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  • Canadian Think Tank: Jane Fonda’s ‘An Environmental Hypocrite’ For Protesting Oil Sands

    01/15/2017 11:58:10 PM PST · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 17 | David Krayden
    A Canadian conservative think tank says Jane Fonda’s “an environmental hypocrite” after the left-wing activist and actress protested the Canadian oil sands in northern Alberta. The Manning Centre told The Daily Caller on Sunday that Fonda excoriates the oil sands project because the oil it yields produces greenhouse gasses. But Colin Craig, media manager for the centre, says Fonda has “a carbon footprint the size of a small town,” referring to her jet-setting lifestyle that includes a lot of world travel. Do You Agree With This Criticism Of Jane Fonda? Yes No
  • Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

    01/13/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 10:41 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger in the oil-rich province of Alberta on Friday for saying Canada needs to phase out the oil sands. Trudeau told a town-hall meeting in Peterborough, Ontario that they can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow, but they need to phase it out eventually. […] Trudeau’s comments caused outrage on social media and criticism from Alberta politicians. Premier Rachel Notley said the oil sands are not going anywhere any time soon. Alberta opposition leader Brian Jean said the oil and gas industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs and if Trudeau wants to shut it...
  • Canada looking at UN agency over Palestinian connection

    10/04/2004 4:23:30 AM PDT · by ruready4eternity · 26 replies · 278+ views
    CBC News ^ | OCt 4/2004 | Written by CBC News Online staff
    Israel said Sunday that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) supports Hamas and demanded the UN investigate the agency and its head, Peter Hansen.
  • Board To Allow Muslim Sermons In Schools, And Protesters Aren’t Happy (in Toronto)

    01/12/2017 10:52:12 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/11/2017 | David Krayden
    Local residents expressed their anger Tuesday night at a decision by a school board in a suburb of Toronto, Canada to reverse its policy on monitoring Muslim sermons. Last September, concerned about the potential for radical Islamic propaganda infiltrating religious meetings, the Peel Regional School Board had insisted that students read prayers and sermons from an approved text. The board’s decision to allow students to write their own sermons resulted in angry residents storming a public meeting held to discuss the policy change. Protestors were told to remove their signs because they were deemed anti-Muslim and one woman was taken...
  • Refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border (Welcome to Canada)

    01/12/2017 9:42:06 AM PST · by jerod · 40 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | By Austin Grabish
    Frostbitten refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border Ghanaian refugee and friend became lost while crossing into Manitoba on Dec. 24 A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. "It's very bad news," Seidu Mohammed, 24, told CBC News in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. "I don't know what to do right now."
  • Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

    01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving. In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.” “The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will...
  • Hamilton Judge Who Wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat in Court Has Been Banned From Trying Cases

    01/06/2017 9:23:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017 | Jacques Gallant
    The Hamilton judge who wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in court has been banned from trying casesJustice Bernd Zabel, who declared his support for Donald Trump in court, is no longer presiding in court, according to a spokeswoman for the Ontario Court of Justice.A Hamilton judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to court the day after the U.S. election and declared his support for president-elect Donald Trump is no longer hearing cases. Justice Bernd Zabel, appointed to the bench in 1990, stopped being assigned new cases on Dec. 21, 2016, a spokeswoman for the Ontario...
  • Canadians will eventually warm up to Trump. Until then, stop treating him like a monster

    01/06/2017 3:22:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Conrad Black
    An instant industry has developed in Canada about how to adjust to a Trump presidency, as if the nature of the United States has metamorphosed instantly and unrecognizably. Almost all of this concern is unnecessary. Donald Trump has never expressed any grievances against Canada, and his limited experiences here, from skiing in the Laurentians to putting his name on a few buildings for a good fee, (which some local idiots have threatened to take down and have made the subject of demonstrations), have been agreeable. Canada actually runs a modest trade deficit with the United States, and Trump has made...
  • Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

