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  • Calgary Muslim men say CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Service) wrongfully targeted them

    11/22/2017 3:43:46 AM PST · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Nazim Baksh, Devin Heroux
    Two Muslim men from Calgary say they were willing to assist Canada's security agents with terror-related inquiries until CSIS started hounding them and shared their personal information with foreign states. Speaking exclusively to CBC News, Yacine Meziane and Abderrahmane Ghanem say CSIS and the RCMP wrongfully lumped them in with a cluster of Calgary jihadis who left to fight with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They say were subjected to surveillance that quickly turned into harassment and eventually escalated into a full-scale disruption of their lives at home and abroad. "My life was ripped apart," Meziane said. Neither CSIS nor...
  • Justin Trudeau Confirms 60 ISIS Fighters welcomed back into Canada....

    11/21/2017 4:52:23 PM PST · by caww · 107 replies
    Meme Alert News ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Meme Alert
    After numerous queries to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and his Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, he has finally come out and confirmed that there are at LEAST (Possibly more) than 60 former ISIS fighters who have been invited back into Canada and are under surveillance. These are FOREIGN COMBATANTS. they should not be UNDER WATCH, they should be UNDER ARREST.
  • Liberal government backs bill that demands full implementation of UN Indigenous rights declaration

    11/21/2017 12:28:26 PM PST · by jerod · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | John Paul Tasker
    Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government will back a bill that calls for full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a move that could have wide-ranging consequences in Canadian law. Speaking in Gatineau, Que., late Monday at an event commemorating UNDRIP, the Vancouver-area minister said the Liberals are now prepared to support an NDP private member's bill that would force the government's hand to implement all provisions of the declaration — something the government has been loath to do in the past. "With the direction and leadership of Prime Minister Justin...
  • Ezra Levant: Stop this university witch-hunt!

    11/21/2017 9:54:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 11-20-2017 | Ezra Levant/Rebel Media
    Grad student Lindsay Shepherd of Wilfred Laurier U. was dragged before a kangaroo court for showing a Dr. Jordan Peterson video in class. Demand that Laurier dismiss the Orwellian complaint against her, apologize, and reaffirm its commitment to academic freedom. SIGN the petition:
  • Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say

    11/20/2017 11:44:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 20, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought. And if it all sounds interesting but a little far removed from southern concerns, David Barber has news for you. "There are very clear linkages there and they've been occurring consistently for the last 10, 15 years," said Barber, one of Canada's top ice scientists and a prominent contributor to the report. "Most people don't understand how bad it is." Climate change in the Arctic is well underway and can't be stopped. But the...
  • While Western nations mark their ISIS fighters for death, Canada offers 'reintegration support'

    11/17/2017 5:56:45 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 17, 2017 5:00 AM ET | By Evan Dyer
    Only way to deal with homegrown jihadis 'will be, in almost every case, to kill them': U.K. minister Even the interviewer seemed surprised at the answer Rory Stewart, the U.K. minister of international development, gave about how Britain should deal with citizens who chose to join Islamic State. "I'm afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them," Stewart told BBC Radio's John Pienaar last month. Stewart, a former diplomat, continued: "These are people...
  • PC Gone Crazy: Newspaper Reports on Adult Infant vs Women's Rights

    11/15/2017 9:09:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if a newspaper reporter from fifty years ago were granted a wish to see just one news story from our era. The reporter might get a bit depressed if the article he saw was about how the internet caused the steep decline in newspaper circulations. However, imagine if instead he saw this report from the Globe and Mail of Canada about the rights of an adult infant vs women's rights in a university. The reporter of fifty years ago would find it almost impossible to comprehend just how crazy our current times have become. He would have read things that...
  • 'Technical issue' at Irving Oil refinery blankets Saint John neighborhoods in dust

    11/15/2017 8:28:30 AM PST · by jerod · 4 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 15, 2017 11:21 AM | By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon
    Irving Oil Ltd. has distributed apology letters and gift cards to some east Saint John residents after a "technical issue" at the refinery on Sunday left their neighbourhoods blanketed in white dust. "We experienced a technical issue during the start-up of our fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) from the maintenance turnaround," the letter Red Head residents received in their mailboxes reads. "As a result, we had an impact to some areas in the neighbouring communities with the distribution of fine particulate. We sincerely apologize." The letter, dated Nov. 14, does not indicate how much material was released or how far...
  • Philippines Pres. Duterte felt insulted by Trudeau bringing up extrajudicial killings

    11/14/2017 10:30:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Interakasyon ^ | 11/14/2017 | By Camille A. Aguinaldo
    President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed late Tuesday night that he did not bother to dignify Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mention of extra judicial killings irritants and related human rights issues at the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. President Duterte described the brief exchange with Trudeau as “a personal and official insult” to him. “I said that I will not explain. It angers me when you are a foreigner and you do not know exactly what is happening in this country,” the president explained during a press briefing after the ASEAN Summit ended. “You don’t...
  • More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue 'warning to humanity'

    11/13/2017 12:28:22 PM PST · by jerod · 27 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Nov 13, 2017 10:00 AM ET | By Nicole Mortillaro
    More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. This new cautioning — which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity — garnered more than 15,000 signatures. William Ripple of Oregon State University's College of Forestry, who started the campaign, said that he came across the 1992 warning last February, and noticed that this year happened to mark the 25th anniversary. Together with his graduate student, Christopher Wolf, he...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • World's lonely hearts disappointed to discover 'Women in Canada' is a government department

