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  • 70-week wait for N.W.T. kids to see hearing specialist unacceptable, says MLA (Canada)

    10/20/2018 8:44:49 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/17/2018 | CBC
    The average wait time for children to see an audiologist in the Northwest Territories is 70 weeks, a number Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly says is unacceptable. "A wait time over 70 weeks? That's over a year," he said. "Kids, they could be in school over a year, miss a grade, without their proper hearing or being assessed, and that doesn't seem right." O'Reilly first started looking for this information for a constituent and raised the issue in the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly Tuesday, asking questions about government data he'd been provided by the territory's health department.
  • Canada Chooses BAE-Lockheed Proposal To Build Frigates Based On U.K.'s Type 26 Design

    10/19/2018 8:31:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Canada has chosen a BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin-led team as the “preferred bidder” for a potential contract worth more than $45 billion to build new frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy. The two major defense contractors had pitched a proposal centered on BAE’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship design, which it is already building for the United Kingdom and Australia. On Oct. 19, 2018, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), the Canadian government’s internal services and administration arm, and Irving Shipbuilding, a Canadian firm that would actually build the ships, announced the decision in separate statements. BAE and Lockheed...
  • Ontario school board accused of pressuring teachers not to teach ‘racist’ To Kill a Mockingbird

    10/19/2018 10:53:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | 10 18 2018 | Joseph Brean
    English literature teachers in a large Ontario school board have been urged not to teach the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird because it is harmful, violent and oppressive to black students, and its trope of a “white saviour” makes its black characters seem “less than human.”“The use of racist texts as entry points into discussions about racism is hardly for the benefit of black students who already experience racism,” reads a directive to teachers in Peel, a suburban region northwest of Toronto. “This should give us pause — who does the use of these texts centre? Who does it...
  • White House official called Trudeau 'that little punk kid running Canada'

    10/19/2018 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-10-19 21:00 | Daniel Chaitin
    Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow says a White House official called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a "little punk kid running Canada."
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • Trump to withdraw from postal treaty that has let China ship cheaply to U.S.

    10/17/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 41 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10-17-18 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from a postal treaty that has allowed Chinese companies to ship small packages to the U.S. at a steeply discounted rate...~SNIP~ Under the Universal Postal Union treaty, China and other developing countries have since 1969 been assessed lower rates than wealthier nations. The Times says the decision to withdraw was made at the urging of Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro. The National Association of Manufacturers said Trump deserved credit for his focus on eliminating what it called "the anti-U.S. manufacturer subsidy China receives from the U.S. Postal Service."
  • Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

    10/17/2018 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 123 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 17, 2018
    Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Country becomes second and largest with legal national marketplace. The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Canada legalizes marijuana: here's everything you need to know Read more A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Native American professor: Warren shows 'privileges of whiteness'

    10/15/2018 4:44:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek|
    A university professor chided Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage, saying her action ultimately does more harm to Native Americans. Kim TallBear, part of the native studies faculty at the University of Alberta, said Monday that Warren taking a DNA test is “yet another strike — even if unintended — against tribal sovereignty.” In a statement, TallBear said Warren has refused to meet with Cherokee Nation community members who have challenged her ancestry claims.
  • Transgender cyclist calls out 'bigots' after winning female world championship

    10/15/2018 4:40:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon is calling out “transphobic bigots” on Twitter after she reportedly became the first trans woman to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. . . “We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society,” she told USA Today in January, “and not be recognized that way in sports. … Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
  • Ford Just Came To Trump' Defense & Destroyed Fake News Media & Their Lies: Tariffs & Their Layoffs

    10/13/2018 10:00:50 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 36 replies
    fbnewscycle.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | BAISH
    The mainstream media is hellbent on ruining President Trump's reputation. Their latest ploy has been blaming him for Ford Motor's recent announcement of layoffs within the company. The liberal media claimed that Trump's tariffs were to blame. A spokesperson for Ford spoke to Watchdog.org, however, and explained that the whole thing is a "MISCHARACTERIZATION." The most recent job cuts will have an impact on salaried employees only. Manufacturing employees will not be affected. The spokesperson also explained that it has nothing to do with President Trump's tariffs. "The reports you have read about our organization redesign work being related to...
  • A dark horse in the race for Nikki Haley’s UN job