    01/05/2017 9:36:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    In a bid to swiftly deliver on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s chief campaign promises, congressional Republicans are exploring ways to begin funding a barrier on the U.S. southern border starting as soon as April. Multiple lawmakers described the plans Thursday, which would use authority under a 2006 law supported by Republicans and Democrats alike to justify spending that could eventually reach into the billions of dollars.
  • Ontario’s Beer Store appoints its first ombudsman

    01/03/2017 2:07:58 PM PST · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | December 22, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    A former ombudsman at one of Canada’s big banks has been tapped to investigate complaints of a far more frothy nature: beer. The Beer Store has appointed Charles Dougall as Ontario’s first beer ombudsman. The foreign-owned consortium, which operates more than 470 retail outlets throughout the province, says Dougall will be responsible for mediating operational disputes between the Beer Store, its customers and brewers. He has been appointed to a three-year term, beginning Jan. 2, and will report annually to the Beer Store’s independent directors.
  • US applications to Canadian colleges surge after election

    01/01/2017 11:49:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 12/31/16 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Canadian colleges are seeing an uptick in applications and web traffic from the U.S. since President-elect Donald Trump's win. U.S. applications to the University of Toronto are up 70 percent from this point last year, while McMaster University’s American applications are up 34 percent, according to the Associated Press. ADVERTISEMENT "I think everybody in international education is a little uneasy, in part because some of the rhetoric in the campaign frightened people overseas," Stephen Dunnett, University of Buffalo’s vice provost for international education, told the AP. "It's going to be perhaps a little bit rocky for a couple of years."
  • Pilot charged with being impaired was 3 times the legal limit, say Calgary police

    12/31/2016 4:08:15 PM PST · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 31, 2016 | Drew Anderson, David Bell
    Calgary police have charged a pilot after he allegedly passed out from intoxication in the cockpit of a plane with 99 passengers and six crew members. According to police, the pilot boarded a Sunwing Airlines 737-800 series aircraft in Calgary shortly before 7 a.m. on Dec. 31. Crews at the gate and on the plane noticed the pilot was "behaving oddly, before he became unconscious in the cockpit," Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey told reporters at a news conference. The pilot — a 37-year-old foreign national from Slovakia in Canada on a work visa — was taken into custody. High blood...
  • If Trudeau wants UN Security Council seat, he’ll have to answer questions about Israel

    12/31/2016 8:49:27 AM PST · by jerod · 6 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 30, 2016 9:15 PM ET | Rex Murphy
    The first (foreign policy) question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be asked in this New Year is whether he approves of the Obama administration organized, New Zealand-Venezuela mediated, UN resolution against Israel? Does he approve of the UN Security Council’s vote of censure against Israel? That’s a question on the substance of the resolution. There is also one on how the resolution came to pass. He should be asked whether he agrees with the Obama administration’s cute game of “abstaining” on that resolution. The abstention was the key to having it pass. In the past the U.S. has been a...
  • Canada’s Trump? Right wing politician storms polls as dissatisfaction spreads in Canada

    12/30/2016 5:34:47 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 12/29/2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    Pediatric surgeon and former cabinet minister Kellie Leitch is gaining support from across her Nation placing her as a surprise frontrunner to lead the opposition Conservative Party. Ms Leitch, like the US president-elect, is railing against immigration and political elites and pushing a hard-right "Canadian values" platform. The 46-year-old has answered rising discontent in Canada over the sluggish economy and the acceptance of 37,000 Syrian refugees. Fresh polls show Leitch is ahead of about a dozen candidates in the Conservative leadership election scheduled to be held on May 27, 2017.
  • Montreal Bans New Restaurants to Protect Incumbents [existing restaurants]

    12/29/2016 9:27:31 AM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | 24 December 2016 | Baylen Linnekin
    'Montreal has one of the highest restaurant per-capita ratios in North America and the amount of places to eat is worrying local politicians.' ___ lawmakers in Montreal have moved to crack down on new restaurants, in an odious attempt to protect existing ones. "Montreal has one of the highest restaurant per-capita ratios in North America and the amount of places to eat is worrying local politicians," reads a Canadian Press piece from earlier this week. If that sounds awful and weird, that's because it is. Studies of the best places to eat often conclude that the more restaurants a city...
  • Alberta man punches cougar in head to save pet dog during attack near Tim Hortons

