Ottawa – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:52:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://imagesforcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Ottawa – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ 32 32 Daniel Alfredsson—and the City of Ottawa—finally earn Hall of Fame recognition https://imagesforcanada.com/daniel-alfredsson-and-the-city-of-ottawa-finally-earn-hall-of-fame-recognition/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:52:30 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/daniel-alfredsson-and-the-city-of-ottawa-finally-earn-hall-of-fame-recognition/ You’ll excuse Daniel Alfredsson for thinking another year was about to go by without him getting a congratulatory phone call from the Hockey Hall of Fame. After being knocked out of the entree four times in a row, the former Senators captain had grown accustomed to the radio silence of the selection committee. “I actually […]]]>

You’ll excuse Daniel Alfredsson for thinking another year was about to go by without him getting a congratulatory phone call from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

After being knocked out of the entree four times in a row, the former Senators captain had grown accustomed to the radio silence of the selection committee.

“I actually thought I wasn’t going to get the call,” Alfredsson told reporters on a conference call from his home in Sweden. “It was after 8 p.m. local time, but I thought it wouldn’t happen again this year.”

Instead, Alfredsson was pleasantly surprised when his wife Bibbi answered a phone call on his behalf on Tuesday evening – only to find it was Lanny McDonald and Mike Gartner on the other end.

In a moment that was captured on video by the Hall of Fame, the conversation began with a lighthearted moment.

“If it wasn’t Hall of Fame, wouldn’t you take the call?” McDonald asked.

“I thought it was my insurance company calling,” Alfredsson joked.

But moments later, things got serious when Gartner officially announced to Alfredsson that he would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

Upon hearing the news, the first words that came out of Alfredsson’s mouth were, “I can’t tell you how much this means. Not just for me, but also for the city of Ottawa.

The fact that Ottawa was a priority for Alfredsson – even though he was an ocean away in Sweden – says a lot about his deep connection with this city and its fan base. Few athletes have forged the kind of connection Alfredsson has with the city of Ottawa, with roots much deeper than hockey.

“When you retire, it’s even more special to be able to have the connection that I had with the city and the fans,” Alfredsson added on Tuesday. “Even after my playing days, it means a lot to me. I think a lot of Senators fans today are also happy to see me get that recognition. And they’re a big part of that.

But it often feels like the greatness of Ottawa’s players is confined to area code 613, with Senators fans constantly having to justify their attributes to fans and critics in outside markets. In many ways, Alfredsson was the epitome of Ottawa when he captained the Senators. He was quiet, modest, hard-working – and criminally underestimated by outsiders.

And so, when Alfredsson was consistently overlooked for the Hall of Fame, Senators fans took him as yet another example of how the franchise is often seen as a “little brother” to other Canadian franchises. Even though many of Alfredsson’s professional accomplishments went quite well against Mats Sundin and the Sedin twins, those players were considered Hall of Famers in the first round, while the Senators captain had to show patience until his time comes.

(Alfredsson, by the way, provided a long intro video for sundin hall of fame induction ceremony in 2012. It would be a very good idea to see Sundin return the favor for Alfredsson’s ceremony in November.)

Alfredsson had been ignored in every vote since 2017, with the Hockey Hall of Fame’s murky selection process shedding little light on their reasoning. But as news of Alfredsson’s induction spread Tuesday, the city of Ottawa exploded in jubilation, dispelling all the cynicism that had been attached to his Hall of Fame bid. It may have taken five years, but it finally seemed like the Hall of Fame selection committee was able to see Alfredsson through an Ottawa lens — understanding his massive impact on that city.

The news even made it to France, where former Senators team president Cyril Leeder is currently on vacation. In a social media post, Leeder revealed he was 6,000 feet in the air on a hot air balloon when he learned of Alfredsson’s Hall of Fame induction. He quickly asked for the balloon to land, so he could open a bottle of champagne and celebrate the moment on the ground.

“When I heard the news I had tears in my eyes. I was so happy for Daniel and his family,” Leeder said. Athleticism by text on Tuesday evening. “He’s done so much for the team on the ice and so much for the community off the ice. And he did it the right way – with hard work and humility. He never sought the limelight or the accolades, he just did the right thing every time. He is very classy and truly deserves the Hall of Fame selection.

“To be recognized in this way is truly humbling,” Alfredsson added on Tuesday. “It’s a great honor and a special day. You don’t think about that when you play the game. It’s not one of your career goals. But when you’ve retired and look back on it, it really means a lot to be around the other great players in this great sport.

Leeder has been one of the quiet catalysts of a grassroots movement that has helped boost Alfredsson’s Hall of Fame bid in recent weeks. “Alfie To The Hall” was a shrewd and aggressive social media campaign that actively advertised Alfredsson’s Hall of Fame credentials over the past two weeks.

