Over $10 million laundered in Alberta alone; Trudeau accused of prejudicing in the Norman case
More money laundered through Alberta than any other province
Alberta leads the list of provinces when it comes to money laundering. Alberta was responsible for almost a quarter of the reported 47 billion dollars laundered in 2018. The BC report says most was done through the real estate market across the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the numbers unacceptable
Opposition wants investigation into Norman case
Opposition members of parliament asked for an investigation into the Mark Norman case. They disagree with the way the Vice Admiral’s case was handled. Federal prosecutors stayed the breach of trust charge for allegedly leaking cabinet information. Justin Trudeau is also being accused of prejudicing the investigation.
Florida looking to import medication from Canada
Snowbirds may be flocking to Florida in the form of medication. The state’s lawmakers want to import lower-cost Canadian medication as a solution for soaring prescription bills. The plan still needs to be approved by the federal government but it has U.S. President, Donald Trump’s, support already.
Travel advisory to Middle East
Higher tensions between Iran and the U.S. have sparked a travel advisory. The United States embassy in Iraq issued a security alert and has advised citizens not to travel to the Middle East country. U.S. officials say they have been gathering intelligence that Iran is threatening American interests in the area.