    11/12/2017 4:44:05 AM PST · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Marie-Danielle Smith
    OTTAWA — Some Facebook users have been mistaking Canada’s Status of Women ministry for a dating service offering Canadian wives, according to the government. Comments to the agency’s posts that propose marriage are regularly deleted by staff. Spokeswomen Léonie Roux told the Post generic examples of such responses include, but are not limited to, “Looking for wife in Canada” and “I want a wife, I want to give you a call.” Part of the trouble is the account username, “Women in Canada.” While this accurately reflects the agency’s area of focus, Roux said, it causes some users to make false...
  • 'The Canadians screwed everybody': Trans-Pacific Partnership talks collapse as Canada fails to show

    11/10/2017 4:31:54 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    Talks to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact have effectively collapsed after Canada pulled out. +++ According to a Reuters report, Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said “a misunderstanding about the schedule” was to blame for the absence of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. ABC reported that one official familiar with the situation said: “The Canadians screwed everybody”, and that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had walked into the meeting after a delay to announce that the planned signing of the deal would not proceed
  • Naked suspects in Alberta kidnapping that ended in car crash sipped trippy tea, relative says

    11/09/2017 8:53:50 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    He told The Canadian Press that his two daughters, who are 13 and 15, and his ex-wife were having breakfast with two friends — a man and his wife. The man had recently travelled overseas and brought back some tea from India. The relative did not know the name of the tea. That kicked off the “whole crazy spell,” he said. Mounties have said a man, woman and baby were forced against their will from a home in Leduc County into a BMW. Inside the car were five naked people. While the car was being driven, the abducted man, who...
  • An alternative history of the year since Election Day 2016 (Hillary wins - Democrat fantasy)

    11/09/2017 7:14:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Rachel Sklar
    The year since the 2016 election has been dizzying. But would it have been just as dizzying if Hillary Clinton had won? A year into the scariest experiment the American Experiment has ever experimented with, here’s a glimpse at the alternate timeline that we just barely missed out on. Nov. 8, 2016: Madam President! The first female president of the United States, Hillary Clinton, wins the popular vote by 3 million votes and ekes out a narrow electoral college victory by winning Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, just like the polls all said! On Etsy, a million “Madam President” onesies go...
  • Citizens Climate Lobby conference seeks to control global warming

    11/09/2017 9:47:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Clearwater Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | By Times Staff
    Two Clearwater residents, Keith McNeill and Jean Nelson, recently attended Citizens Climate Lobby-Canada’s annual conference and lobbying days, which were held Oct. 21-24 in Ottawa. “It was four days full of firsts and mosts,” said Cathy Orlando, the national director of CCL Canada. “We had the most number of face-to-face meetings: 44 in one lobbying blitz.” There were 49 lobbying meetings in all. Fifty-one CCL volunteers lobbied in those meetings, and in total, 65 people attended the conference. Armed with two days of training and networking, 240 signatures from businesses and NGOs on their open letter and 652 print media...
  • The Great Northeast Blackout (November 9, 1965)

    11/09/2017 9:08:36 AM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    At dusk, the biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern Canada are plunged into darkness. The Great Northeast Blackout began at the height of rush hour, delaying millions of commuters, trapping 800,000 people in New York’s subways, and stranding thousands more in office buildings, elevators, and trains. Ten thousand National Guardsmen and 5,000 off-duty policemen were called into service to prevent looting. The blackout was caused by the tripping of a 230-kilovolt transmission line near Ontario, Canada, at 5:16 p.m., which caused several other heavily...
  • Federal government blocking social media users, quietly deleting posts (Socialist Canada)

    11/09/2017 5:39:26 AM PST · by jerod · 12 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 09, 2017 5:00 AM ET | By Elizabeth Thompson
    Porn, spam and hate among the top reasons cited for blocking Facebook and Twitter users Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly 20,000 of the blocked accounts, CBC News has learned. Moreover, nearly 1,500 posts — a combination of official messages and comments from readers — have been deleted from various government social media accounts since January 2016. However, there could be even more blocked accounts and deleted posts. In answer to questions tabled by Opposition MPs in the House of Commons, several departments said they don't keep...
  • Valérie Plante elected Montreal's first woman mayor ("leftist rookie politician")

    11/06/2017 5:19:15 AM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/6/2017 | Staff
    The city of Montreal has elected its first woman mayor, voting in leftist rookie politician Valérie Plante to lead the growing Canadian metropolis. Plante will also be the only woman at the head of a major North American metropolis. "Tonight we have written a new page in Montreal's history books," the jubilant 43-year-old told cheering supporters. "Montreal finally has its first mayoress." She upset her main opponent Denis Coderre by outperforming the incumbent by six points in Sunday's election, taking more than 51 percent of the vote. In his concession speech, Coderre, a veteran former Liberal parliament member and cabinet...
  • Who Should Control a Lawyer’s Courtroom Behaviour?

    11/05/2017 7:57:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sun., Nov. 5, 2017 | Arthur Cockfielld
    The Supreme Court decision on defence lawyer Joe Groia's behaviour will have a significant impact on lawyers and judicial independenceOn Monday, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case that will determine who gets to regulate a lawyer’s courtroom behaviour, which has important implications for our justice system. At the centre of the storm is a Toronto litigator named Joe Groia, who has been convicted of being “rude” — that is, in engaging in uncivil courtroom conduct — by the Law Society, the body that regulates Ontario lawyers. As a result of his conviction, Joe has been sentenced to...