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Liberal Appointee Clears Justin Trudeau for Using Canada’s Emergency Powers Act

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Liberal Appointee Clears Justin Trudeau's Use of Canada's Emergency Powers Act

An inquiry led by a Liberal appointee has found that Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government met the “high” criterion by invoking the never-before-used emergency powers act to terminate trucker demonstrations last February.

Justice Paul Rouleau, a long-time Liberal supporter who led the examination into the usage of the 1988 Emergencies Act, called the decision a “drastic move” but not a “dictatorial one”. In times of crisis, the legislation gives the government new authority.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used it three weeks into the protests on February 14, 2022.

“Lawful protest deteriorated into lawlessness, resulting in a national emergency,” Mr. Rouleau said in his report to the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC), which was tabled in the House of Commons on Friday.

Mr. Rouleau was a member of John Turner’s campaign for Liberal Party of Canada leadership when Pierre Trudeau announced his retirement. Rouleau then assisted in the selection of Turner’s cabinet after he was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Justice Paul Rouleau, who has been with the Liberal Party for over 40 years, was appointed by Justin Trudeau to investigate Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act. Mr. Rouleau said he did not conclude lightly, but the federal government’s actions were “appropriate” and “effective”.

Though the report claims that emergency powers were required, it also claims that Prime Minister Trudeau inflamed the situation by calling the movement a “fringe minority,” reinforcing demonstrators’ resolve.

At a press conference on Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Trudeau stated that his administration will take the report’s recommendations seriously and that a response will be issued within the next year following an analysis.

He also agreed with the criticism of his remarks on the protesters, adding he wished he had said them differently.

The “Freedom Convoy,” a three-week-long demonstration against the government’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, had gridlocked Canada’s national capital and received international attention.

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Justin Trudeau used 1988 legislation, which empowered the government to impose prohibitions on public assembly in some locations and to bar travel to protest zones, including by foreign nationals, among other steps.

It also needs a formal investigation after the emergency action is invoked.

Late last year, the POEC heard from over 70 witnesses and 50 specialists. Judge Paul Rouleau of the Ontario Court of Appeal presided over the hearings.

On the final day of the hearings, Mr. Trudeau testified before the commission.

He defended his administration’s use of the act, claiming that law enforcement could not confront the protest in Ottawa and that he was afraid about what would happen if the government did not end it.

The measure authorized the federal authorities to evict and arrest protestors and freeze the financial assets of anyone involved in the protests.

Mr. Trudeau testified that he would not have utilized the powers if he thought another option existed.

“If I had been confident that other orders of government or any other law in Canada would have sufficed to deal with this emergency,” he stated, “we would not have met the threshold” to invoke the act.

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In addition, the 2000-page report includes 56 recommendations to strengthen intelligence sharing, police reaction to large-scale protests, and the Emergencies Act itself.

The Emergencies Act was enacted in 1988 but has never been used. The law was explored in the early stages of the epidemic under public welfare but was ultimately deemed superfluous.

The antecedent law, known as the War Measures Act, was utilized three times in Canadian history: during the First World War, the Second World War, and, most controversially, during the October Crisis by Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s father.

Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau expresses sorrow for describing Freedom Convoy demonstrators as a ‘fringe minority’. Trudeau claimed he spoke too broadly about demonstrators, many of whom wanted to be heard in their opposition to two years of pandemic restrictions.

“I wish I had framed things differently,” Trudeau said at a press conference on Friday.

Trudeau claimed he was speaking too broadly about protestors, many of whom, he said, merely wanted to make their opinions heard in opposition to the government’s pandemic restrictions imposed for two years.

Trudeau admitted that he could have been more precise about a tiny group of people with anti-vaccine attitudes that he believed were causing harm.

“The truth is that there are a very small number of people in this nation who purposefully promote misinformation and deception that has resulted in Canadian fatalities and extreme hardship in others who trust them,” he stated. “But, that is a small subset of folks who were simply hurting, worried, and wanted to be heard.”

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre accused Trudeau of being the main source of division in Canada at a second press conference held shortly after Trudeau’s.

“He intends to divide and conquer. “He believes that if he can divide Canadians against one another, they will forget how horrible life has become,” Poilievre explained.

