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  • Melania Knocks ‘Em Dead In Toronto In Black And White Number

    09/23/2017 5:18:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies
    Melania Trump looked gorgeous when she stepped off the plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport Saturday in a black and white suit ahead of the Invictus Games. The trip is her first solo trip as first lady as she leads the U.S. delegation to the games and is set to meet both the United Kingdom’s Prince Harry of Wales and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later today. The games are an international, multi-sport event founded by Prince Harry where wounded armed service members and veterans compete in sports, including wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. About 100 American athletes are participating...
  • Ontario joins California’s market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | 4:01 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
    California on Friday expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which aims to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is aiming to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the agreement Friday in Quebec at a meeting with officials of both provinces, capping off...
  • Canadian healthcare: The doctor will see you eventually

    09/21/2017 12:08:48 PM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9/21/17 | Chris Woodward
    Americans would be better off with government-paid healthcare, claims a Canadian doctor, but a fellow Canadian says the wait times may literally kill you. "I don't recommend it," Canadian health care broker Rick Baker says of Canada's "single payer" healthcare system, which is held up by liberals as a healthcare system for Americans to emulate. In a USA Today op-ed, hospital administrator Dr. Danielle Martin writes that the Canadian system outperforms the U.S. on quality and access to care despite "nasty rumors" in the U.S. media about the quality of care. She goes on to acknowledge that Canadians "sometimes wait...
  • Scientists say recent quake swarm at Rainier is not unusual

    09/21/2017 6:46:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.seattletimes.com ^ | Originally published September 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm Updated September 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm | By Sandi Doughton
    Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima in this 2013 photo. Scientists recorded a recent quake swarm under the mountain. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press) ====================================================================== More than 20 small quakes have struck under the volcano in the past week, a rate that’s higher than usual but not unprecedented. Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there’s no cause for worry. “In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out,” said...
  • US policy is 'not to defend Canada' in any N Korea attack

    09/16/2017 10:23:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    A top general has told Canadian MPs they cannot count on US support if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on their country. Lt Gen Pierre St-Amand told the national defence committee in Ottawa there is no policy that requires the US to aid Canada in any nuclear attack. But on the upside, the committee also heard North Korea views Canada as a "peaceful" and "friendly" country. Pyongyang's missile launch over Japan on Friday has put the region on edge. Gen St-Amand told MPs: "The extent of the US policy is not to defend Canada. "That's the fact I can...
  • Fearful of Trump's America, asylum seekers from across the globe stream into Canada

    09/15/2017 3:05:54 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 55 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/16/2017 | Alexandra Zavis
    Every hour or so, a taxi pulls up at the end of a remote country road in upstate New York and deposits another load of anxious and weary passengers. From here, it is steps across a gully to the Canadian province of Quebec, where police stand ready to arrest anyone who enters illegally. Undeterred, the travelers drag their suitcases across a makeshift dirt bridge, past a sign that declares in French and in English, “No pedestrians,” and surrender to the waiting officers.
  • Hamilton judge who wore 'MAGA' hat in court suspended for 30 days without pay

    09/14/2017 10:27:00 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 8 replies
    CP24 ^ | 9.12.17 | Paola Loriggio
    TORONTO - An Ontario judge who wore a hat in court bearing Donald Trump's “Make America Great Again” slogan has been suspended without pay after an oversight body ruled his behaviour constituted a “single aberrant and inexplicable act of judicial misconduct.”
  • Canada now investigates 'climate denial' [1984 Orwellian]

    09/14/2017 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.torontosun.com ^ | 09-14-2017 | By Lorrie Goldstein
    It’s like something out of George Orwell’s 1984. Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group. The bureau discontinued its 14-month probe in June, citing “available evidence, the assessment of the facts in this case, and to ensure the effective allocation of limited resources”, according to Josephine A.L. Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate. But it will re-open its investigation should it receive...
  • Canada Charged Six Times As Much As US Navy for Super Hornets

    09/14/2017 7:04:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | Sept 14, 2017 | Giovanni de Briganti
    PARIS --- The US government has offered Canada a batch of Super Hornet fighters at a price that is six times higher than the US Navy is paying for the same aircraft, analysis of official US documents reveals. It is generally understood that the cost of combat aircraft varies according to the amount of options, ancillary equipment, spares and weapons included in the package. However, as in all commercial transactions, prices depend on the buyer. Prices are also sometimes manipulated to influence prospective buyers to take a given course of action. This appears to be the case with the US...
  • Canada judge who wore Trump hat suspended without pay [Zabel]

    09/12/2017 10:43:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2017 12:30 PM EDT
    A Canadian judge who wore a hat in court with Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has been suspended without pay. The Ontario Judicial Council said Tuesday that the conduct of Justice Bernd Zabel warrants the most serious reprimand possible short of removing him from the bench. The council said the hat incident was an “inexplicable act of judicial misconduct” from an otherwise respected judge. …
  • What’s This? Now Canada Is Deporting Illegal Aliens In Growing Numbers

    09/12/2017 7:55:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    For some time now we’ve been covering the curious trend of illegal immigrants fleeing the United States (or more specifically, President Trump) and going to Canada. Many of them pass through a very unofficial point of entry in Upstate New York. Up until now, Canada has tried to paint a brave face on this situation, talking about how everyone is welcome and even setting up entry facilities for them. (Here’s how you can help get them some heated trailers to see them on their way.) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been one of their biggest cheerleaders.But it seems...
  • Hydro One crews heading to Florida after Irma leaves millions in the dark

