Edit: I’ve updated this post using a much more detailed Toronto Star article as opposed to the smaller CBC one I posted earlier. In a nail biter that was decided by only 26 votes before and after the recount, Borys Wrzesnewskyj lost his seat and strong Liberal riding of Etobicoke Centre to Conservative Ted Opitz. Update: […]Read more "Recount no help as Borys Wrzesnewskyj loses seat (Updated)"
Demjanjuk’s Israeli defence attorney from his successful acquittal of charges in Treblinka has come out in the press, protesting the verdict: Israeli Attorney Yoram Sheftel responded on Thursday to the conviction and sentence of John Demjanjuk in Munich. Speaking to Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website, Sheftel said that the trial was distorted and unreal. “There was […]Read more "‘Demjanjuk Verdict is a ‘Farce’’ – his Israeli defence lawyer"
A few quick videos to watch to start out your work week. The first is from PBS NewsHour: Nearly 8 Years After the ‘Orange Revolution,’ Ukraine Runs Into Reversals and the other from Maidan: Ukraine. A Banana Republic Forever?! (about Members of Parliament who’s votes are submitted for them along party lines while in absentia). Enjoy! […]Read more "From Orange Revolution to Banana Republic (Videos)"
Sad news out of Germany as Demjanjuk has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for being an alleged ‘Nazi guard’ while being a Red Army POW, a stark contrast to the many high-ranking German Nazis who were never brought to trial by their own government: A court in Germany has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping […]Read more "Demjanjuk sentenced to 5 year jail term in Germany, appeals decision (Updated)"
Like it or not, the Conservatives reached their majority last night while the Liberals got their worst government in their history (since Confederation): 3rd place behind the NDP. With that, Michael Ignatieff announced today he has stepped down as leader of the Liberal party, after losing his Etobicoke-Lakeshore seat he was parachuted into back in […]Read more "Goodbye Michael Ignatieff and sadly, Borys Wrzesnewskyj"