“He thinks that if you’re terrified of your neighbor, you’ll forget that you can’t pay your rent. If you’re terrified of a trucker, you might forget you’re hungry and divert your gaze away from the person who caused the situation in the first place.”


Judge Rules Donald Trump Defrauded Banks And Insurers While Building Real Estate Empire

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency, and he ordered that some of the former president’s companies be removed from his control and dissolved.

In a civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump and his company deceived banks, insurers, and others by grossly overvaluing his assets and inflating his net worth on documents to secure agreements and loans.

As punishment, Engoron ordered that some of Trump’s business licenses be revoked, making it difficult or impossible for them to conduct business in New York, and he stated that an independent monitor would continue to supervise Trump Organisation operations.

Without a successful appeal, the order would revoke Trump’s authority to make strategic and financial decisions regarding several of his most valuable properties in the state.

Trump railed against the decision in several statements, labeling it “un-American” and part of an ongoing plot to harm his reelection campaign.

He wrote on his Truth Social site, “My civil rights have been violated, and a federal or state appellate court must reverse this horrible, un-American decision.” He asserted that his company had “done a magnificent job for New York State” and “conducted business flawlessly,” describing the event as “A very sad day for the New York State System of Justice!”


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

His attorney, Christopher Kise, stated that an appeal would be filed, labeling the decision “completely disconnected from the facts and governing law.”

A few days before starting a non-jury trial in James’ lawsuit, Engoron’s ruling is the strongest rejection of Trump’s carefully manicured image as an affluent and intelligent real estate magnate turned political powerhouse.

Engoron discovered that Trump, his company, and key executives repeatedly lied about his wealth in his annual financial statements, garnering benefits such as favorable loan terms and reduced insurance premiums.

The judge stated that these tactics crossed the line and violated the law, refuting Trump’s argument that a disclaimer on the financial statements absolved him of wrongdoing.

“In the world of the defendants, rent-regulated apartments are worth the same as unregulated apartments; restricted land is worth the same as unrestricted land; restrictions can vanish into thin air; a disclaimer by one party casting blame on another party exonerates the other party’s lies,” Engoron wrote in his 35-page ruling. This is a fantasy world, not the actual universe.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

Manhattan prosecutors considered filing criminal charges for the same conduct but ultimately decided against it, leaving James no choice but to sue him and seek penalties designed to impede his and his family’s ability to conduct business.

The summary judgment rendered by Judge Engoron resolves the primary claim in James’ lawsuit, but several others remain. In a trial beginning on October 2, he will deliberate on these claims and James’ request for $250 million in penalties. Trump’s attorneys have requested a postponement from the Court of Appeals.

“Today, a judge ruled in our favour and found that Donald Trump and the Trump Organisation engaged in years of financial fraud,” James said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting the rest of our case at trial.”

In their motion for summary judgment, Trump’s attorneys argued that there was no evidence that their client’s actions had injured the public. They also argued that the statute of limitations prohibited many of the lawsuit’s allegations.

Noting that he had previously rejected these arguments, Engoron compared them to the narrative of the film “Groundhog Day.” He fined five defense attorneys $7,500 each as punishment for “engaging in repetitive, frivolous” arguments but denied James’ request to sanction Trump and other defendants.

James, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit against him and the Trump Organisation a year ago, alleging them of routinely inflating the value of his assets, including skyscrapers, golf courses, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, by billions.

Engoron discovered he consistently overvalued Mar-a-Lago, exaggerating its value by up to 2,300% on one financial statement. Additionally, the judge reprimanded Trump for misrepresenting the size of his Manhattan apartment. Trump asserted that his three-story Trump Tower penthouse was nearly three times larger than it was and valued it at $327 million.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

“A disparity of this magnitude, by a real estate developer calculating his own living space over decades, can only be considered fraud,” wrote Engoron.

Eric Trump insisted on X following the ruling that his father’s claims about Mar-a-Lago were accurate, writing that the Palm Beach estate is “estimated to be worth well over a billion dollars, making it arguably the most valuable residential property.” He described the decision and the lawsuit as “an attempt to destroy my father and evict him from New York.”

Under the terms of the ruling, the limited liability companies that control some of Trump’s most valuable properties, such as 40 Wall Street, will be dissolved, and a receiver will assume control over their operations. Trump would lose the authority to recruit or fire employees, rent office space, and make other crucial decisions.

