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Source: Global News

Liberals block bid to immediately debate Wilson-Raybould reappearing at committee on SNC-Lavalin

14-Mar-2019

Liberal members of the House of Commons justice committee have used their majority to shut down an opposition bid to immediately discuss inviting former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify for a second time.

OECD anti-bribery officials ‘concerned’ by SNC-Lavalin affair, plan to ‘closely monitor’ case. In his motion, Drouin cited another motion passed by the Liberal members of the committee on March 6 that stated the committee would next meet to discuss potential witnesses on March 19, and asked the committee to adjourn until then.

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Source: Fox News

In letter to AOC, Big Labor says Green New Deal would cause 'immediate harm' to union workers

Friday 08:05 GMT

The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million union workers, outlined its opposition to the proposal in a recent letter to its leading sponsors: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.. “We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,”  the AFL-CIO Energy Committee told the congresswoman and the senator in a letter dated March 8.. GREENPEACE CO-FOUNDER TEARS INTO OCASIO-CORTEZ, GREEN NEW DEAL: ‘POMPOUS LITTLE TWIT. “We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered,” they wrote.

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Source: Reuters

Myanmar reporters among '10 most urgent' cases of press freedom...

Saturday 08:59 GMT

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been sentenced to seven years in jail in Myanmar, were on Friday included in a list of 10 most urgent cases of journalists whose global press freedoms are being abused or whose situations demand justice.

The list, which will be updated each month, was put together by the One Free Press Coalition, a new group formed by leading news organizations to spotlight journalists under attack globally.


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