The #AlfietotheHall hashtag has exploded on Twitter in recent days, with the Ottawa Senators‘ official social media channels helping to amplify the message. The Senators’ adoption of Alfredsson’s Hall of Fame bid was a stark departure from their previous stance on the issue, in which they completely ignored their former captain’s candidacy.

Craig Medaglia — who once ran the Senators’ social media accounts — was also part of the “Alfie To The Hall” group. And Medaglia believes the Senators’ silence on the matter over the past four years has been a factor in Alfredsson being overlooked.

“In the past, it almost instantly knocked him out of competition. If he doesn’t have the support of the organization where he’s played 95% of his career, he probably shouldn’t go,” Medaglia said. “It needs to be celebrated to such an extent that if the team isn’t on board, it makes no sense to put it in.”

Group ‘Alfie To The Hall’ says their tweets have garnered more than 2.5 million impressions in the past two weeks, with their hashtag reaching 20 million users. The group is quick to point out that Alfredsson didn’t enter the Hall of Fame as a direct result of their aggressive social media campaign, but they believe they helped streamline things into a singular, cohesive message. .

“The role we played was probably different from what people think. The role we played wasn’t so much to prove he was worthy of the Hall of Fame,” Medaglia explained. “It was more about organizing everyone under one banner. People needed to know where to direct their energy. Organize everyone.

Still, the group may have played a key role a few months ago when it officially submitted a nomination for Alfredsson’s candidacy directly to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using a little-known clause that allows members of the public to make an impassioned pitch to have their favorite hockey players inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ottawa fans Stephen MacDonald and Corey Meehan did just that on behalf of Alfredsson.

“What do Ottawans love more than looking at a rule book to see what’s allowed and what’s not? If there’s a city that’s built to understand the bureaucracy of things, it’s Ottawa,” MacDonald said.

So they prepared a detailed dossier and submitted it to the Hockey Hall of Fame, making sure to meet the March 15 deadline. They received confirmation that Hall officials had received their electronic package – Meehan also personally delivering 20 hard copies to the Hall of Fame in Toronto so that each member of the selection committee had access to their own file. In the absence of a strong push from the hockey club, this group felt that a direct, grassroots approach presented the best opportunity to sway voters in favor of Alfredsson.

The package touted Alfredsson’s Hall of Fame credentials – how he ranked 34th all-time in adjusted points at the time, how he finished fifth in the NHL in points (1,157) during the 18-year window that he played in the league. And they made sure to point out how many recent inductees — such as Sundin, Eric Lindros, Jarome Iginla and Paul Kariya — also haven’t won a Stanley Cup in their careers.

During his press conference on Tuesday, Alfredsson was asked directly about the campaign and the role they played in his consecration finally coming to fruition.

“To be honest, I have no idea,” Alfredsson replied. “I’d like to think it was my playing career that made them choose me, but it’s really special to have the support of the group that put this bid together.”

On several occasions on Tuesday, Alfredsson went out of his way to highlight his relationship with Ottawa fans. It’s clear that any residual acrimony or bitterness from his sudden departure to Detroit in the summer of 2013 has completely evaporated. And when her induction day rolls around in November, the memories that come flooding back will all be positive.

His iconic goal to ultimately propel the Senators to the Stanley Cup in Buffalo.

The improbable shorthanded goal tie a playoff game against Pittsburgh.

Or his efforts to shine a light on mental health issues — long before it was a topic of mainstream discussion.

“It’s really special with the support I’ve had from Ottawa. Throughout my career, from 1995 to now, they really supported me and tried to get me into the Hall of Fame,” Alfredsson added. “They’re behind me all the way.”

(Photo of Alfredsson at the 2017 NHL100 Classic Ottawa Senators Alumni Game: Minas Panagiotakis/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Letter to the editor: Motion to reduce the size of Ottawa council needed https://imagesforcanada.com/letter-to-the-editor-motion-to-reduce-the-size-of-ottawa-council-needed/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:37:02 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/letter-to-the-editor-motion-to-reduce-the-size-of-ottawa-council-needed/ Breadcrumb Links Opinion Letters Here are today’s letters from the Ottawa Sun to the editor. Publication date : June 25, 2022 • 24 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation A file photo of the Ottawa City Council Chambers Photo by Wayne Cuddington /Postmedia Content of the article MOTION TO CUT COUNCIL […]]]>

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MOTION TO CUT COUNCIL

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Re: Board some clippings; Ottawa City Hall needs a Toronto-style overhaul from the Premier — and fast, column, June 20

It may be too late for this fall, but Doug Ford needs to put in place legislation to reduce the number of low-swell councilors in this town. Brian Lilley astutely points out that city councilors in Toronto represent an average of 112,000 voters, whereas here in spoiled Bytown, after the October election, there will be a ratio of about 41,000 to each elected official.

