ALBANY, N.Y. Glendon Scott Crawford visited a North Carolina-based imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in 2012 hoping to win support for a mobile X-ray weapon he allegedly planned to use on Muslims unaware the high-ranking Klan leader was working for the FBI.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak blames “union elites” for his party’s loss to the New Democrats in Niagara Falls in one of two byelections Thursday.
Mr. Hudak says he’s pleased the Tories held onto the Thornhill riding north of Toronto, but says they were in a “David and Goliath” battle against hundreds of paid union activists who flooded Niagara Falls in support of the NDP.
Premier Pauline Marois was adamant Wednesday that her husband never struck a deal with Quebec’s largest labour federation to protect that union’s interests and thwart a potential corruption inquiry.
Evidence at the Charbonneau Commission, which is looking into the construction industry, suggested the Quebec Federation of Labour was ready to lobby Marois and the Parti Quebecois in 2009 to put a stop to any future corruption probe.
Marois said Wednesday that no such intervention took place and that she was never pressured by the federation’s directors.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Niger released on Thursday three journalists from a private radio station one day after they were detained with a union leader who criticized President Mahamadou Issfouou on air, the station's director-general told Reuters.Police on Wednesday arrested the Anfani radio station's editor in chief Abdoul-Razak Idrissa, and two journalists, Haoua Maigari and Moussa Hassane as well as union leader Ismael Salifou.
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OTTAWA — Liberal senators were proclaiming victory Wednesday after 16 conservatives joined them in all but gutting a controversial bill that would force unions to publicly disclose details of their spending.
Sixteen Tory senators joined their Liberal colleagues in approving a number of amendments to Bill C-377 despite aggressive lobbying by the government to pass the legislation as is.
French banking group Credit Agricole is to cut 2,350 jobs around the world, including 850 positions in France, mainly at its Cacib investment bank, the Force Ouvriere (FO) union said on Wednesday.At Cacib, 1,750 jobs will be cut globally, including 550 in France, the union said. The bank's consumer credit branch, CACF, will see 600 jobs cut, half in France and half in the rest of the world.