    12/28/2016 4:50:03 PM PST · by Loyalist · 41 replies
    City News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Canadian Press
    An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb says he stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. Gibb says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist. The cougar jumped off and Gibb took the dog to a veterinarian, who...
  • Quebec City guide to help integrate newcomers derided as insulting, infantilizing

    12/26/2016 2:22:26 PM PST · by Loyalist · 34 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 26, 2016 | Jacques Boissonot
    Immigrants who settle in Quebec City are being offered a new guide to explain local customs, and the authors spare no detail in telling the newcomers how to fit in – for example, refrain from committing incest, wash with soap and use underarm deodorant to "control perspiration and bad odours." The guide from city hall was made public last week and has already been condemned as insulting and paternalistic. ..... Quebec City is one of 13 municipalities across Quebec designated by the province to settle refugees from Syria. While Montreal remains the overwhelming destination of choice for newcomers, more than...
  • Trudeau praises Canada's Muslim community

    12/26/2016 8:33:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    INN ^ | 26/12/16 05:09 | Dalit Halevi
    In his traditional greeting to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention taking place in Toronto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended the Muslim community for its contributions to Canada and reiterated his commitment to combat Islamophobia and politics of hate and division. “Canada is stronger because of the contributions of its Muslim community. We are stronger because of you. And that’s why every day we just chose hope over fear and stand up to the politics of hate and division,” said Trudeau. “That is why our government supports initiatives that encourage inclusion and equality, combats Islamophobia and strengthens the protection...
  • Obama Blocks Offshore Driling In Arctic, Atlantic Oceans (Backstabber in Chief)

    12/21/2016 1:48:43 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies ^ | December 20, 2016 | ZeroHedge
    In a move that will likely be overturned promptly by the administration of Donald Trump, president Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans. The president had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea and most...
  • Trudeau calls Trans Mountain 'major win' for workers.Joins Obama to kill future oil industry jobs.

    12/21/2016 8:50:03 AM PST · by jerod · 7 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | CBC online
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Calgary is "top of mind" in Ottawa as his government moves to grow the economy — while protecting the environment — by allowing two major pipeline projects to go ahead. ​Last month, Trudeau's cabinet gave the green light to both the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Enbridge's Line 3 project, while rejecting the controversial Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway project. He told a business audience at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce year-end breakfast Wednesday morning that the two projects will create upward of 22,000 jobs.
  • (2015) U.S. government botched chance to rescue Canadian hostages in Pakistan, American soldier says

    12/21/2016 5:15:32 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | June 12, 2015 | David Pugliese
    A U.S. special forces officer says his attempts to put a rescue plan together for two Canadian hostages being held in Pakistan were scuttled by U.S. government infighting and a lack of policy on how to deal with hostage situations. Green Beret Lt.-Col. Jason Amerine had originally been assigned by the U.S. Army in 2013 to look into ways to obtain the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by insurgents in 2009 in Afghanistan.
  • Police shoot man threatening passengers at SkyTrain station (Vancouver, B.C.)

    12/19/2016 9:05:28 PM PST · by SSS Two · 11 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 19 December 2016 | John Colebourn
    The Independent Investigations Office has been called in after Vancouver police shot a man wielding a machete at the 29 Ave. SkyTrain Station early Monday. The Vancouver Police Department confirmed that officers responded along with transit police to a call of a man threatening passengers at 8:30 a.m. They initially tried to subdue the man, but he refused to drop the weapon. The man was shot during the incident and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. SkyTrain service was significantly disrupted for the morning commute and members of the Independent Investigations Office had the crime scene taped off for...
  • Judge rules dogs should not be treated like kids