It’s completely unnecessary and a hell of a waste of taxpayers’ money. Delete these posts as soon as possible.

Another thing, while you’re at it, Mr. Prime Minister, how about instituting term limits.

STEPHEN FLAGAN

OTTAWA

(What could go wrong?)

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NOT MUCH TO CELEBRATE, CANADA

Oh, Canada, what are you doing? Here we are about to celebrate your 155th and everything seems to be going downhill.

You have lost the credibility of your international relations. The armed forces are ill-equipped to help other countries, let alone protect your own citizens. You probably have the airport world record for waiting time for planes to and from. Obtaining a passport is more complicated than obtaining a private audience with the Pope. Underfunded health system. Most of your government services are in shambles.

Your Prime Minister considers himself a global star (probably true since your public keeps voting for him). He loves telling the provinces how to manage their responsibilities, but cannot manage his own. Your minority government fired a quick shot at its voters by securing a majority government with the help of the NDP…too bad for democracy. Your ministers, however, have done well.

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It is not surprising that the Prime Minister’s residence is in a sorry state, reflecting the situation in the country.

RAYMOND LAFLAMME

OTTAWA

(We will always raise a flag and raise a pint on Canada Day.)

WAIT…AND WAIT…AND WAIT

Subject: STAFF SHORTAGE: Fewer surgeries, longer waits in Ottawa hospital emergency departments, online edition, June 20

In Ottawa, the average ED wait to see a doctor is 3.4 hours at CHEO and the general campus of The Ottawa Hospital. The wait at Queensway Carleton Hospital is 2.8 hours, the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus is 2.5 hours and Hôpital Montfort has the lowest wait time at 1.8 hour. (Obviously, if everyone starts going to Montfort, the 1.8 hour wait time will increase.)

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It’s a long wait, and let me just say that if Premier Doug Ford was in Ottawa and for some reason drove to the ER — not an ambulance because that’s another pair innings — there’s no way Ford would sit in a waiting room for 1.8 hours, let alone 3.4. (I’m not sure about the fish pot. Not sure if that’s even a thing.)

Either way, the “experts,” because we have to rely on the “experts,” need to look at the “root cause” of why so many people go to a hospital emergency room.

I’m no expert, but I think I got this one anyway. If I had to put my money (not a lot) I would put it on the lack of family doctors in Ontario and the ones we have are using phone appointments rather than in person appointments.

To finish in song, Mick Jagger does not wait for a doctor, he waits for a friend. Oh…

JILL YOUNG

OTTAWA

(It seems (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction would have been a better song choice.)

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Other newcomers overlooked as eyes remain on Ukraine, advocates say https://imagesforcanada.com/other-newcomers-overlooked-as-eyes-remain-on-ukraine-advocates-say/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/other-newcomers-overlooked-as-eyes-remain-on-ukraine-advocates-say/ Some advocates working with refugees and newcomers in Ottawa say people have largely forgotten about those who have fled various countries and are resettling in the region, as headlines focus on helping Ukrainians fleeing war. Earlier this month, since February, around 3,200 Ukrainians have landed in the nation’s capital as a network of settlement agencies […]]]>

Some advocates working with refugees and newcomers in Ottawa say people have largely forgotten about those who have fled various countries and are resettling in the region, as headlines focus on helping Ukrainians fleeing war.

Earlier this month, since February, around 3,200 Ukrainians have landed in the nation’s capital as a network of settlement agencies and volunteer groups help them adjust to their new communities. Ottawans have also opened their homes to displaced families looking for temporary housing.

“When we talk about refugees who are not Ukrainians, we are in no way minimizing what Ukrainians are going through,” said Louisa Taylor, director of Refugee 613, an agency that helps newcomers settle.

“There are people from, you know, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, all over the world who have been through things very similar to what Ukrainians are going through. And they are sitting there waiting – waiting for someone ‘one helps them restart their lives.”

Taylor noted that there are approximately 27 million refugees worldwide according to UNHCR, yet around 100,000 are resettled every year. According to these data, the majority of refugees come from Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar.

“It’s a drop in the bucket,” Taylor said.

Asylum seekers from Yemen cross the border from New York to Canada in this March 2017 photo taken in Hemmingford, Quebec. Refugee 613 producer Louisa Taylor asks Canadians to remember refugees and newcomers from various countries, as headlines focus on the crisis in Ukraine. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Taylor said she was blown away by people’s generosity to Ukrainians, but didn’t want the wider community to forget about others resettling in the nation’s capital and beyond.

“We’re part of that effort and we’re encouraging it. We’re just saying let’s make a bigger table,” she said, noting that there are people who come from different countries and aren’t part of Government-run “high-profile” programs to expedite immigration for certain groups.

