Guess who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner, Quebec?

An unexpected knock on the door during Thanksgiving dinner is rarely good news – but it takes on a whole new dimension when the uninvited guest is the police.  The Quebec government has put the police on the frontlines of the pandemic and placed a new tool in their COVID enforcement arsenal – general telewarrants. …

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Nominations for EFA Board now open

Nominations to serve as Board members of the EFA are open and are due on Friday 23 October 2020. The Annual General Meeting is to be held on Saturday 21 November 2020. The meeting will be held by Zoom. The Constitution dictates that at least five (5) positions are up for election each year and accordingly, there are five …

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Either Nicola Sturgeon or Geoff Aberdein is Lying on Oath – and Proving Which Will Be Easy

It is impossible that both Nicola Sturgeon and Geoff Aberdein are tellng the truth about their meeting on 29 March 2018, which both now say discussed allegations against Alex Salmond. Geoff Aberdein, Alex Salmond’s former Chief of Staff testified under oath in the Salmond trial that he was contacted in mid-March by phone by Nicola …

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 21

I really do not know how to report Wednesday’s events. Stunning evidence, of extreme quality and interest, was banged out in precis by the lawyers as unnoticed as bags of frozen chips coming off a production line. The court that had listened to Clair Dobbin spend four hours cross-examining Carey Shenkman on individual phrases of …

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution’s continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were distinct signs that Judge Baraitser was becoming …

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