Morneau and Trudeau are looking out for the rich

The finance minister’s company has been involved in converting workers into riskier pensions, which of course haven’t affected managers. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen in the House of Commons in Ottawa in October, are looking out for the rich, Linda McQuaig writes.  (ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By LINDA MCQUAIGColumnist Thu., Nov. 23, 2017 There’s lots of lamenting about the way the rich keep getting richer while ordinary folk struggle to keep their heads above water. Along with the lamenting, there’s usually some resigned muttering about how it’s…

Missing underwear in Renfrew? Contact the OPP

The OPP have an odd question for the women of Renfrew County: have you noticed any underwear go missing? Police seized “a quantity of bras and panties” after executing a search warrant at a man’s home last month. 61-year-old John Douglas (Doug) Burwell is facing two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of committing an indictable offence, and six counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He was held for bail and then released on a recognizance with conditions, police say. Burwell has lived in the Admaston Bromley…

Judge rejects request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets

A judge in Toronto has dismissed a request to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets. The request for an injunction came from the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan. The widow, Tabitha Speer, will be asking a Canadian court to enforce a $134-million US wrongful-death judgment against Khadr handed down in Utah. The Ontario Superior Court judge hearing today’s case said today the request to freeze Khadr’s assets pending a trial was “extraordinary.” The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops in July 2002 following a firefight at a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan that…

John Ivison: 71% of Canadians say Liberals were wrong to settle with Omar Khadr

More worrying for the Trudeau government is that 61% of past Liberal voters also think the government did the wrong thing (along with 64% of 2015 NDP supporters) Omar KhadrTom Braid/Postmedia Network OTTAWA — The first opinion poll carried out since the government apologized and paid $10.5 million in compensation to former child soldier Omar Khadr suggests the Liberals will pay a political price for the decision. Seven out of 10 Canadians say the government made the wrong call by settling out of court, according to an online survey conducted by…