Governor-General Mary Simon faces legal challenge over appointment

Governor-General Mary Simon faces legal challenge over appointment

Mary Simon is sworn in as the first Indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on July 26, 2021.BLAIR GABLE/X02562 A group of Quebeckers has filed a legal challenge of the appointment of Mary Simon as Governor-General on the grounds that her inability to speak French violates constitutional … Read more

109 live animals found in women’s luggage in wildlife smuggling bust – National

109 live animals found in women’s luggage in wildlife smuggling bust – National

Two women were arrested in a Thai airport on Monday after authorities discovered at least 109 live animals packed into their luggage. The staggering list of wildlife included porcupines, armadillos, turtles, chameleons and snakes. Security officers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport discovered the veritable zoo after inspecting the bags of two women who were trying to … Read more

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

A woman wears a mask while riding the subway in Toronto on March 14, 2020.Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press It’s time to bring back indoor mask-wearing requirements, some health professionals say amid concerns of a potential surge in COVID-19 cases this summer. In fact, according to Alberta emergency physician Chuck Wurster, public-health authorities across the country … Read more

How the world’s ‘most high-profile kleptocracy case’ didn’t stop the sale of this Hong Kong penthouse

How the world’s ‘most high-profile kleptocracy case’ didn’t stop the sale of this Hong Kong penthouse

The Arch in West Kowloon next to other residential and commercial building.Jonathan Wong/South China Morning Post/Getty Images Looming over downtown Kowloon like a giant, orange, lowercase n, The Arch is one of Hong Kong’s swankiest property developments. In 2008, a penthouse unit sold for $36.5-million to a company linked to Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the … Read more

Rudy Giuliani slap: Charges downgraded for accused grocery store employee – National

Rudy Giuliani slap: Charges downgraded for accused grocery store employee – National

Rudy Giuliani’s alleged assaulter had his charges downgraded late Monday after video footage was released that showed the moment the former New York mayor was slapped on the back by the grocery store worker, raising doubts about the severity of the blow. Daniel Gill, 39, a worker at ShopRite, was initially charged with second-degree assault … Read more

Mark Carney says global recession risk is ‘uncomfortably high,’ but Canada likely to fare better than most other countries

Mark Carney says global recession risk is ‘uncomfortably high,’ but Canada likely to fare better than most other countries

Mark Carney speaking in London on Dec. 16, 2019.Kirsty Wigglesworth/The Associated Press The former governor of the central banks of Canada and England says the risk of a recession in the United States and globally is “uncomfortably high,” but that Canada is likely to fare better in a slowdown than most other countries. Mark Carney … Read more

Ontario cabinet minister faces hearing on private endangered species charges

Ontario cabinet minister faces hearing on private endangered species charges

Ontario’s new natural resources minister is facing a hearing to determine whether he harmed a threatened turtle species when he was the mayor of a small town. The charges brought in a private prosecution allege that Graydon Smith and the Town of Bracebridge, where Smith served as mayor, harmed Blanding’s turtles as well as posed … Read more

‘We are suffocating’: Details emerge as 21 teens found dead in South Africa nightclub – National

‘We are suffocating’: Details emerge as 21 teens found dead in South Africa nightclub – National

As authorities continue their investigation into the mysterious deaths of 21 teenagers who died while partying at a South African nightclub, survivor statements have revealed new details about that deadly night. To celebrate the end of school exams, a number of underage teenagers gathered at the Enyobeni Tavern in East London on Saturday evening and … Read more

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest – National

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest – National

NOTE: The following article contains content that some might find disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. Actor Jodie Sweetin, child star of the ’90s sitcom Full housewas pushed to the ground by Los Angeles police officers during an abortion rights protest on Sunday. Video footage of the incident was shared to social media Sunday … Read more

Jan. 6 committee calls surprise hearing for Tuesday to present recently obtained evidence

Jan.  6 committee calls surprise hearing for Tuesday to present recently obtained evidence

The HouseJan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The hearing scheduled for 1 pm on Tuesday comes after Congress left Washington for a two-week recess. Lawmakers on the panel investigating the … Read more