OTTAWA – A number of supporters who backed Maxime Bernier’s oh-so-close bid for the Conservative leadership say they want nothing to do with his plan to start a new party — but one source says the maverick ex-Tory already has what he needs to register his enterprise with Elections Canada.Four members of Parliament and at least three senators who backed Bernier in last year’s leadership race say they have no interest in endorsing what they consider a flight of fancy — or supporting someone who just tossed a hand grenade into the party’s 2019 election hopes.“It’s such a ridiculous decision, I can’t support this,” Tory Sen. Claude Carignan said Friday from the floor of the Conservative policy convention in Halifax.But in an interview with La Presse Canadienne, Bernier himself said he wasn’t expecting any caucus members to join him — so much so, in fact, that he didn’t tell them what he was planning.“I have the support of members of the Conservative party,” Bernier said in French. “Maybe not the 3,000 who are in Halifax now, but the Conservative party has 150,000 members as we speak. I think that is where I find the support I saw in the last few days, in the phone calls, the emails I got.”There were signs on social media of people willing to make the jump, including some convention delegates who were tearing up their membership cards after a proposed resolution to abolish Canada’s supply management system for poultry and dairy products never even made it to debate.Bernier, who is not in Halifax, reached out to them on Twitter.“To all those who feel let down by this party, I say: You will be let down again and again. Don’t waste your time,” he tweeted. “It’s time for a real conservative party defending real conservative values. The sooner this gets settled, the more chances we will have to defeat Justin Trudeau.”Elections Canada requires new political parties to have signatures and contact information from at least 250 people already in place as members in order to be eligible for party status. Bernier will also need three people to act as party officials, someone to be an official agent and an auditor.Going to Elections Canada in one or two months would be “perfect,” Bernier said, but a source familiar with his status said he already has the names and is just now double-checking the details before taking the next step.“He’s got enough to go to Elections Canada,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss details.“That’s about to happen.”Another source close to Bernier said the Quebec MP had been making phone calls to “key people” across Canada who supported his leadership bid long before he went ahead with Thursday’s scorched-earth news conference, where he quit the Tories and tore a strip off leader Andrew Scheer.Former Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day said he knows Bernier has some business leaders backing him, but noted that starting a new political party is a herculean endeavour — one in which not all of those supporters will have any interest in taking part.Bernier is likely feeling emboldened by the support he has received — especially in financial terms — in the last few months as his feud with Scheer reached a fever pitch, Day said. In June, the day after Scheer stripped him of his shadow cabinet job, Bernier received $28,455 in donations in less than 24 hours.But Scheer needs to remind the party what happens when Conservatives splinter, Day added.“If (Bernier) is successful even on paper, then the challenge for the Conservatives is going to be to ask people to go back and think about the history of what Conservatives gain when they have two voting alternatives for voters. Really, they gain nothing.”That’s the fear celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary is fighting.Himself a one-time candidate for Scheer’s job, O’Leary — who dropped out to back Bernier in the final days of the race — said Friday he’s trying to decide what to do, although he admitted he is “getting intrigued” by the prospect of one day taking on a major policy-making role.He said Bernier could pull as much as one-fifth of Conservative support at the ballot box, all but guaranteeing the Liberals another term in office, he warned: “I think we need to do a little soul searching here.”Others who supported Bernier’s leadership bid have yet to make up their minds: “Good question,” Sen. Stephen Greene replied when asked if he supports Bernier’s new initiative.Conservative MP Alex Nuttall, who played a key role in Bernier’s leadership campaign, has not responded to multiple requests.— With files from Mylene Crete and Lina Dib in Ottawa.
Govt taking on the tab to get people out of Abaco via Bahamasair August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Related Items:#evacuation, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, bahamasair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Nassau – At present, emergency evacuation flights via the Bahamasair are being carried out to transport residents from Inagua to Nassau, after Prime Minister Minnis made the emergency order last night.Both Minnis and opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis visited the Lynden Pindling International Airport to greet residents as they arrived, describing the current Hurricane Irma preparations as “beyond politics”. Minnis then comforted residents by saying, “always remember we are one family. We are together. We will fight this storm together and we will have you back as soon as possible but while you are here, you are brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and you will be treated according.”Davis also added, “When it comes down to safety, when it comes down to natural disaster, we should all be one.”Managing Director of Bahamasair, Tracy Cooper also confirmed that the airline will continue to assist the government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with evacuations from Islands in the Southern Bahamas ahead of Hurricane Irma. Flights from Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island are also expected to come in.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Recommended for you
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Erica FernandesinstagramErica Fernandes, who rose to fame with Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, has doubled her fanbase after portraying the character of Prerna in popular show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. Needless to say, with such popularity, Erica is constantly under the media glare as fans want to know more about her and her love affairs.While rumour mills are abuzz that the gorgeous actress is currently dating her Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 co-star Parth Samthaan, fans are aware that before Parth, Erica was in an alleged relationship with her Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi co-star Shaheer Sheikh, although the duo never admitted to it.But did you know before Shaheer and Parth, who Erica was in a relationship with? According to a Pinkvilla report, the actress allegedly had an affair with Ayaz Ahmed, who played the role of Cabir Dewan in youth-centric show Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan. Besides Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, Ayaz had been part of reality shows like Roadies, Splitsvilla and TV soaps including Kitani Mohabbat Hai. Do Dil Ek Jaan and Santoshi Maa among others. Interestingly, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan is the same show which made Parth a star.Meanwhile, a lot has been brewing up between the alleged lovebirds Erica and Parth. The couple is going strong and is spending more time together than usual. A source told SpotboyE that Parth and Erica often arrive together on sets and also wait for one another to have afternoon and evening meals together. Not just that, they often leave the sets together as well.While there were speculations about Parth and Erica’s closeness earlier, it intensified when Hina Khan, who plays the role of Komolika, wasn’t invited for Parth’s birthday. It should be recalled that Erica and Hina are not the best of friends on the sets and it was also confirmed by Hina later.
Researchers have found traces of detergent in pasteurised milk produced by five companies.They companies are – Pran, Milk Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh.”We tested pasteurised and non-pasteurised raw milk produced by these companies and found detergent and antibiotics in them,” professor ABM Faruque, director of Biomedical Research Centre, told a press conference at Dhaka University on Tuesday.Dhaka University’s Pharmacy department and Biomedical Research Centre jointly conducted the tests.”The traces of antibiotics that we found were meant for human use. Antibiotics for humans and animals are totally different. We need to stop the use of antibiotics meant for humans on animals,” professor Faruque said.