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GOLDSTEIN: Paying students to ‘volunteer’ a bad idea from the start
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Jason Kenney Says Joe Biden Could Be Persuaded To Support Keystone XL Pipeline
OYEN, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he believes United States presidential hopeful Joe Biden can be swayed to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline.The presumptive Democratic nominee has vowed to rip up President Donald Trump’s approval of the Alberta-to-Texas crude oil conduit if his party wins back the White House this fall.   Kenney says his government would be reaching out to Democrats who support the project, as well as unions with members who would be put to work building it.The premier says he believes those allies would impress upon Biden’s campaign the importance of the project to North American energy independence and national security.He adds the federal government should remind Biden’s team that cancelling the $8 billion pipeline expansion would mean a “terrible blow” to the Canada-U.S. trading relationship.Kenney made his remarks at a TC Energy pipe yard in Oyen, Alta., where he and industry officials celebrated the beginning of construction on the pipeline’s Canadian segment.“We will use every tool at our disposal to get this project done,” the premier said Friday.He said that involves doing what the province can to help TC Energy fight U.S. court battles against the project and stepping up Alberta’s presence south of the border, including with a new office in Houston.Keystone XL is an expansion to an existing pipeline network to increase the flow of Alberta heavy oil to Gulf Coast refineries by up to 830,000 barrels a day.It was first proposed in 2008 and has been dealt a litany of legal and regulatory setbacks over the years. It has been met with fierce opposition on environmental grounds.  Calgary-based TC Energy green-lighted Keystone XL in March, following the Alberta government’s pledge to take a $1.5 billion equity stake and provide a $6 billion loan guarantee to ensure work started immediately.“This is about leadership and you can’t do that without taking risks,” Kenney said.“And so we have taken a conscious risk to get construction started, to create facts on the ground and we look forward to working with the many key leaders in the United States to support that.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2020.Also on HuffPost:
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Dad Calls Mermaid Swimsuits Safety Hazards After Daughter Nearly Drowns
Until we get Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” starring Halle Bailey, the closest mermaid-obsessed kids can get to satisfying their obsessions may be to swim as one. But parents looking to buy mermaid tail swimsuits may want to heed the cautionary tale of a father who says he almost lost his daughter because of the popular swimwear accessory.New York-based communications professional Adam Lisberg shared his harrowing experience in a Twitter thread on Thursday. His daughter Annabelle, 5, was hospitalized for almost drowning while wearing a mermaid tail swimsuit.He told the Today Show that he and his wife had purchased the swimsuits for their two daughters, who wore them in a shallowly filled inflatable pool. “We knew that with it blocking their feet it’s harder to kick or walk — and they knew that — but we figured (the pool) is two feet deep. Even if they sit down they can get themselves up,” Lisberg said.She’s 5. She and her big sister Ruby, who’s 7-1/2, love mermaids. So when we got an inflatable pool for the driveway for our isolated summer, we also ordered mermaid outfits. Aren’t they cute? Two-piece swimsuits with matching tails. pic.twitter.com/N1eIsvg2Sd— Adam Lisberg (@adamlisberg) July 1, 2020The couple supervised their daughters in the pool, taking their eyes off them only to deal with their son making a mess in their kitchen. In those moments, Annabelle decided to play “potato” and hide her entire body in the tail. Sadly, she got stuck and was found lying down unresponsive by her parents after her big sister, Ruby, pulled her out of the pool.Fortunately, Ruby is the best big sister in the whole world. She saw Annabelle wasn’t coming up, so she pulled her head out of the water and then pulled her completely out of the pool, scary wide-open eyes and all. She guessed Annabelle was only under for about 30 seconds. 12/— Adam Lisberg (@adamlisberg) July 1, 2020Thankfully, Annabelle survived and was immediately hosptialized. Those seconds underwater still required two days worth of medical attention. ″Even a little water in the lungs, especially if it has chlorine, can spark a delayed reaction as the body fights the injury,” Lisberg wrote on Twitter.Annabelle spent two days in the pediatric ICU. Even a little water in the lungs, especially if it has chlorine, can spark a delayed reaction as the body fights the injury. She had a temperature and elevated pulse and breathing for almost a day after. Needed oxygen to kick it. 15/ pic.twitter.com/FIg9Dj2e01— Adam Lisberg (@adamlisberg) July 1, 2020With almost 400 Canadians drowning every year and the Red Cross reporting that drowning is a major cause of death for kids under four, Lisberg’s story is a terrifying reminder that swimming safety requires both supervision and for kids to be able to tread water freely — that means not wearing anything that will obstruct their arms and legs, mermaid tails included. Best to leave the tails to professionals like Ariel.With Summer here its crucial to teach your kids about safety, especially when swimming in a mermaid tail. It is not a toy and you have to be very careful. Don't ever swim in one without a monofin and do not pull it up over your arms.https://t.co/Y4bMgEw1dg— Amara (@shimmygoddess) July 3, 2020MORE PARENTS 7 Activities To Do As A Family This Summer People Love Using Google's Search Update To Walk With Dinosaurs This Dancing Baby From Canada Will Help You Forget About 2020 Troubles Also on HuffPost:
