Trump’s election loss nullifies Meng Wanzhou’s argument for release: attorney general

Canada’s attorney general says the failure of former U.S. president Donald Trump to win re-election nullifies an argument to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on the basis he was using her to get a better trade deal with China. In court documents released Thursday, David Lametti says Meng’s argument depends on public statements that […]

Georgia officials to probe Trump’s call to ‘find’ votes, overturn election loss – National

Georgia’s secretary of state’s office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state’s top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, an official said. Walter Jones, a spokesman for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, […]

Dominion sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3B over false election fraud claims – National

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, the Trump campaign lawyer who repeatedly claimed — falsely — that the company’s voting machines were part of a vast election fraud conspiracy against his boss. Dominion filed the lawsuit in a U.S. District Court on Monday. It’s the company’s latest legal action […]

Lawyers want Rudy Giuliani’s licence suspended over false U.S. election claims – National

A lawyers’ group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law licence suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump‘s false allegations over the 2020 election. Lawyers Defending American Democracy, which includes former judges and federal attorneys among its members, sent […]

Canada unlikely to see election violence akin to U.S. unrest: Vance – National

Canada’s former chief of defence staff says he thinks the country is unlikely to encounter civil unrest similar to the sectarian election violence gripping the U.S. ahead of its upcoming transfer of power. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, retired Gen. Jonathan Vance said the two countries are fundamentally different in […]

Trump finally acknowledges election loss, condemns U.S. Capitol rioters in new video – National

U.S. President Donald Trump finally acknowledged his election loss to Joe Biden Thursday, coming as close as he ever has before to conceding a day after his supporters violently sieged the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to overturn the result. In a video released on Twitter — which had locked Trump out of his account […]

Organizer of U.S. election result protest in Red Deer charged

The person who organized a protest in Red Deer Wednesday has been charged under the Public Health Act. READ MORE: U.S. Capitol secured after violent protest in support of Trump leaves 1 woman dead RCMP said officers were called to a demonstration near City Hall Park at around noon. “Approximately 30 individuals were gathered to […]

U.S. Congress set to certify Biden’s presidential election win over Trump – National

U.S. President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen to such intensity since the aftermath of the Civil […]

Arrests made as hundreds of Trump supporters cheer false election claims in D.C. – National

Hundreds of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud a day before a congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory, with police facing violence and making some arrests. Just blocks from the White House, protesters — many without masks — gathered […]

Pence weighs duty to Trump, U.S. Constitution ahead of election showdown in Congress – National

He has been U.S. President Donald Trump’s most loyal soldier, dutifully backing the unpredictable leader through one chaotic situation after another. Now Vice-President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday’s congressional tally of Electoral College votes, the last front in Trump’s futile […]