“We just need Canadians to raise their hands and say, ‘Yeah, I’d like to help those people too. “”

Stories should have “equal weight”

Doreen Katto, refugee services program coordinator at Matthew House Ottawa, said she noticed that Canada’s immigration department was giving “special attention to certain groups.”

“We’ve seen this happen with the Afghans, and again with the Ukrainians,” Katto wrote in an email to CBC.

As a result, Katto said many other asylum seekers have had longer than usual wait times with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. One applicant waited over a year for his work permit, she said.

“Meanwhile, they are receiving welfare benefits which are far from sufficient,” Katto said. “I think every refugee or displaced person has a story, and all stories should have equal weight.”

Afghans still need help

Zahira Sarwar, director of the Ottawa-based Afghan Canadian Support Network (ACSN), said that as the war in Ukraine unfolded, she noticed that the number of Afghan families brought to Canada and Ottawa had slowed down.

We just notice that much less attention has been paid to helping the Afghans since the Ukraine crisis.– Zahira Sarwar, Afghan Canadian Support Network

Earlier this month, Canada had fulfilled a third of its pledge to protect the 40,000 Afghans who have fled the country since Kabul fell to the Taliban last summer.

The number of donations for Afghans in Ottawa has also “significantly decreased,” Sarwar said.

“Last fall, there were a lot of people who showed up either with physical gifts or [employment] offers,” she said.

“These kinds of offers have pretty much stopped coming in. So we’re noticing there’s been a lot less focus on helping Afghans since the Ukraine crisis.”

Volunteers oversee a donation distribution event in February 2022, hosted by the Afghan Canadian Support Network. The organization is always looking for donations and job opportunities for the families. (Submitted by Zahira Sarwar)

Sarwar said Afghan families have noticed the disparity in recent months.

For example, families noted that some teachers did not take the time to educate students about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan when their children joined the class, but did take the time to teach. students about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in recent months.

“It rubs us the wrong way, but … we know there’s a bit of underlying racism, which is also somewhat expected,” she said.

Sarwar wants Ottawans to remember that it doesn’t matter where people are from.

“[Newcomers] have been through something very tragic and they need help. They need kindness. They need people to open their hearts. We don’t need prejudice,” she said.

Donations, job offers still needed

The ACSN is always looking for volunteers to help, as well as more donations – from clothing to used household items, from gift cards to groceries.

Now that many families have moved into their own homes, she is asking business owners who are able to offer employment to contact the group.

“We are in contact with families who speak very good English. Many of them are professionals. They are lawyers, engineers… doctors, some are business owners themselves. But they looking for work,” she said.

“Please contact us. It can help families.”

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A catering bill cooking in Ottawa | Letters https://imagesforcanada.com/a-catering-bill-cooking-in-ottawa-letters/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:08:27 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/a-catering-bill-cooking-in-ottawa-letters/ THE EDITOR, Madam: News from the Governor General’s (GG) residence in Ottawa sounded familiar. A spending scandal that seems to go without saying in this post of representative of the Queen in Canada, although the GG is appointed by the Prime Minister. This time it’s Mary Simon who was appointed vice-regal last year when GG […]]]>

THE EDITOR, Madam:

News from the Governor General’s (GG) residence in Ottawa sounded familiar. A spending scandal that seems to go without saying in this post of representative of the Queen in Canada, although the GG is appointed by the Prime Minister. This time it’s Mary Simon who was appointed vice-regal last year when GG Julie Payette was forced to resign following various complaints of workplace bullying and harassment. Recent reports indicate that GG Simon racked up a catering bill of over $93,000 during a recent eight-day official visit to England, the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait, with an entourage of 29 staff from the government. Perhaps the last of the big spenders was GG Adrienne Clarkson, who embarked on a much-derided circumpolar trip to Russia, Iceland and Finland in 2003, with an entourage of 59 members of the social and cultural elite. from Canada. This state visit cost Canadian taxpayers a whopping $5.3 million, and when this latest scandal was reported, I enlisted the help of Mr. Google to brush up on a few details.

It is now highly relevant that GG Mary Simon watched and likely learned lessons from GG Adrienne Clarkson. For some unknown reason, a Beatles song is playing in my cranial jukebox as I research this sordid tale from the GG’s residence at Rideau Hall. I hear Paul McCartney sing: “Mother Mary comes to me, There will be an answer, Let it be, Let it be.”