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Man who allegedly crashed truck through Rideau Hall's gate with four guns is soldier troubled by COVID conspiracies
The RCMP won’t say what their officers talked about for an hour and a half with an armed intruder, crouched beside the greenhouse on the Rideau Hall property where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives, but it’s easy to see how it could have been cordial. It is equally easy to see how it might have been dark and bizarre. Corey Hurren, 46, who grew up a farm boy in rural Manitoba, is a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces, the military confirmed. He is also the owner of a small meat company with a flagship garlic jalapeno sausage he is proud of. A father and a member of the local Lions Club, he was described as “a community-minded personality” in the local paper, back when his only notoriety was how spicy his “Ring of Fire” sausages were. The COVID-19 pandemic and its emergency restrictions brought considerable change to Hurren — to his work, his military life, his public pastimes and, perhaps, his state of mind. Rideau Hall intruder faces 22 criminal charges including possession of a loaded weapon Armed man arrested near PM's residence roamed the area for 13 minutes before police found him His social media history suggest a deteriorating response to the pandemic. He moves from jokes of hoarding toilet paper and making masks out of strips of bacon to dissatisfaction with Trudeau’s compensation plan, imagery of apocalyptic anarchy and an embrace of paranoid conspiracy theories pushed by fringe online groups. Hurren apparently drove from his home in Bowsman, in northern Manitoba, to Ottawa, carrying four guns, ammunition and what appeared to be military food rations. Shortly before he crashed his Dodge Ram pickup truck through the heavy gates around Rideau Hall early Thursday, a conspiracy theory meme supporting the notion that global elites purposely launched the novel coronavirus, was posted to his meat company’s Instagram account. If Hurren himself posted that less than an hour before the point of no return on a life-changing, and potentially life-ending, mission, it suggests the issue weighed heavy on his mind. Talking to the RCMP in an armed standoff on the restricted grounds of the Queen’s official residence in Ottawa is a long way from his family farm roots. Growing up in nature Hurren grew up surrounded by wilderness and provincial parks, outside of Birch River, 520 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. On his family’s farm they raised animals and hunted and fished for food, including bison, he said in a news interview for the local paper when his meat company was launching in 2018. He attended Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Swan River, Man., followed by computer and information sciences programs at both Red River College in Winnipeg and Brandon University, according to his LinkedIn page. Hurren first enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in April, 1997, as part of the primary reserve with the 10th Field Artillery Regiment in Regina, Sask. He was released from the military in October, 2000, with the rank of corporal, according to the Canadian Armed Forces. He re-enrolled in the military as a member of the Canadian Rangers and currently is with the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, a primarily aboriginal Canadian Forces reserve unit of members who live and patrol remote northern communities. Hurren said on Facebook he worked with military headquarters in Winnipeg on the creation of the new Ranger unit and was named second-in-command of the patrol. Proud of his experience as a bushman since his childhood, Hurren said he helped teach wilderness survival to other members of the military and the RCMP. Then COVID-19 happened COVID changed the nature of his work with the military. As part of Operation Laser, the Canadian military’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurren was put on call, meaning he switched to full-time service. Under a military Class C contract, he did full-time work with the same pay and benefits as Regular Force members. “He was considered ‘on duty’ at the time of the incident on 2 July as he was supporting Operation Laser,” the military said in a statement. Hurren, who had the rank of master corporal, travelled to Ottawa of his own accord without the knowledge of his chain of command, the statement said. There is no indication any of the guns Hurren may have had with him when arrested in Ottawa were Canadian Forces weapons. The rifle he was issued is still in the possession of the Canadian Rangers, the military said. Hurren spent 20 years working in the meat industry, including at the Maple Leaf bacon plant in North Battleford, Sask., he said. He moved back to northern Manitoba in 2001 when his father became sick, he told a reporter with the Star and Times in Swan River, Man., in 2018. Hurren turned his passion for cooking meat into a fledgling business in 2014, starting GrindHouse Fine Foods, a cured meat and sausage company. He had ambition for GrindHouse and his Ring of Fire specialty, boasting of having his sausage served inside the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium and tickling the palette of celebrity investor Arlene Dickinson, of Dragon’s Den fame. View this post on Instagram It has been just over a year now since I rejoined the military, this time as a Canadian Ranger. About twenty years ago I had been in the Royal Canadian Artillery when I was living in Saskatchewan. When the Rangers began recruiting in our area of central Manitoba to form a new Patrol in the Swan River Valley, I put in my application right away. I had heard of the Rangers but never thought I would have a chance to be one or even be in the military again. The Rangers are usually in the more northern and remote areas of Canada but I guess that is really saying something about Swan River.