    12/19/2016 11:03:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 18, 2016 | Geoff Leo
    Dog custody dispute dismissed as ‘wasteful,’ ‘demeaning’ use of court timeIn a ruling that references butter knives, euthanasia and cats named Slimey and Oinky, a Saskatoon judge made an impassioned defence of the notion that, when it comes to the law, dogs should not be treated as though they were children. The Court of Queen's Bench judge made his case in a written decision about a dispute between a divorcing Saskatoon couple who disagreed about where their dogs Kenya and Willow (sometimes "Willy") should live. "Dogs are wonderful creatures," wrote Justice Richard Danyliuk in the first sentence of his 15-page...
  • Norway's Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada

    12/15/2016 9:53:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 15 December 2016 11:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists. The group said it had reached an agreement to sell its 100-percent stake in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands projects in the province of Alberta, to the Athabasca Oil Corporation of Canada for CAD$832 million (5.4 billion kroner, $626 million, €597 million). Following the divestment, Statoil will not operate any oil sands projects, a business area the deepwater oil specialist had moved into to great dismay of analysts. Statoil will take a loss...
  • Federal cabinet secretly approved Cold War wiretaps on anyone deemed 'subversive,' historian finds

    12/15/2016 9:03:36 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM ET | By Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan
    'I was stunned': Historian documents RCMP wiretapping program OK'd in 1951 and still not acknowledged A Canadian historian has found top secret documents from the dawn of the Cold War that show the federal government secretly approved an RCMP surveillance program to wiretap suspected spies, communist sympathizers and others deemed "disloyal" or "subversive." Dennis Molinaro of Trent University says he was stunned to discover documents that show the cabinet of Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent passed a "secret order" in 1951 to authorize the RCMP surveillance, code-named Picnic. But the actual cabinet edict, which formed the cornerstone of decades of future...
  • Justin Trudeau: 'Globalisation isn't working for ordinary people'

    12/15/2016 8:44:39 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 12/15/2016 | Ashifa Kassam and Laurence Mathieu-Léger
    Canada’s prime minister tells the Guardian why, in a world where populism, divisiveness and fear are on the rise, he’s taking the opposite approach
  • To MB: Quit Shouting Islamophobia & Quit Attacking Muslim Families

    12/15/2016 5:01:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 15/12/16 | Saied Shoaaib
    Islamist front groups in Canada and the West have dragged the media and the political "elites" into their extremist messaging. Rather than learning about why extremism and terrorism come out of their religion, Islamists instead concentrate on preventing the victims of their violence from speaking out. They do this by shouting "Islamophobia" at every opportunity, and do so most loudly at modernist or secular Muslims. The Parliament of Canada, for example, passed an "anti-Islamophobia" motion on October 26, 2016. Samer Majzoub, the president of the Canadian Muslim Forum, was the person behind the Parliamentary petition against "Islamophobia"; it generated some...
  • Canada Establishes First-Ever National Carbon Price

    12/14/2016 1:13:53 PM PST · by JOAT · 56 replies
    The Post ^ | 12/13/2016 | Alice Greene
    After long hours of heated discussion, the Canadian government has established the world’s first nationwide carbon price. Only two of Canada’s ten provinces refused to sign the law, arguing that carbon pricing would lead to reduced competition between firms. During Friday’s meeting, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented his carbon-pricing plan to provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, and US Vice President Joe Biden. Trudeau’s decision to price carbon was likely influenced by the fear that Donald Trump’s election will lead to increased carbon emissions by the US. “I understand that many of you are concerned about what the new administration will...
  • Meltdown: Justin Trudeau Defends Presence at Elite Fundraisers as Approval Plummets

    12/14/2016 11:41:04 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 14, 2016 | Frances Martel
    Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the nation’s House of Commons Tuesday that he has attended lavish fundraisers for his family’s foundation to “create economic growth for the middle class.” His defense of his participation in fundraisers thrown by the Pierre Trudeau Foundation – which he renounced his official position in upon becoming the leader of the Liberal Party – follows an admission that he allowed attendees to lobby him at these fundraisers, a clear violation of Liberal Party bylaws. The metastasizing cash-for-access scandal follows a calamitous month for Canada’s Liberals in which, partly triggered by Trudeau’s effusive praise...
  • ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson

    12/12/2016 9:33:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 01 December 2016 | Jason Tucker and Jason VandenBeukel
    There have been lots of cases where free speech has come under attack, why did you choose this particular issue? This is very compelled speech. The Supreme Court in the United States has held that compelled speech is unacceptable for two reasons. One is to protect the rights of the speaker, the other is to protect the rights of the listener. The listener has the right to be informed and instructed without being unduly influenced by hidden sources. If your speech is compelled, it isn’t YOU who is talking, it’s some other entity that’s compelling your speech. So I actually...
  • Justin Trudeau holds year-end news conference

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding a year-end news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. He is expected to take questions on health care funding, the national carbon pricing plan and so-called cash-for-access fundraising by the Liberal Party. is carrying it live. The Conservatives and NDP have asked federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to investigate several Liberal fundraising events, asking her to determine whether the $1,500-a-ticket events violate the conflict-of-interest or lobbying rules. But Trudeau has insisted his government has followed fundraising rules that are among the strictest in the country and the world.
  • Canadian Law Erasing Moms And Dads From State Documents Reduces Children To Chattel

    12/12/2016 12:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2016 | Stella Morabito
    Nobody has a mother or a father, according to a certain Bill 28 recently passed in the legislature of Ontario, Canada. Got that? The law’s official title is: “An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics Act and various other Acts respecting parentage and related registrations.” Basically, the law scrubs the words “mother” and “father” from documents, and replaces them with the neutered term “parent.” The law also raises the number of legal parents to as many as four per child. In other words, the government of Ontario will cease to legally recognize the natural origins...
  • Trudeau: Muslims should also join opposition parties

    12/11/2016 9:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 12/12/16 04:12 | Dalit Halevi
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to continue to welcome Syrian refugees and to strengthen the Muslim community’s involvement in politics. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which aired last week, Trudeau said that “Canada is benefiting from welcoming in people who are so deeply committed to living up to the opportunity given to them.” […] Trudeau, who heads the Liberal party, also encouraged Muslims in Canada to join the Conservative party and other parties in Canada “to make sure that no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group of Canadians and demonize...
  • Joe Biden: World needs Canada 'very badly'

    12/11/2016 12:15:22 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | December 9, 2016
    US Vice-President Joe Biden told an audience in Ottawa that the world needs "genuine leaders" such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ... "The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you, Mr Prime Minister", he told the Canadian leader. Mr Biden has been highly critical of US President-elect Donald Trump.. "Vive le Canada because we need you very, very badly," he told the dinner guests.
  • Fran Lebowitz On Donald Trump, Protests and Moving to Canada

    12/08/2016 3:09:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | December 8, 2016 | Abby Schreiber
    Truthfully, I know this is not the party line -- certainly not the line coming from Obama, because it's his job to act calm -- but I'm not a politician, and to me, what this feels like is if the South had won the Civil War. It took them 150 years, but they finally won. That's what this is. I don't care what people say. Yes, they lost their jobs and it's horrible. I wasn't alone in feeling this, but I would say [on the left] I was unusually sympathetic to these people. I was against NAFTA. They have absolutely...
  • Pro-life Teacher Fired for Opposing Abortion – It Only Took One Student Complaint

    12/10/2016 9:04:37 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steve Weatherbe
    BRITISH COLUMBIA, December 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A teacher was fired by an upscale private high school a week ago after a female student complained that he had expressed his opposition to abortion in a law class. The story of the anonymous teacher’s last days at a “posh” private school was recounted by National Post columnist Christie Blatchford on Wednesday. The report prompted John Hof of United for Life BC to comment, “It’s an atrocity. It’s way above and beyond common sense. They’ve taken away this guy’s freedoms. It’s a case of the PC agenda taken to its extreme.”...
  • Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