    10/12/2018 11:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Benny Avni
    Since this week’s surprise announcement that Nikki Haley would depart by year’s end, everyone wants to know who’ll replace America’s UN ambassador — who was first dismissed, then hated, then feared and eventually appreciated, heck, even loved (at least by some). The answer, obviously, is up to the never-predictable President Trump, so most names bandied about are speculative, with many driven by wishful thinking. So here’s a wish: Christopher Burnham. Never heard of him? You may soon. Sure, there are other worthy candidates; Washington reporters come up with new ones daily. The much-advertised front-runner, former Deputy National Security Adviser Dina...
  • Can we talk? Trump’s riding high _ and he’s got a lot to say

    10/12/2018 9:49:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 10/12/18 | Jill Colving
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major media moments. On Thursday alone, Trump held four separate press availabilities, including one that featured a profanity-laced Oval Office performance by Kanye West, the rapper and producer who has emerged as Trump’s top Hollywood...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘Democrats Are for Securing Our Borders’

    10/11/2018 2:48:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2018 | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) declared yesterday that “Democrats are for securing our borders”--in the context of making an argument for why Americans should support her in opposing one of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
  • Canadian pot industry workers will be able to enter U.S. for pleasure travel

    10/11/2018 11:12:16 AM PDT · by jerod · 29 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 12:11 PM ET | Brandie Weikle
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Canadian citizens working in the cannabis industry should be able to enter the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry. The agency updated its website Tuesday, providing a measure of clarity after a vague statement last month left the industry and investors facing uncertainty about travel of any kind to the U.S. That statement sparked weeks of confusion and rumours that those tied to the cannabis industry could face lifetime bans from the U.S. It read that "As marijuana continues to be a controlled substance under United States law, working in or facilitating...
  • Exclusive — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall...

    10/09/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by blueyon · 85 replies
    breitbrat.com ^ | 10/09/18 | Matthew Boyle
    "'Exclusive — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall, Making Midterm Immigration Referendum"" House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a post-election border wall funding fight on Monday. “We intend on having a full-fledged discussion on how to complete our mission to secure the border, and yes, we will have a fight about...
  • Slip of the tongue from DNC chair Tom Perez: ‘There are no moderate Democrats basically left’

    10/09/2018 10:40:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 09 October 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Talk about a Freudian slip, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, with a slip of the tongue, voiced what anyone paying attention already knows, that being that there are no moderate Democrats left. Doing what Democrats do best, projecting and flipping the narrative, the head of the party who called un accomplished democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez its “future,” appeared on MSNBC to suggest the GOP is the party of extremists — except his tongue couldn’t keep up with his deceptive mind. “When you see the mistreatment of Dr. Ford, that’s a mistreatment of every woman across America,” Perez declared. “When...
  • Mexico's president-elect wants to rename USMCA in Spanish

    10/09/2018 10:32:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday President Trump's preferred acronym for the free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, USMCA, is not "adequate" in Spanish. Lopez Obrador said in a tweet his chief trade negotiator, Jesús Seade, alerted him the USMCA acronym does not suit Mexican law, under which the trade pact would be a formal treaty, not an agreement. The USMCA -- short for United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- is set to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), once ratified by the three countries' legislatures. In Spanish, NAFTA was known as TLCAN,...
  • California DMV Finds Another 1,500 People It Wrongly Registered to Vote, Among Them Non-Citizens

    10/08/2018 6:01:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | October 8, 2018
    Randall Marquis has lived in California for 31 years, but he knew it was a mistake when he received a notice last month that said he was newly registered to vote. He may have a state driver’s license, but he’s a citizen of Canada. “When I saw that card, I just threw it out,” Marquis said. “I know I’m not going to vote. I’m not allowed to vote, it’s stupid that I should be registered to vote.” The Newport Beach resident, who has a green card and is married to a U.S. citizen, was one of some 1,500 people who...
  • Pro-Choice Man, Who Allegedly Kicked Pro-Life Woman, Is In More Trouble Than We Thought

    10/08/2018 10:20:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 64 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | October 7, 2018 | Alberto Luperon
    Jordan Hunt, the 26-year-old man accused of kicking a pro-life woman on Sunday, has been arrested. Toronto police announced Saturday that not only was he charged in that case, but he was also accused in a separate incident. Hunt approached people protesting abortions, and began scribbling on their signs and clothing, police says. One of the protesters confronted him, and he allegedly kicked her in the shoulder, police said. In this account, it knocked the phone from her hand. He allegedly then ripped off a ribbon from her, and ran away. Police said he surrendered to cops on Saturday. Officials...