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Justin Trudeau Faces Ethics Probe Over Government’s WE Charity Contract
OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office would not say Friday whether Justin Trudeau recused himself from a cabinet decision awarding a multimillion-dollar contract to a charity with close ties to his family — a question that is now at the heart of an investigation by Canada’s ethics watchdog.Mario Dion, the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, confirmed Friday he has accepted a complaint by Tory MP Michael Barrett and will look into concerns alleging Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act when he afforded preferential treatment to WE Charity, in a sole-sourced contract that did not follow the government’s normal contracting process.The announcement came hours after Trudeau and the WE Charity announced they were ending their partnership.BREAKING: Ethics Commissioner launches investigation into Justin Trudeau's involvement in awarding $900M contract to charity with close ties to his family and the Liberal Party. #cdnpolipic.twitter.com/E6IMWNm36n— Michael Barrett (@MikeBarrettON) July 3, 2020Trudeau’s director of communications, Cameron Ahmad, declined to tell HuffPost Canada Friday whether the prime minister had recused himself from the decision and discussion at cabinet surrounding a $912-million program placing post-secondary students and recent graduates with paid volunteer opportunities. “I’ll let you know if we can be more specific in our answers,” Ahmad said. “We will of course collaborate with the commissioner and answer any question he may have,” he later offered. “[I] just can’t add anything further right now.”If Trudeau did not recuse himself from the discussion surrounding the WE Charity contract, Duff Conacher, the co-founder of Democracy Watch, believes the prime minister is in breach of the law. The act states that public office holders are in a conflict of interest when they exercise their official duties in a way that provides an opportunity to further their private interests or those of their relatives or friends.Watch: Trudeau had said WE Charity was only organization capable of running COVID-19 volunteer program “You’re also not allowed to give preferential treatment to any organization on the basis of the identity of the people who represent the organization, and given, again, the ties between his family, especially Sophie and her work for the charity, it would also violate that preferential treatment rule,” said Conacher.Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, co-hosts the WE Well-Being podcast with Craig Kielburger’s wife, Leysa Cerswell Kielburger. She has interviewed her mother-in-law, Margaret Trudeau, on the podcast, and the two, along with the prime minister, are regular guests on the WE Day stage in Canada, as well as in Britain and in the United States where they motivate young people to help others. Trudeau has appeared at WE Day more than half a dozen times since becoming a member of Parliament in 2008.PMO: Grégoire Trudeau not paid for podcastTrudeau’s spokesman said Grégoire Trudeau is not compensated for the podcast although her travel, accommodation and expenses are paid for by the organization when she attends WE events.“She is not paid,” Cameron Ahmad told HuffPost. “It is volunteer work, but when there are expenses related, her expenses incurred as part of the volunteer work, they have been covered.”In a tweet, Dion’s office confirmed they had been in touch with Trudeau’s office and were looking into possible contraventions of three parts of the act. “Examinations are conducted in confidence & report is released when completed,” the ethics watchdog’s office wrote.Trudeau has twice been found to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act. Last year, Dion found the prime minister improperly pressured his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. In 2017, Dion’s predecessor, Mary Dawson, ruled Trudeau had broken the law when he accepted family vacations on the Aga Khan’s private island.Friday morning, Trudeau said WE Charity, the not-for-profit arm of Craig and Marc Kielburgers’ WE organization, would no longer manage the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) program. In a statement, the government said WE Charity had also “decided to return any funds that had already been received.”RELATED WE Charity, Feds Pull Plug On $900-Million Partnership Amid Backlash Tories Urge Watchdog To Review Government Contracts With WE Charity WE Charity Walks Back Claim PM’s Office Reached Out Over $900M Program “The decision taken by WE this morning to withdraw from this work with the government is one that we support,” Trudeau told reporters assembled at the Moisson Outaouais food bank in Gatineau, Que. “This situation unfolded in a way that is truly unfortunate, because one of the things that ends up happening with this is that young people won’t, maybe, have the same kind of access to programs that they … would have [had],” he said. Trudeau added that the government would “need to reflect carefully on what exactly went wrong and how we can make sure that we’re doing a better job of supporting young people in the coming months and years.”In its own statement, WE Charity said questions had been raised about the program’s origins, the outsourcing of the program’s operations, its own selection as a government partner, and about the merits of paid volunteer service.“These are all valid questions, and the government has provided explanations for each,” WE’s co-founders Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger said. “However, controversy has not abated.”