BERNIE SMITH

Parksville, BC

Canada

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Kingston police are again asking for more information about the October homicides https://imagesforcanada.com/kingston-police-are-again-asking-for-more-information-about-the-october-homicides/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:55:44 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/kingston-police-are-again-asking-for-more-information-about-the-october-homicides/ Content of the article Kingston Police have again asked anyone with information about the October 16, 2021 homicides of Carl-Alen Delphin, 20, and Nico Soublire, 29, to come forward. Content of the article While sending out a press release requesting information on Wednesday, investigators declined to provide any new details about the homicides or their […]]]>

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Kingston Police have again asked anyone with information about the October 16, 2021 homicides of Carl-Alen Delphin, 20, and Nico Soublire, 29, to come forward.

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While sending out a press release requesting information on Wednesday, investigators declined to provide any new details about the homicides or their investigation, only that they have “good reason to believe there are members of the public who have information about the murders and may not be aware of it or have not yet shared it with us.

It was mid-October and the Queen’s University Homecoming was in full swing in the university district when Delphin and Soublière, both from Ottawa, were seen among the crowd, interacting with people.

At approximately 7 p.m. that evening, emergency services were called to the K&P Trail parking lot off Sydenham Road off Highway 401 by a passerby who had found the two men shot. Delphin, also known as the talented rapper Lito, was dead, and Soublier was taken to Kingston General Hospital, where he died a few days later.

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Kingston police have not provided an update on the investigation to the public since October 26.

“The Major Crimes Unit is asking the public to review information, including residential, commercial and vehicle-mounted video footage that was collected on or about the date of the homicides and which may still be available today. , as they have reason to believe that such information exists and will assist in the investigation,” police said in a press release sent Wednesday. Investigators are asking anyone who thinks they have information relating to the homicides to come forward.

Information can be provideded to Const. Joel Fisher at jfisher@kingstonpolice.ca, or 613-549-4660 ext. 6338, or Sgt. Chad ParslNow to cparslow@kingstonpolice.ca,or 613-549-4660 ext. 6245.

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Blair says police didn’t ask for emergency law, but asked for help to end lockdowns https://imagesforcanada.com/blair-says-police-didnt-ask-for-emergency-law-but-asked-for-help-to-end-lockdowns/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 03:39:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/blair-says-police-didnt-ask-for-emergency-law-but-asked-for-help-to-end-lockdowns/ Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland say they have not heard police recommendations to enact the Emergencies Act. Both ministers were called to testify before the special parliamentary committee set up to explore why the government declared a national emergency amid lockdowns at border crossings and downtown Ottawa in February. […]]]>

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland say they have not heard police recommendations to enact the Emergencies Act.

Both ministers were called to testify before the special parliamentary committee set up to explore why the government declared a national emergency amid lockdowns at border crossings and downtown Ottawa in February.

“I am not aware of any recommendations from law enforcement,” Blair said Tuesday. “Quite frankly, it’s a government decision.”

Blair said on the Freedom Convoy that he spoke regularly with police who “clearly had difficulty” restoring law and order, and that his role was to try to figure out why this was happening.

In response to Senator Claude Carignan, who asked if Blair was aware of such a recommendation, he said: “Frankly, I would have been quite surprised if the police had actually made a policy recommendation or requested legislative authority.”

“I don’t think that would have been an appropriate thing for law enforcement to ask, and they didn’t ask for it,” Blair said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives at the committee on Tuesday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Freeland, for her part, did not respond directly to questions about who around the cabinet table suggested using the law.

“I would like to take personal responsibility for this decision, I think it was the right decision,” she said.

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has come under intense scrutiny since telling the committee in April that police had asked the government to invoke the law.

“The advice we received was to invoke the emergency law,” Mendicino said at the time.

Since then, the RCMP and Ottawa police have said they have not asked for law enforcement, and the Deputy Minister of Public Safety told the same committee that Mendicino’s comments were misdirected. understood.

Mendicino tried to clarify his comments, saying the government had consulted with police on what powers they needed to end the lockdowns, and that the Emergencies Act was the only way to give them those powers.

Federal Conservatives say the public safety minister lost credibility over his comments about the decision to invoke the Emergencies Act, and they’re calling on him to resign.

He said on Tuesday that the government will “never apologize for doing what is necessary” to end the protests and called on the official opposition to apologize for supporting the convoy.

Freeland called evasive

Freeland’s appearance before the committee was, in his own words, sometimes “adversarial.”

Several members accused her of not answering questions, being evasive, and failing to provide new information.

She cited news reports and the City of Ottawa, among others, in her responses to questions and recommended that committee members direct certain questions to others, including the RCMP.

Bloc Québécois MP Rheal Fortin couldn’t get a straight answer to his questions about what steps the federal government tried to take before using the law, which Freeland called a last resort.

NDP MP Matthew Green has repeatedly asked if the minister took any notes during high-level meetings she had with bank officials about the economic measures contained in the emergency declaration.

After getting no response during his allotted time for questions, Green said “it’s unreal.”

Tory MP Larry Brock said Freeland “wasted 90 minutes of valuable committee time”.

