Canada Green leadership results tainted by fundraising disaster, candidate says
Lions coach Matt Patricia blasts report he didn't want Jeff Okudah with No. 3 pick: 'Blatantly not true'
Radio host Mike Valenti reports Matt Patricia wanted Detroit Lions to take Auburn DT Derrick Brown over Jeff Okudah, and that Bob Quinn went rouge."Obviously, we usually don’t talk about any of that stuff," Patricia said. "We like to keep that stuff internal. But since that is so blatantly not even close to true, I would like just to make sure that, that is not a true statement at all.
OTTAWA — Green leadership candidates are digging into their own fundraising data today after their party acknowledged Tuesday it hadn't properly forwarded all donations to one candidate.
The Green party says it accidentally kept thousands of dollars in donations that were supposed to go to Glen Murray, leaving him with significantly less money to use for campaigning.
The admission came four days after digital voting began, and four days before the winner is to be announced.
O'Toole, Blanchet met with dozens of supporters before testing positive for COVID
Erin O'Toole says his COVID diagnosis demonstrated the need for Canadians to remain "extremely vigilant" — but social media postings and conversations with people who met with O'Toole before his COVID diagnosis show that he interacted with dozens of people in the course of one day of travel and events in Montreal. While the Conservatives say they won't "speculate" on how many people connected to the multi-day Montreal visit earlier this month might have contracted COVID, a source who spoke to CBC News said there are approximately 15 COVID cases related to the trip, including staff members, O'Toole himself and his wife.
Meryam Haddad, a Montreal immigration lawyer who last week successfully fought a party ruling to expel her from the contest, says this is another in a growing list of mistakes and bad management of the race that calls into question whether the winner is truly being chosen democratically.
Annamie Paul, who had the highest official fundraising total of the eight leadership contenders as of the end of August, says it is possible the same fundraising mistake happened with other candidates and her campaign team is working with the party to investigate.
Dimitri Lascaris, who was running second in fundraising behind Paul, says he wants more information from the party about what happened but that his team doesn't think any of his donations didn't get properly forwarded.
Nearly every single Halifax-area public school has too much lead in its drinking water
Data released by the provincial government this week reveals that the majority of public schools in Nova Scotia have too much lead in their water.Of the region's 141 schools, 87 per cent or 123 schools had unsafe levels of lead flowing from at least one tap, with levels as high as 1,880 times above Health Canada's legal limit.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2020.
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Video: Poll shows B.C. NDP with a sizeable early lead in election campaign. (Global News)
New Green Party leader criticizes 'intellectually exhausted' opponents in first outing on Parliament Hill .
OTTAWA – In her first official press conference on Parliament Hill Monday, new Green Party of Canada leader Annamie Paul came out swinging against her political opponents all the while asking Canadians to consider her party as a solid alternative to her four federal rivals. Saturday evening, Paul became the first Black person to lead a federal Canadian party when she won the Green leadership race with just over 12,000 votes. Monday she made it Saturday evening, Paul became the first Black person to lead a federal Canadian party when she won the Green leadership race with just over 12,000 votes.