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

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

Edmonton auto body shop owner grieves employee who was killed – Edmonton

The owner of an auto body shop in Edmonton’s Chinatown neighborhood is devastated after an employee who was with him from the start of his 33-year business was fatally attacked Wednesday. “I’m miserable, terrible,” said Anthony Hai, who has owned Albert’s Auto Body since 1989. “But we still have to cope with it.” Late Wednesday … Read more

US intel skeptical Putin will be swayed by Russian public opinion over war in Ukraine

Officials also doubt that the war, which many strategists believe has been an unmitigated disaster for Russia’s military, is likely to lead to the removal of Putin from power, at least in the short term. Putin is intimately involved in the day-to-day management of the conflict, according to three sources familiar with US and western … Read more

Jason Kenney to stay on as UCP leader until successor chosen

Jason Kenney will remain the leader of the United Conservative Party until his successor is chosen. A statement issued from UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf Thursday said a daylong meeting in Calgary had “vigorous discussion and debate” about the future of the party and the need to stay united. Read more: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney … Read more

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby moving to the White House

While the details are still being finalized, Kirby is expected to take on a senior foreign policy communications role with the National Security Council. The Pentagon’s chief spokesman has become a prominent face of the administration amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He will not regularly do White House briefings, according to the current plan, but … Read more

Most Republican senators who voted against Ukraine aid will back NATO expansion

But some indicated they had not decided whether to approve the expansion the alliance and one conservative, Josh Hawley of Missouri, said he’s “undecided” and concerned the US is too involved in security issues in Europe and should be focused on the Asia Pacific. “I’m undecided,” Hawley said. “I want to make sure it will … Read more

Tamara Lich breached bail, should be behind bars, Crown argues of convoy leader

The Crown is accusing so-called “Freedom Convoy’” organizer Tamara Lich of breaching her bail conditions and prosecutors argue she should go back to jail until her trial. A judge initially denied Lich bail after her arrest during the massive demonstration that overtook downtown Ottawa for more than three weeks in February, but she was released … Read more

Craig James, former BC legislature clerk, guilty of fraud, breach of trust

The BC legislature’s former clerk, who was accused of misspending money from the public purse, has been found guilty of fraud and breach of trust. Craig James pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer based on allegations of misspending stemming from … Read more