    12/09/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2016 | kbd/bw (AP, Reuters)
    The Canadian government approved a national carbon price on Friday after a heated discussion. In a meeting attended by provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, as well as United States Vice President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed the carbon-pricing plan he had been working on for months. […] The plan calls for the cost of producing a ton of carbon pollution to rise 10 Canadian dollars ($7.60, €7.19) per year starting in 2018 until it reaches 50 Canadian dollars in 2022. In a compromise, the price would pause for British Columbia at 30 Canadian dollars in 2020. Out of...
  • Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual' (More FAKE news)

    12/09/2016 7:13:56 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Dec 09, 2016 5:00 AM ET | By Matt Kwong
    Ex-officers may actually restrain a hawkish leader, experts say, but management styles could be complicated Hup, two, three … heck, maybe even four. The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump's administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government. The U.S. president-elect has tapped a trio of retired generals — marine John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security, marine James Mattis for defence, and soldier Michael Flynn for national security adviser — to fill cabinet-level positions. More could be on the way. Retired army general...
  • Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau (Insults president-elect in a foreign capitol)

    12/08/2016 10:32:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | December 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as genuine leaders during a time when they are in short supply at a state dinner in his honor in Canada on Thursday night. Biden said he’s never seen Europeans engaged in as much self-doubt as they are now and said there are more challenges to the liberal international order in any time since the end of World War II. “The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you Mr. Prime Minister,” Biden told a...
  • The weather outside is frightful thanks to climate change and the polar vortex (It's global warming)

    12/07/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by jerod · 46 replies
    CBC News ^ | Dec 07, 2016 5:00 PM ET | By Sheena Goodyear
    Cold Arctic air hitches a ride on a 'roller-coaster' jet stream to bring us a more blustering winter than 2014 With cold, blustering snowstorms battering the West Coast and the Prairies, you might be tempted to say "What global warming?" But climate change may, in fact, be to blame for this oh-so-Canadian winter. "Doesn't global warming mean that we're going to get warmer, shorter winters? Well, in some areas, yes, but it actually could mean we could see colder episodes," Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told CBC News.
  • Driver's licensing a frustration for some Syrian refugees

    12/07/2016 6:32:55 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/7 | Rafferty Baker
    Jawdat Belal palms the steering wheel of a driving school's hybrid car with one hand, turning the vehicle down a residential street in Esquimalt, B.C. Instructor Steve Wallace sits next to him, offering constant directions and corrections. "You've gotta start doing hand-over-hand; you've gotta get rid of [that habit], OK? Right turn here. Signal right," he says. "You can't be doing that ... they'll flunk you," says Wallace with a laugh. "That's your father. Your father's letting you get away with that."
  • Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada

    12/06/2016 5:08:11 PM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Canadian politicians have expressed outrage after protesters at a political rally chanted "lock her up" about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Protesters erupted into jeers at a rally against a carbon tax, hosted by the right-wing Rebel media group. "Lock her up" was frequently chanted by Donald Trump supporters in reference to Hillary Clinton during the US election. Mrs Clinton was under FBI investigation over her emails but Ms Notley has not faced any criminal probe. But the New Democratic Party leader has been subject to threats of violence since her election in 2015. The crowds began shouting the phrase outside...
  • Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't (Out of touch urban elitist in Canada alert)

    12/06/2016 9:41:06 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 53 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Madeline Ashby
    Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't The urban-rural divide is swiftly becoming one of the most pressing issues of economic policy in this century. From Europe to England to the United States and yes, here in Canada, the sweeping changes to physical landscapes have translated to sweeping changes in political landscapes. As David Reevely pointed out last week, Ontario’s urban centres have seen economic growth and recovery that the stretches of rural land separating those centres simply haven’t. There are multiple reasons for this, one being that Ontario’s municipalities have been practising a policy of intensification for...
  • ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson (long but worth it)