“Our concern is that to continue in this way, the program itself will begin to suffer — and as a consequence, opportunities for students might be negatively affected.”WE Charity said it would hand the program’s operation back to the government. A senior Liberal not authorized to speak publicly about the matter said WE would complete the placing of 20,000 students and the government would go back to the drawing board on implementing the next round of volunteer contracts. The CSSG program, first announced on April 22, offers post-secondary students or new graduates, under 30 years of age, payments of $1,000 for every 100 hours of volunteer service, up to a maximum of $5,000. WE Charity stood to receive $19.5 million to administer the program, but, the co-founders said in order to put questions to bed about its motivations for getting involved in the initiative, they would waive all costs associated with establishing and administering the CSSG and would return any money earmarked for the organization and its staff.The Kielburgers wrote that they were approached in late April by officials at Employment and Social Development Canada to lend support to the program, citing a likely reason being WE’s relationship with more than 125 school boards across Canada. In a June 12 call obtained by the National Post, however, Marc Kielburger says his organization was asked directly by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to help implement the CSSG the day after it was announced. WE Charity told the paper that Kielburger “misspoke.”Trudeau, who appeared defensive about the original contract, repeated Friday that the selection of WE Charity was a decision made by bureaucrats.“We knew from the beginning that because of work that has been ongoing between this government and WE, that this was a decision made — that needed to be made by our professional public service. They made the decision in a transparent and open way … and a rigorous way … to ensure that we have the right partnerships to move forward on this opportunity for young people,” he said.Trudeau has appeared as a volunteer several times at WE Day events since becoming prime minister. Ahmad said he did not know whether Trudeau or Grégoire Trudeau had been paid by the WE organization before his becoming a member of Parliament. Trudeau’s chief of staff formerly had ties to charityThe spokesman was unable to say whether other members of Trudeau’s cabinet may have dealings with WE, or how frequently they or the PMO had been lobbied by the Kielburgers or other staff from the WE organization.  WE Charity did not respond to inquiries from HuffPost Canada. Trudeau and his family aren’t the only people in his entourage with former ties to WE. His chief of staff, Katie Telford, is a co-founder of Artbound, a Toronto charity that puts on glamorousparties to raise money in support of arts education abroad. Their first project involved funding an arts program in a school run by WE Charity (then known as Free The Children). According to the latest Canada Revenue Agency filings, Artbound’s largest donation in 2018 was a $30,000 gift to WE Charity in 2018 for a project in Haiti. It also gave WE Charity more than $50,000 the previous year. Telford is not involved in the running of the organization, and her ties ceased before she became Trudeau’s chief of staff, Ahmad said. According to WE Charity’s annual reports, she was last listed as an “outstanding partner and supporter” in 2017. (Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s former principal secretary is also listed that year, as is AOL Canada, which is a sister brand to HuffPost. Both are now owned by Verizon Media). Telford’s close friend, Liberal strategist and CBC pundit Amanda Alvaro, is fellow Artbound co-founder and remains one of the charity’s directors. She and Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, when he was still a CTV anchor and Artsbond’s honorary chair, travelled to Kenya in 2011 and stayed at WE’s for-profit social enterprise camp in the Maasai Mara when they went to help build their art school. (O’Regan’s office said he paid his own way. Telford did not go on that trip.) The government’s contract with WE has drawn criticism from several corners.Union casted doubt on government’s claimsThe union of public servants, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, cast doubt on the government’s assertions that WE Charity was the only group that could administer the new grant program, saying that was not only “factually wrong” but also “insulting” to its members. Bureaucrats worked hard to support the government’s evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic, such as establishing the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), PSAC National President Chris Aylward said in a statement.“Keeping administration of the [grant program] public would support accountability, oversight and proper handling of private applicant information,” Aylward said.Conservative MPs have raised concerns about the contract and asked the procurement ombudsman and the auditor general to look into the matter. Taking the program outside of the government meant it was not covered by several transparency and accountability measures.Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre tweeted Friday that opposition MPs on the finance committee were working to force an investigation into “how much Trudeau already spent on the WE boondoggle and how the scandal got this far.”Some stakeholders have also wondered why Canada Service Corps, a national volunteer organization run by the federal government that Trudeau himself established in 2018, had not been tasked to do the job. Youth Minister Bardish Chagger’s director of communication, Dani Keenan, told HuffPost that Canada Service Corps already had 1,500 projects and “was not in a position to do a project of this scale.”WE Charity also raised eyebrows earlier this week for posting on the program’s volunteer bank hundreds of applications for positions within its own organization. The Kielburgers said the postings, such as 1,250 opportunities as a “wellbeing digital resource creator” were the results of being “asked to provide a certain number of WE Charity service opportunities” in order to “help anchor the program at launch.” Also on HuffPost: But with more than 24,000 placements available with other not-for-profit groups, WE’s co-founders said the volunteering guarantees were no longer necessary and WE would no longer offer the positions to avoid “any perceived undue benefit.”Some teachers also raised concerns after receiving unsolicited emails from WE Charity offering them up to $12,000 this summer if they recruited, led and mentored 75 to 100 students into the program before the end of June. One teacher, who feared professional repercussions, told HuffPost she thought the offer was “very shady.” The Canadian Teachers’ Federation said it would seek more information but would be concerned if teachers were under pressure or required to recruit youth. Greg Thomson, the research director at Charity Intelligence Canada, a group that pores over financial reports and helps donors make decisions about which charities to support, told HuffPost that his group has received several inquiries about the WE organization. WE Charity’s relationship with ME to WE, the pro-profit arm of the Kielburgers’ organization, has led to questions, Thomson said, as has “the huge overhaul in their board earlier this year…[which] was almost unprecedented in terms of a large charity.” Charity watchdog: ‘It was a bad decision-making process’Discussions with WE Charity’s have not been as fruitful as Charity Intelligence Canada had hoped, Thomson said. “We’ve found them to be not as transparent as we would like, and getting less so,” he said, noting the charity has not provided its 2019 financial statements yet, or posted them online. Thomson said he found the multimillion-dollar untendered contract to WE Charity “very, very odd. “It was a bad decision-making process as far as we are concerned,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense.”If WE Charity had been asked to work with middle school kids, Thomson said, it would make more sense, since the group has a good network with school boards, but administering a program for post-secondary students is not its usual focus.Thomson said he thinks WE Charity was right to pull out of the project since the controversy was overshaddowing the program. “I think ending the relationship was good all around. I’m sure WE doesn’t want to be under the microscope like they have been,” he said.With files from Ryan MaloneyThe author of this article travelled to Free The Children/WE Charity’s Maasai Mara camp in 2014 as part of a corporate team-building event that was partly funded by Althia and AOL.
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Alberta confirms 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday
The province has confirmed another 57 cases of COVID-19 Friday, but no additional deaths.
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Cineplex sues Cineworld for $2.18B in wake of failed acquisition
The Canadian movie theatre chain filed the suit in Ontario Superior Court on Friday, detailing what it claims was ``a case of buyer's remorse'' on the part of the U.K. company in the middle of a pandemic.
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Edmonton man with 2 small children charged with impaired driving in Caledon, Ont.
On Wednesday night, officers say they received a report about a white sedan travelling south on Highway 10.
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Ujiri accuser not off the hook just yet
You might have forgotten Alan Strickland’s name by now, but Raptors president Masai Ujiri hasn’t. Nor has karma, apparently. Strickland is the would-be opportunist and an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy whose attempted lawsuit against Ujiri following a Game 6 altercation last June never saw the light of day. In the lawsuit, Strickland claimed Ujiri “hit […]
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What the new Hong Kong security law means for Canadians — everywhere
Sweeping law imposed by Beijing creates various ways to get into legal trouble — and also applies to anyone outside the region.
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Float Plane Crash Near Edmonton Airport Kills 3: RCMP
LEDUC COUNTY, Alta. — RCMP say three people have died in a plane crash south of Edmonton.Mounties say they were alerted Friday morning that a float plane went down in a field in Leduc County east of the Edmonton International Airport.Three bodies were found in the wreckage.Cpl. Laurel Scott said it’s believed no one else was on the aircraft.A manager at the nearby Cooking Lake Airport said the plane’s owner, who is from the area, had gone up with an experienced flight instructor to learn how to use new amphibious floats on the light utility Murphy Moose.Sophie Wistaff, a spokeswoman with the Transportation Safety Board, said two investigators were to arrive in the afternoon at the crash site.She said she could not provide other details.RCMP said officers and firefighters were holding the scene.This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 3, 2020Also on HuffPost:
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