Canadian arrested in Australia after 645 kilos of ecstasy found hidden in shipment of 200 barbecues

A Canadian man was arrested in Australia and accused of being a representative of a “high-level transnational organized crime syndicate” that imported 645 kilograms of ecstasy cleverly hidden inside a shipment for barbecues. The Canadian flew to Australia a week ago and the day after he arrived went to a warehouse to inspect the cargo, […]

Boeing achieves significant milestone with new Laser Weapon System – Defence Blog

The world’s largest aerospace company Boeing announced that its Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) recently completed a series of key demonstrations with the U.S. Air Force and Army. The high-energy 5kW CLWS successfully completed several demonstrations of its capabilities, validating its readiness for deployment, according to a recent company news release. Test operators used handheld, […]

Major victory for Catalyst against HBC take-private deal as OSC delays shareholder vote

The Ontario Securities Commission has decided to push back a crucial shareholder vote on the takeover of Hudson’s Bay Co., effectively freezing the transaction until the company releases a more detailed story on how the deal came together. The decision, announced late Friday evening, marks a major victory for Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the private […]

Lockheed Martin’s experts details laser weapon program – Defence Blog

Lockheed Martin’s experts have revealed details of directed energy and laser weapon system programs. Directed energy and laser weapon systems are a proven solution that effectively addresses tech-driven threats with more accurate, flexible and affordable performance than offered by traditional ballistics. “They’re designed to be precise, to yield minimal collateral damage and, in essence, offer […]

How Andrew Scheer made an unlikely rise to the Conservative leadership — and then lost it two years later

OTTAWA — When Andrew Scheer entered the already-crowded Conservative leadership race in September 2016, few predicted he’d emerge triumphant. Scheer had made his career in Ottawa largely through the House of Commons Speaker’s office — a bastion for parliamentary procedure wonks, not partisan politics. He’d been a Conservative MP since the age of 25, but […]