“I appreciate that a lot of us here are elected and have partisan work to do,” Freeland said at one point during the meeting.

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Give dad the best gifts from BLUETTI for Father’s Day https://imagesforcanada.com/give-dad-the-best-gifts-from-bluetti-for-fathers-day/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:05:52 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/give-dad-the-best-gifts-from-bluetti-for-fathers-day/ Breadcrumb Links GlobeNewswire Author of the article: Publication date : June 12, 2022 • 57 minutes ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Featured Image for BLUETTI Power Inc GNW Content of the article The best dad deserves the best off-grid electric gear on the special day. Give him energy independence and the […]]]>

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The best dad deserves the best off-grid electric gear on the special day. Give him energy independence and the ultimate off-grid experience.

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BOMBERS vs. REDBLACKS: Five things to watch when Ottawa is in town for the start of the CFL season https://imagesforcanada.com/bombers-vs-redblacks-five-things-to-watch-when-ottawa-is-in-town-for-the-start-of-the-cfl-season/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:15:56 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/bombers-vs-redblacks-five-things-to-watch-when-ottawa-is-in-town-for-the-start-of-the-cfl-season/ Breadcrumb Links Winnipeg Blue Bombers Soccer CFL Publication date : June 09, 2022 • 43 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Rougeblacks head coach Paul LaPolice returns to Winnipeg for the first time since winning the Gray Cup with the Bombers as offensive coordinator. Photo by Wayne Cuddington /Postmedia Content of […]]]>

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Friday; 7:30 p.m.; Television: TSN, Radio: CJOB 680; Line: Bombers by 9.5: Weather: 26 C, becoming cloudy in the evening

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FIVE THINGS TO WATCH

RETURNING HEROES: Paul LaPolice, who was the Bombers’ offensive coordinator when they won the 2019 Gray Cup, is returning to Winnipeg for the first time as head coach of the Redblacks. He’s joined by receiver Darvin Adams, who played six seasons with the Bombers and won two championships. Expect a warm welcome from Bombers players and their fans.

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REPLACEMENTS: Big name players Andrew Harris, Kenny Lawler, Adams and Steven Richardson all left last year’s squad. Friday will be the first chance to see how running backs Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine, receivers Greg Ellingson, Rasheed Bailey (moving to Adams’ position) and Dalton Schoen, and defensive tackle Casey Sayles will do in taking on key roles. full time. base.

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SECONDARY PATCHWORK: The Bombers secondary will be significantly different from the one that played in the Gray Cup. Gone are stars DeAundre Alford and Alden Darby and injured All-Star safety Brandon Alexander and starting top penny Mercy Maston. Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli will surely be looking to exploit newcomers Tyquwan Glass at cornerback, Malcolm Thompson at safety and Donald Rutledge, Jr. at penny.

REINFORCED: The Rougenoirs had the worst offensive line in the league last year (gave up 52 sacks last year, while the Bombers gave up 16), but they’ve made big improvements this year and protection should be good for the new quarterback Masoli. He now has CFL veterans Ucambre Williams, Hunter Steward, Darius Ciraco and Jacob Ruby ahead of him, and that could help him avoid Winnipeg’s dreaded pass rush, led by star defensive end Willie Jefferson.

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RETURN : The Bombers had the CFL’s worst foot game for most of last season and there’s no guarantee it’ll be better this year. However, sophomore Marc Liegghio will get the chance to add kicking and kicking to his punting duties and the Bombers believe he can handle all three jobs. He will have to be much better than in 2021 when he went 10 for 16 combined on field goals and converts.

KEY MATCH: Zach Collaros vs. Jeremiah Masoli

Old friends from their time together in Hamilton and old foes from last year’s Gray Cup, Collaros and Masoli hold the keys to their respective teams’ fortunes in 2022. Masoli signed as a free agent with the Rouge et Noir and has the potential to turn things around quickly for a team that had a toothless attack in 2021. Masoli can run and throw, has a much better offensive line and some weapons in the receiving body. Will that be enough to get the better of Collaros, who was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player of 2021? That remains to be seen, but by all indications Collaros is healthy and in top form, so even though he hasn’t taken a single shot during pre-season, he should be ready to go out.

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TO NOTE : The Bombers will raise a banner commemorating their 2021 Gray Cup win before the game. Winnipeg has now won the Gray Cup 12 times in its history…Winnipeg will be without star defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat with an ankle injury. He will be replaced by LB Mack III, who is one of three rookies on the Bombers roster. The others are receiver Dalton Schoen and running back Donald Rutledge, Jr.… The Rougenoirs, who went 3-11 last season, will have 10 new faces among the starters on offense. They will have three new starters on defense… This will be the first time the Bombers and Rougenoirs have met since July 19, 2019, when the Bombers won 31-1 at IG Field. The 2020 season has been canceled and the two teams were not to face each other in 2021… With Brandon Alexander injured, Canadian Malcolm Thompson will start at the safety of the Bombers. This will be his third game in the CFL and his first start. The undrafted 26-year-old played two games with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2021 and had two special teams tackles.

