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The nasty verbal assault on Chrystia Freeland tells us a lot about rage in Canadian politics

By Max Fawcett | Opinion | August 28th 2022

It’s an iron law in Alberta politics: when Premier Jason Kenney tries to spike the football, it inevitably finds its way back into his face. And while it seemed impossible at the time that he’d be able to top the fiasco that was his “Best Summer Ever” from 2021, he may have outdone himself with his recently launched “Alberta is Calling” campaign.

Lululemon founder gives $380,000 to boost B.C.'s right

Lululemon founder gives $380,000 to boost B.C.'s right-leaning candidates, asks others to donate

Exclusive: Vancouver entrepreneur Chip Wilson has been urging other wealthy individuals to donate to new organization seeking to help B.C.'s right-leaning "pro-business" candidates defeat "socialist" opponents, starting with this October's municipal elections.

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Dan Fumano

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Canadian teen arrested for threatening mass shooting at Florida Pride event: police

Updated June 6, 2022 6:44 p.m. PDT

Published June 6, 2022 6:32 p.m. PDT

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Canada for allegedly threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Pride event in Florida.

According to the West Palm Beach Police Department, the teen was arrested early Monday following an international investigation that the involved Toronto and Peel Regional Police, as well as the FBI.


Driver of pickup truck alleged to have hit multiple people at residential school memorial march in B.C.

The driver of a pickup truck that allegedly struck several people at a residential schoolmemorial march in Mission, B.C. has turned himself in to police and had his vehicle seized for examination.

Mission RCMP provided the update on Monday, two days after the incident at the event, which was called the March for Recognition for Residential Schools. The detachment said the driver is not currently in custody.

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Jeremy Skibicki

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The WSIB’s practice of deeming considered “racist”

Injured migrant workers and their allies wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, Ontario’s Premier, Ontario’s Labour Minister and the WSIB President and CEO on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, demanding an end to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) practice known as “deeming”, as they believe that this practice perpetuates “systemic racism.”