Kise stated after the decision, “The decision seeks to nationalise one of the most successful corporate empires in the United States and seize control of private property despite the fact that there is no evidence of any default, breach, late payment, or complaint of harm.”

The presumptive Republican nominee for next year’s election faces several legal issues, including James’ suit. In the past six months, he has been indicted four times: in Georgia and Washington, D.C., for conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss, in Florida for stockpiling classified documents, and in New York for falsifying business records related to hush money paid on his behalf.

In a separate criminal case last year, the Trump Organisation was convicted of tax fraud for assisting executives to evade taxes on perks such as apartments and vehicles. The company received a $1.6 million sanction. Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s longtime finance chief, pled guilty and served five months in prison.

James’ office previously charged Trump with misusing his charitable foundation to advance his political and business interests. As a penalty, Trump was ordered to donate $2 million to charity, while his charity, the Trump Foundation, was dissolved.


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Trudeau Liberals Hold Late-Night Meeting On Fighting Back

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When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

According to an invitation obtained by the Toronto Sun, on Tuesday, the Trudeau Liberals gathered their caucus for an “information session.”

Brad Redekopp, a member of the Conservative Party, posted a photo of government vehicles waiting outside West Block to transport ministers home after the event.

To comprehend how peculiar this is, one must comprehend the tempo of Official Ottawa. This late-night meeting is uncommon, particularly the night before the routinely scheduled weekly caucus meetings.

House Speaker Anthony Rota resigned due to the invitation and recognition of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to the Ukrainian Parliament. As is now common knowledge, Hunka served in a Nazi SS division during World War II.

His presence in the audience has caused Canada and Ukraine interminable humiliation. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has justified its invasion of Ukraine by claiming that there are Nazis who must be eradicated. Zelenskyy’s support for an SS division member has provided Putin with the propaganda tools he desires.

The Russian government is already circulating false rumors that the Ukrainians have issued a commemorative stamp for Hunka.

When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

As of Tuesday evening, the PMO verified that he and Zelenskyy had not spoken since the Parliament incident. While it is understandable that Trudeau would not want to apologize to Canadians in front of the cameras, it is shocking that he has not contacted his “good friend” Zelenskyy since the story broke.

Ukraine is not the only issue currently plaguing the leader and his team.

India’s foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, indirectly accused Canada of harboring militants during a speech at the United Nations. In a subsequent interview, he reiterated that the Trudeau administration has provided no proof or evidence to substantiate its claim that India was involved in the June execution of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia.

The Modi administration has utilized Indian media as a weapon against Trudeau domestically and internationally. In a conflict of public relations, Trudeau and, by extension, Canada are losing.

The Hindu Forum of Canada’s attorney sent a letter to the government on Tuesday, expressing safety concerns and requesting that Nijjar ally Gurpatwant Singh Pannu be denied entry into the country. At approximately the same time, the Muslim Association of Canada criticized Trudeau for his remarks regarding parental demonstrations over gender issues in schools last week. MAC condemned Trudeau’s stance.


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2023: Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion

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King is in custody. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder thanked the Swedish and Chinese governments for their assistance in securing the release of Pte. King.

As there are no diplomatic ties between the United States and North Korea, the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang has traditionally negotiated on behalf of the United States.

During the King case, a Swedish embassy spokesman confirmed that Sweden acted “within its role as a protective power” for the United States in North Korea.

The US Department of State and the White House did not comment on the matter immediately.

According to Reuters, a spokesman for the King family stated that “no substantive comment” was expected at this time.

His relatives have previously informed US media that he faced discrimination while serving in the United States military.

According to reports, his mental health deteriorated during his time in South Korean custody.


Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion.

Claudine Gates, the mother of Pte. told the Associated Press last month that her son had “so many reasons to come home.”

She stated, “I cannot imagine him ever wanting to stay in Korea when he has family in the United States.”

Pte King’s release by North Korea after 71 days is rapid compared to other Americans the country has previously detained.

Analysts hypothesized that Pyongyang may have used the American soldier as a diplomatic bargaining tool.

Mick Mulroy, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and CIA paramilitary officer, told the BBC that Pte King’s return to US custody is “a good thing,” even though he “is a young man who made mistakes.”

Mr. Mulroy continued, “He is an American soldier, so it was imperative that we did everything possible to bring him home.”



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