OUR OPINION : The Bombers are the overwhelming favorites to win the Gray Cup, which would give them three straight games. Many people see the Redblacks as a highly improved team that will give even the best in the CFL a good challenge. Bombardiers 27, Rougenoirs 17.

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CADDYSHACK LIVE? Lots of laughs at the David Feherty Classic https://imagesforcanada.com/caddyshack-live-lots-of-laughs-at-the-david-feherty-classic/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 02:03:41 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/caddyshack-live-lots-of-laughs-at-the-david-feherty-classic/ Breadcrumb Links Sports Golf Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson wears a jock on the outside of his pants, a pair of clown-sized blue plastic goggles over his eyes and a turned-up Pabst Blue Ribbon baseball cap inside during the David Feherty Classic at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau on Monday afternoon. Photo […]]]>

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You’ve never seen former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson like this before.

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He was there at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau on Monday afternoon, wearing a jock on the outside of his pants, a pair of clown-sized blue plastic goggles over his eyes and a Pabst baseball cap Blue Ribbon flipped on top of her head.

Ten feet away, crafty shooting artist Dan Boever was lined up in front of him, taking chip shots.

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Welcome to Caddyshack Live or Happy Gilmore Revisted, better known as the David Feherty Classic, where comedy and brilliant golf shots were the order of the day.

After Boever’s opening act – including hitting perfect drives from set-up tees everywhere from his toes to his eyes – Alfredsson was joined by former NFL stars Ben Roethlisberger and Emmitt Smith, as well as pro of the Pat Perez PGA Tour for a nine-hole Skins game.

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Throughout, Boever and Feherty, the former touring pro turned golf commentator turned comedian/social commentator, provided a steady stream of laughs.

It was all for a good cause, with $25,000 going to both Ronald McDonald House and Alfredsson’s charity of choice, the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

Daniel Alfredsson joined PGA player Pat Perez, NFL alumni Emmitt Smith and Ben Roethlisberger for the David Feherty Golf and Comedy Classic at the Royal Ottawa Golf Course in Gatineau.
Daniel Alfredsson joined PGA player Pat Perez, NFL alumni Emmitt Smith and Ben Roethlisberger for the David Feherty Golf and Comedy Classic at the Royal Ottawa Golf Course in Gatineau. Photo by Ken Warren /POSTMEDIA

It was as light as golf can get, with the athletes playing alone as the light rain turned to sunshine as play wrapped up in the evening for a crowd of around 1,000.

A small sample of the Feherty shtick on the course:

– Speaking to Perez on the third tee: “Did someone break into your car and leave you those shoes?”

— After Perez put his beer can on the green before lining up a putt, Feherty joked, “It’s perfectly legal to mark your ball with a beer can. Everything is fine these days.

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— During play, an errant shot from Smith hit a volunteer in the arm. She was fine and Feherty followed in fine form. “Once at a Pro-Am in Europe, I hit nine people in eight holes.”

Of course, many of the Feherty jokes aren’t appropriate for printing in a family newspaper, but most drew wholesome laughs from Monday’s audience.

The evening ended with a Q&A with the quartet and a Feherty comedy routine.

When asked about his favorite female golfers of all time, he spoke about the state of the world.

“I love the characters, but it’s getting harder and harder to be a character without your ass getting cancelled.”

As for the golf show, it was indeed Perez against the field. Perez, who earned $30 million on the tour and will compete in the Canadian Open this week, has crafted a four under, showing brilliance in all areas of the game, from bombing shots to perfect iron shots in going through the clutch putts.

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Its competitors also had their moments. When Alfredsson sank a chip shot, the crowd burst into a spontaneous chant of “Alfie, Alfie.” A fan followed that up with a “Go Sens Go” chant. For those wondering, Alfredsson once again addressed the possibility of possibly returning to a managerial position during the Q&A.

“I would be interested in joining under the right circumstances,” he said. “They have a young core, with a lot of potential. I hope we see a lot of good hockey in the years to come. »

The crowd also came out for Roethlisberger and Smith, with Steelers jerseys and baseball caps on display.

“I’m crying my eyes out seeing Roethlisberger,” said Doug Van Dusen, proudly dressed in his Steelers gear.

For Van Dusen, battling esophageal cancer and heading into a second round of chemotherapy, the fun vibe was welcome. He was accompanied by his nephew Jamie Van Dusen and his good friend Brian Samuel, also die-hard Steelers. They came with helmets and Steelers cheer towels.