    09/11/2017 5:27:43 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 21 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 11, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    Hydro One is sending crews to Florida in an effort to support the millions of people left without power in the wake of hurricane Irma. The operator of Ontario’s largest electricity distribution system says it’s getting ready to send 175 employees south. Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses lost power in the storm that made landfall in the U.S. on Sunday, and utility officials say it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. Hydro One says crews are expected to start crossing the border into the U.S. at about 6 p.m. Monday, and should reach the affected areas by...
  • Conrad Black: Racism is dying, yet hateful people are still frequently accusing non-racists of it

    09/10/2017 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 08 September 2016 | Conrad Black
    Almost everyone except those psychologically and politically dependent on accusing others of being racists can agree that racism is evil. I think almost everyone except those malignant defamers, who denounce all with whom they disagree as racist, can agree that all people are fundamentally equal and must be treated equally; that all definable groups of people are equal in their human merit; and that all such groups, unless they are defined by sociopathic goals, should be proud of whatever it is that defines them as a group. I cannot think of a more stupid and unjust reason for hiring or...
  • Ottawa seeks second-hand jets from Australia amid Boeing, Bombardier dispute

    09/07/2017 4:40:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 09/06/2017 | DANIEL LEBLANC
    The Canadian government is looking into buying second-hand fighter jets in Australia – instead of a new fleet of 18 Super Hornets – as it tries to force Boeing Co. to drop its trade dispute against Bombardier Inc., sources said. Federal officials said the government is refusing to sign a planned multibillion-dollar contract for Super Hornets as long as Boeing pursues its complaint against Bombardier at the International Trade Commission in the United States. A final decision to pull the plug on the Super Hornet contract has not been made, but tensions with Boeing are quickly escalating and the government...
  • Canada Demanding U.S. End 'Right to Work' Laws as Part of NAFTA Renegotiation

    09/06/2017 8:23:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/06/2017 | Stephen Cruiser
    Canada is demanding goodies from the United States Congress as part of the renegotiation of NAFTA.From The Globe and Mail: One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labour file, according to a schedule of the talks obtained by The Globe and Mail. One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request. Canada believes that lower labour standards in the United States and Mexico, including right to work,...
  • US should rebuke Cuba/deny aid as Hurricane Irma slams into Island

    09/06/2017 4:00:46 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    [BBC has background article] | 6-Sept=2017 | Vanity
    Article this is based on: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41133855 US reveals details of recent 'sonic attack' on Cuba diplomats It is just my opinion, but the US should use Hurricane Irma as the 'timing' to rebuke Cuba for SONIC attacks on US Embassy employees. Maybe there should an ICING in relations. If a Communist/Totalitarian Government such as Cuba chooses to attack American Citizens/Embassy workers, there should consequences. With Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and what will probably happen with Hurricane Irma striking Florida, US resources will be stretched thin. The US SHOULD help Mexico with Tropical Storm Katia. Mexico may need aid from the...
  • Canada demands U.S. end ‘right to work’ laws as part of NAFTA talks

    09/05/2017 9:58:24 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 38 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 9/5/2017 | Adrian Morrow
    One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labour file, according to a schedule of the talks obtained by The Globe and Mail. One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request. Canada believes that lower labour standards in the United States and Mexico, including right to work, give those countries an unfair advantage in attracting jobs.
  • Canada preparing winter shelters as migrant wave continues

    09/02/2017 10:41:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/1/2017 | Staff
    Montreal (AFP) - Canada expects migrants to continue border jumping from the United States for many more months, and officials said Friday they are readying temporary accommodation to deal with the surge through winter. A harsh winter is around the corner, and the government launched an urgent call for the winterized mobile homes. Many of the more than 7,000 migrants who crossed on foot from the US state of New York into Canada's Quebec province since July 1 have been housed in tent cities near the border set up by the military. Others were put up at Montreal's Olympic stadium...
  • Canadian university loses $10m in phishing scam

    08/31/2017 2:40:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 08-31-2017 | Staff
    A Canadian university says staffers unwittingly lost $9.5m (C$11.8m; £7.5m) in an online phishing scam. Fraudulent emails convinced staff at MacEwan University that one of its clients was changing its bank account details. Staff then paid money into the fraudulently created account. The university, in Edmonton, Alberta, is auditing its business practices. Police have traced most of the funds to accounts in Hong Kong and Montreal, but no charges have been laid. The scam came to light when the real client complained of non-payment. "There is never a good time for something like this to happen," university spokesperson David Beharry...
  • [Canadian] Officials eye Salvadorans as potential source of next wave of border crossers

    08/29/2017 6:01:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | August 27, 2017
    OTTAWA — Officials in Canada and the U.S. are concerned that the next wave of asylum seekers at the border could be a population far bigger than the Haitians crossing now. More than 260,000 Salvadorans are facing deportation from the United States if their temporary protected status there is lifted in March — four times the number of Haitians covered by the program. A belief among Haitians that their status will end in January has sent thousands fleeing to Canada; they make up the majority of the nearly 7,000 people apprehended crossing at an unofficial border point in Quebec this...