Federal government tried to track down person who leaked info on Omar Khadr settlement
According to sources, the federal government utilized six departments to try and track down the individual who leaked the $10.5 million settlement with convicted terrorist Omar Khadr to the public.
The settlement was reported on July 3, 2017 through the Globe and Mail, the same source which leaked the SNC-Lavalin story.
According to the Globe, their purported source was an unnamed “federal insider”.
According to documents, the Privy Council Office was still searching for the whistle-blower months after the settlement was reported to the media.
After the leak six government departments were labeled as potential sources and the federal government asked each of them to conduct an investigation into who the potential culprit was.
“The facts gathered in this review were shared with (Privy Council Office) which confirmed on September 15, 2017, that the PSPC is no longer within the scope of the review into this matter,” read a report on the matter. “PCO continues to move with other Departements (sic) in its attempt to identify the source of the leak.”
The government settled with Khadr after he filed a $20 million suit over alleged human rights abuses after his internment in Guantanamo Bay.
After coming into power, Prime Minister Justin Trudeua settled with the convicted murderer and suggested that it was the “best option” for Canada.
Six people in Quebec are being monitored in hospitals in Quebec City and Montreal for coronavirus, according to a provincial health ministry spokesperson.
The six people had recently travelled to China and are all displaying symptoms of the Wuhan virus, though it is still unknown whether or not it could be a different respiratory virus.
Five of the people are still being monitored, while a sixth has tested negative and has been discharged from the hospital. Officials did not say which hospitals the patients are being held in.
“The Minister of Health and Social Services wishes to reassure the population and to recall that, as the epidemiological situation is evolving rapidly, the necessary measures have been taken to diagnose cases that could arise in Quebec,” the ministry said in a statement to CTV News.
Airport officials are also doing their due diligence to monitor travellers from China and Thailand, two countries that are considered “under surveillance.”
The ministry did note that the global risk for Canadians abroad and returning remains low, as cases diagnosed outside of China are few.
Though the risk of contraction remains low, Canada’s chief public health officer said that all airports in Canada with direct flights from China would screen passengers as a preventative measure.
It is suspected that the virus can be transmitted between people. In China, over 400 cases of the virus have been confirmed, with 17 people dead.
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Shocking new footage was released today by Project Veritas, showing the Bernie Sanders campaign calling the police on their journalist as he attempted to get a comment from a campaign director on their recently exposed radical staffers.
Victoria Felder, regional field director of the Sanders campaign, got in her car and drove off after a PV journalist requested comment on her recently exposed colleagues that were recorded promoting violence and communist propaganda. The campaign declined to speak to the PV journalist and called the police on him instead.
A police officer who’d spoken to members of the Sanders’ campaign approached the journalist in his car, where he then passed the message along for them. According to the officer, the campaign is standing by its radical staffers and will continue to decline comment.
“So, this is what they’re telling me, is that all of the people that they work with and for and stuff like that will have no comment. That’s what you’re going to get from them.” said the officer.
He continues: “It’s one of those things where they wish he hadn’t said that, but they’re still standing by him.”
One of the radical staffers, Martin Weissberger, is then spotted by the journalist and approached with questions on his extreme views and how they tie to the Sanders campaign.
“Hey Martin, do you have a comment on wanting to dissolve the federal government and have Bernie Sanders act as a director—an executive director?” the journalist asked.
Weissberger also declined to comment, got into his car, and drove off.
Toronto based lawyer Leslyn Lewis is intending to run for Conservative Party leadership, according to the Toronto Sun.
Lewis holds a PHD in international law, and if elected leader, she would become the first black woman to lead a major Canadian political party. Lewis grew up in East York in Ontario, is a single mom, and a proud Christian.
Lewis has little name recognition, especially when compared to candidates like Peter MacKay and Erin O’Toole who have been on the Tory scene for some time. Due to the minority government, an election could be called any time, making someone who is not already known to the public a risky, long-shot choice.
Lewis is known for participating a high-level cases throughout Ontario and is known for being an accomplished lawyer. In 2015, she ran in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park, losing to the incumbent Liberal.
In order to enter the CPC leadership contest, the Tories have required prospective candidates to collect 1,000 signatures. They must also give an initial deposit of $25,000. According to reports, Lewis is well on her way to achieve this number.
Canadian trans activist Jessica Yaniv has been threatened with legal action after telling her Twitter followers that The Post Millennial‘s Amy Eileen Hamm sexually assaulted her. So to avoid this, Yaniv must issue a full public apology and retract her statement immediately.
The original incident occurred on January 15th, in which Yaniv accused Hamm on twitter of sexually assaulting her in the courthouse. Yaniv described the incident as “vicious,” stating that she had to seek out a rape crisis centre.
The legal letter that was sent to Yaniv after this incident, stated that “Ms. Hamm intends to commence legal action against you. Your lies have publicly damaged her. She has suffered embarrassment and humiliation … you are much larger and more psychically imposing, dwarfing her psychically.”
The letter went on to say, “We hereby demand a public apology and immediate retraction of your defamation … further harassment of Ms. Hamm will be met with immediate legal action.”
This letter will come as a blow to Yaniv who is currently facing other legal troubles. Yesterday, the trans activist was arrested and charged with assault after lashing out and smacking a Rebel Media commentator on camera.
Yaniv’s alleged assault of the Rebel Media commentator was outside a courthouse where she appeared in court on weapons charges, after revealing she owned a taser on Blaire White’s Youtube Channel.