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Any errors in arrest of Huawei CFO were technical, Canadian government tells court
British Columbia Supreme Court judge Heather J. Holmes quizzed government lawyers on why Canadian border guards would seize and seal Meng's phones in advance of her arrest without reviewing the contents of the phones." Meng attended court, taking notes continuously while seated next to an interpreter.

Gibb-Carsley said the CBSA had the authority to seize Meng's devices and seal them in mylar bags to protect them from remote wiping, but the border guards did not examine the contents of the phones before providing them to RCMP arresting officers.

He also said the additional disclosure that Meng's defense is seeking would not help their case and would only complicate the process.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:41:28 PM EST
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ELECTION 2019 21 Oct

basic background: Is Canada Heading Into A Nasty Election Year? Trudeau, Scheer, Singh And May Reveal What's Ahead Oct 2018
"[PHOTO] Clockwise from top left: Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May, Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer...."
Federal election 2019: When is it? Who's running? And other FAQs., 22 Apr 2019

Who's running?

It's too soon to answer that question in its totality for each of Canada's 338 ridings--that number will remain the same in 2019--but in general terms, the major parties will be the Liberals, who'll fight to retain their majority, the Conservatives, who'll want to unseat the Liberals to form a government, and the New Democratic Party, who'll want to grow their distant-third-place status into something a bit more competitive with the other two major parties. The Green party will run, of course, and the Bloc Quebecois, in Quebec. Former Conservative MP Maxime Bernier's new People's Party of Canada will have a full slate of candidates in 2019.

The Globe and Mail: paywall, free tracking poll, 10 Sep 2019

Trudeau's first debate and his controversial second plane: week three
"Each week, the National Post will summarize the 2019 federal election in 60 seconds", A/V, transcript; Election 2019 platforms: Here's what the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Greens are promising, 2 Oct

Election promises: Tax cuts for many--and tax hikes on the rich, 5 Oct
[PHOTO "Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May"]

(Please note: This article does not look at taxes on vacant homes or foreign homebuyers or tax breaks and benefits changes aimed specifically at parents.)
usual suspects

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 at 06:26:42 PM EST
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'An election about nothing' leaves many uninspired, 10 Oct poll smoke
An Ipsos poll published this week showed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals with 35 percent support in the run-up to the October 21 vote, while the opposition Conservatives, headed by Andrew Scheer, were following closely at 34 percent.
A Leger Marketing poll dated October 2 found that 58 percent of eligible voters in Alberta and 49 percent of voters in Manitoba and Saskatchewan said they would vote for the Conservatives - the party's strongest support countrywide.
The campaign has also largely failed to showcase the policy differences between the parties, said Findlay, and serious issues - from systemic racism to indigenous rights to foreign policy - have been largely left off the table. ..."there's not that groundswell of, 'we gotta get rid of this government', nor has the performance of the Liberals or the Conservatives been sufficient to rise above the fray"
Cuba asks Canada to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, 28 Aug
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez urged Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela in their third meeting since May on the South American country's political and humanitarian crisis.
Network in Defense of Humanity Repudiates the Invocation of TIAR, 13 Sep
On September 11, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), of which Venezuela is no longer a member, approved the activation of TIAR, which contemplates "the use of armed force" for an eventual intervention in Venezuela.

The proposal was introduced by the supposed Venezuelan representative (Gustavo Tarre Briceño appointed by the deputy in contempt, Juan Guaidó, who is not recognized by the legitimate Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro) and was approved with 12 votes in favour, 5 abstentions and 2 absentees. The 12 countries that supported TIAR - out of a total of 19 signatories - were: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, United States and Juan Guaidó. Five countries abstained: Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay; Bahamas and Cuba were absent.

Lima Group willing to impose sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro, 30 Sep
Latin American countries on Monday said they were willing to implement sanctions to force out Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but expressed deep reservations about any use of force. The Lima Group, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Juan Guaidó, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru, did not specify what type of sanctions. But in a joint statement, the countries made clear that they did not support a military intervention to depose Maduro.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 08:20:56 PM EST
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wut, Does a Star of David on a Vehicle Traveling with the Migrant Caravan Prove Soros Is Behind It?
False. ...Sharp-eyed Courtney Tubbs of The Goldwater spotted a tell-tale clue in a Canadian propaganda "news" video:

CBC/Radio-Canada is funded in whole or in part by Canada government or CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian public broadcast service. You be the judge.

## Mental disorder is a communicable disease.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 07:12:41 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 06:25:39 AM EST
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Canada votes as Trudeau, his 'sunny ways' clouded by scandals, tries to hold power
Given the fact that neither of the front-runners could come away with a parliamentary majority, it is the smaller left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) or the separatist Bloc Quebecois that could end up holding the balance of power.
EKOS Research pollster Frank Graves said the Liberals needed turnout to be similar to four years ago or otherwise the Conservatives may have an edge.

"We may well be waiting until the final vote tallies in British Columbia to see who will win on Monday," Graves said.

Canadians vote amid some delays, robocalls and power outages
27.4M eligible voters, 4.7M early ballots, 20,000 polling stations
GLOBAL NEWS | Decision Canada: Federal Election Results Special | LIVE stream

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 11:15:18 PM EST
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Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government
156/388 LIB, 122 CON, 24 NDP, 32 BQ : "Minority governments in Canada rarely last more than 2-1/2 years."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 07:31:13 AM EST
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What the heck is a Wexit?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 07:56:48 PM EST
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Trudeau taps star diplomat Freeland to tackle 'Wexit' divisions

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 01:50:26 AM EST
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