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Roethlisberger also took notice of Steelers fans, telling them to move just in case he might hit them with a stray drive.

“Hey, you Steelers guys, I don’t wanna punch you,” he said.

Spotting a fan wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey, Roethlisberger quipped, “Yeah, Ravens, you can stay over there… actually, we beat you enough.”

It effectively summed up the mood of the day, all the jokes and the golf put together for the larger purpose of raising money for charity.

For those keeping score, Perez won the Skins Game, punctuating his spirited performance with a brilliant birdie on the final hole.

The jokes continued into the night as Feherty took over the stage with his unique brogue and brand of humor.

On the way out, a few fans may have been tempted to buy a talking Feherty headgear.

The lines that accompany the puppet included some classics.
– “I have a driver in the ass and I smile.”
“If that ball were wrapped in bacon, even Lassie couldn’t find it.”
“Is that the swing you’re going to use?” »

Ultimately, if you can’t laugh at yourself and others on the golf course, this show probably isn’t for you.

kwarren@postmedia.com

Twitter.com/Citizenkwarren

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Pacific FC wary of improving Atletico Ottawa https://imagesforcanada.com/pacific-fc-wary-of-improving-atletico-ottawa/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:05:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/pacific-fc-wary-of-improving-atletico-ottawa/ Pacific FC take on Atletico Ottawa at TD Place in the nation’s capital today. The Ottawa club is coming off two road victories and is tied for second in the CPL table with Calgary Cavalry FC, four points behind the PFC with one game less. Pacific FC is in the nation’s capital today amid a […]]]>

Pacific FC take on Atletico Ottawa at TD Place in the nation’s capital today. The Ottawa club is coming off two road victories and is tied for second in the CPL table with Calgary Cavalry FC, four points behind the PFC with one game less.

Pacific FC is in the nation’s capital today amid a flurry of weekend football news across the country.

“We have the national team preparing for the World Cup [although the scheduled Canada-Panama friendly today at B.C. Place was embroiled in a ­players’ dispute]CPL teams playing against MLS clubs [Forge FC versus Toronto FC in the delayed 2021 Canadian Championship] and it shows that the sport is growing across the country and more and more people are paying attention to it,” Merriman said.

“A lot of that energy is CPL.”

Which continues Sunday with PFC (5-1-3 wins-losses-draws) taking on Atlético Ottawa (4-2-2) at 10 a.m. PT at TD Place Stadium, also home of the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL. The Ottawa club, owned by Spanish La Liga giants Atlético Madrid, are coming off two road wins and are tied for second in the CPL standings with Calgary Cavalry FC, four points behind PFC with a game in hand. less. PFC appear to have stabilized after three wins to start the season and arrive after two draws in the league.

Atlético Ottawa, bottom of the league last season, is the club that has improved the most in the CPL under new head coach Carlos González, a Spaniard who coached the Kuwait national team.

“Ottawa has had good results in its last two games and we have to be ready,” Merriman said.

“I believe we are getting stronger as a group, even though the results haven’t gone our way in recent games.”

Everyone gets up to play starters.

“As the defending league champion, you know teams are going to chase you,” Merriman said.

“We felt that pressure. But the pressure is a privilege.

Ottawa is tough defensively and has had three clean sheets this season.

“They’re organized and compact,” Merriman said.

Offensively, Ottawa is counting on the counter-attack thanks to Ballou Tabla, the former MLS striker with CF Montreal, who played for Canada in under-17, U-20 and U-23, and has two selections with the senior national team. Also worth watching is former PFC attacking midfielder Ollie Bassett, the former Northern Ireland U-19 international, who showed intriguing flashes last season with the Tridents and has moved into a fuller role with Ottawa.

“Ollie had a good start and we have to be aware of him,” Merriman said.

It’s a homecoming for three PFC players who played for former professional club Ottawa Fury. Tridents captain Jamar Dixon hails from Ottawa. He originally came to the island to play three seasons with the amateur Victoria Highlanders, before being capped three times for Canada and playing professional in Europe and four seasons with the Fury. Veteran PFC goaltender Callum Irving has been released from NCAA Div. 1 with the University of Kentucky Wildcats to play three seasons with the Fury. Tridents defender and former Canada U-20 and U-23 player Thomas Meilleur-Giguère played two seasons with the Fury on loan from Montreal of MLS.

The Tridents won the first game of the season in Ottawa 1-0 thanks to the heroism of Irving’s goaltenders. PFC are 3-1-1 all-time against Atlético Ottawa.

CORNERS: As 2021 CPL Champions, Pacific FC will represent in the 2022 CONCACAF League competition against the best clubs in Central America and the Caribbean. The draw will be made at a ceremony on Wednesday.

cdheensaw@timescolonist.com

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