The Slatest By Jeremy Stahl and Josh Voorhees April 27,2015 Hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died while in police custody earlier this month, the Baltimore police department reported that its officers had been attacked by a “group of disorderly individuals” throwing rocks and bricks near Mondawmin Mall in Northwest […]
The StarPhoenix By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix, with files from Andrea Hill of The StarPhoenix and The Canadian Press April 22,2015 TISDALE –Five people, including three children under the age of nine, are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in the northeast Saskatchewan community of Tisdale. In addition to the grisly scene at […]
Finance Minister Joe Oliver scrapes together savings to balance books, and give tax breaks
CBC News By Laura Payton Apr 21, 2015 The Conservatives have their balanced budget — barely. Finance Minister Joe Oliver has managed to keep the Conservatives’ 2011 election promise to return Canada to a surplus in 2015 with a federal budget that has the government spending $1.4 billion less than it takes in — despite […]
Stephen Harper, always a politician, seems willing to copy Obama's re-embrace of Cuba. That doesn't mean he likes it.
The Star By Tony Burman April 18,2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s graceless encounter with Cuban President Raul Castro at last weekend’s historic Summit of the Americas in Panama reminded me of something. We need to keep telling our grandchildren that, yes, there was a time — long, long ago, perhaps — when Canada stood as […]