    12/06/2016 3:24:55 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 44 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 12/1/16 | Jason Tucker and Jason VandenBeukel
    (Snip) Jung’s propositions was that whatever a person values most highly is their god. If people think they are atheistic, it means is they are unconscious of their gods. In a sophisticated religious system, there is a positive and negative polarity. Ideologies simplify that polarity and, in doing so, demonize and oversimplify. I got interested in ideology, in a large part, because I got interested in what happened in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Cultural Revolution in China, and equivalent occurrences in other places in the world. Mostly I concentrated on Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. I was...
  • Trudeau’s Mexican visa change puts international interests first

    12/05/2016 12:59:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies ^ | December 02, 2016 | Candice Malcolm
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally followed through on a major election campaign pledge – a promise he made not to Canadians, but to Mexicans. As of this week, Mexican travelers are now permitted to enter Canada without a visa. The decision to lift the visa requirement for Mexicans will surely win Trudeau favours with his buddy Enrique Peńa Nieto, Mexico’s President. But what will it mean for Canadians?
  • Aleppo Siege: Syria Rebels Lose 60% of Territory [Obama's Failed Red Line Legacy]

    12/03/2016 10:23:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 3, 2016
    Aleppo Siege: Syria Rebels Lose 60% of Territory Close to two-thirds of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo have now fallen to the Syrian government after another district was seized. A UK-based monitor said the Tariq al-Bab district fell on Friday, opening up a link between government-held areas and Aleppo's airport. Swathes of east Aleppo held by rebels have been seized by government troops and militiamen in the past three weeks. Some 250,000 people remain trapped in besieged areas of the city. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The United Nations this week said conditions in east Aleppo were...
  • Grow some spine, Liberals. Democracy needs champions, not apologists

    12/01/2016 11:27:40 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies
    National Post (Toronto Canada) ^ | 2016-12-01 | Terry Glavin
    It has been so delightfully amusing, taking in all the mockery and wickedness that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought upon himself by having keened so plaintively last weekend upon hearing the news of the death of that gruesome old Cuban caudillo Fidel Castro. We’ve all had a good laugh. We should also strive to be fair. First, as wildly ill-advised as they were, nothing in Trudeau’s dolorous condolences would have been out of place had they been uttered at any gathering of fashionable society in Canada. Secondly, the Castros and the Trudeaus have been chummy for decades, so the dabbing...
  • An Alberta pit stop on Trump’s bizarro road to the White House Kellyanne Conway’s trip to..

    11/30/2016 10:10:50 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    macleans ^ | 11.29 | Jason Markusoff
    Early on Tuesday afternoon, the Prime Minister’s Office announced in a news release that U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden will visit Ottawa during Justin Trudeau’s meeting with the premiers—and the Canadians will throw a dinner in the veep’s honour. This was a quaint reminder of how foreign dignitary visits traditionally get announced and arranged. It came a few hours after a reminder of how deals and diplomacy will get done in Trumpworld—with all the pomp and circumstance of a couple of phone calls and back-slaps.
  • Justin Trudeau: Baby-Faced Commie Apologist Unmasked

    11/30/2016 4:05:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Wasn't one vapid pretty boy named Justin from Canada enough? At least Justin Bieber is eye candy without the heartburn. Justin Trudeau, on the other hand, is the twinkly-eyed boy toy who makes informed adults wanna hurl. For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster" and "dreamy sex symbol" with great hair and a tribal Haida tattoo. He basked in Ryan Gosling-esque memes about his commitment to feminism and touched off "Trudeau-mania" with a series of shirtless selfies and photobombs. But this weekend, the sane world saw the baby-faced...
  • VIDEO: AU students prefer Castro over Trump

    11/29/2016 9:16:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Amber Athey, Investigative Reporter
    Fidel Castro’s recent death evoked conflicting assessments of his legacy from world leaders, but college students are no more prepared than prime ministers to justify their support for the Cuban dictator. President-Elect Donald Trump, for example, referred to Castro as a “brutal dictator,” whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a “remarkable leader.” In order to gauge millennial feelings on the passing of the authoritarian Cuban leader, Campus Reform asked students at American University which political figure they viewed more favorably: Castro or Trump. While several students identified the repressive elements of Castro’s regime, such as jailing and murdering...