by the House Select Committee in Washington on July 21.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump dismissed pleas from his top aides, lawyers and family members to halt a riot by his supporters at the US … Read more

Defense in Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial remains case without calling any witnesses

Defense in Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial remains case without calling any witnesses

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks with reporters as he departs federal court, in Washington, on July 20.Alex Brandon/The Associated Press The defense in Steve Bannon’s trial rested its case on Thursday without calling any witnesses and asked the judge to acquit Donald Trump’s noted former presidential adviser on contempt of Congress charges for … Read more

Prosecution rests its case in former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s trial

Prosecution rests its case in former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s trial

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks to reporters outside the federal court in Washington on July 20.Alex Brandon/The Associated Press The prosecution rested its case on Wednesday in the trial of Steve Bannon, the noted former presidential adviser to Donald Trump, after calling just two witnesses including a senior staff member of the congressional … Read more