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  • Canada man's last name ruled too 'misogynistic' for license plate by DOT

    03/29/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Torres
    NOVA SCOTIA, Canada -- What would you think if you saw the words "Grab Her" on a license plate? Someone who saw that in Canada complained to the country's department of transportation, but it turns out that the plate is not an insult. The plate spells out a driver's last name, but that did not stop Transport Canada from canceling the plate.
  • Students Confess Their Sins At 'Masculinity Confession Booth'

    03/29/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A university will be hosting a "Masculinity Confession Booth" along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat "hypermasculinity." "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!" explains the University of Regina event description. "Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!" [Snip] The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday - days on which students can also attend a "Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop." Yet another event...
  • Trudeau airport secure despite concerns about radicalized workers, officials say

    03/29/2017 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 2 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 29, 2017 | Kamila Hikson
    The comments come following a TVA investigation that revealed four airport employees had their security clearance revoked as a precautionary measure due to concerns they were becoming radicalized. According to the report, at least one had access to runways and had been the subject of a police investigation. One suggested committing an attack similar to the one in Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, while another shared ISIS propaganda on his Facebook page. Two of the four employees still work at the airport, according to TVA. Pharand confirmed the people referenced in the report had their security badges withdrawn...
  • Trudeau airport secure despite concerns about radicalized workers, officials say

    03/29/2017 9:05:28 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Mar 29, 2017 11:00 am. | By Kamila Hinkson,
    Airport confirms 4 employees had security clearance revoked, banned from restricted area Officials are trying to reassure the public that Montreal's Trudeau airport is secure and there are strict screening procedures in place to vet employees following a report about potentially radicalized workers. "We do conduct, on a continuous basis, threat analysis, risk analysis, vulnerability analysis, just to make sure we can face any kind of threat," said Pierre-Paul Pharand, vice-president of airport operations at the airport. The comments come following a TVA investigation that revealed four airport employees had their security clearance revoked as a precautionary measure due to...
  • This Is Russia's Warship Built Specifically For Arctic Fighting

    03/27/2017 6:48:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 27, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Much has been made about America's so-called "icebreaker gap"—Russia has roughly 40 with many more in production while the US has one that is operational—and we have talked extensively about how the frigid arctic is likely to be a contested territory and battlefield of the future. But Russia isn't just building more icebreakers or ice-capable logistics ships—they are also building fighting ships that can go independently where few other surface combatant can, and carry much heavier firepower while doing so. Russia has ordered two of the 6,800 ton displacement, 374 foot-long Project 23550 Ice class patrol ships, which are more...
  • Canada may yet have peacekeeping boots on the ground in 2017

    03/26/2017 8:03:57 AM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | By Murray Brewster
    PM (Selfie) says Canada has a 'difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers' and deployment option will be thoughtful The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping operations — something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed on Saturday. He insisted Canada might still have boots on the ground in 2017, which would head off a major embarrassment given that Canada is hosting a major gathering of peacekeeping nations later this year. Both he and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also left the distinct impression, during the weekend Liberal caucus meeting on...
  • If You Think Canada Is a Welcoming Nation, Talk to a Displaced Mexican

    03/25/2017 5:51:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Globa and Mail ^ | Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017
    Denise Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. She is a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de MéxicoToday, Canada is standing tall. Its citizens are patting themselves on the back, proud to hail from one of the bastions of liberalism, of tolerance, of acceptance, of compassion. While the United States is closing doors, Canada is opening them. While U.S. President Donald Trump is slouching toward authoritarianism, Canada is safeguarding democracy. Canadians have much to be proud of and much to teach the world about compassion. Except for that one troubling spot of not-so-benign neglect that is Canada’s...
  • Canada Passes 'Blasphemy' Bill To Silence Critics Of Islam

    03/24/2017 7:18:03 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-24-2017 | Tylr Durden
    Despite polls showing that 71% of Canadians would not have voted for the measure, Canada's Parliament, with the strong backing of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, passed a motion this week 201 to 91 that critics say singles out Islam for special protection. Tabled by Muslim liberal MP Iqra Khalid, M-103 urges the federal government to “condemn Islamophobia” and to “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia.” The term “Islamophobia” is nowhere defined in the motion. A petition on CitizenGo asking MPs to stop the “restrictive ‘anti-blasphemy’” motion has been signed by 79,500...
  • Canadian Parliament Passes Controversial Islamophobia Motion

    03/24/2017 9:20:32 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2017 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The Canadian House of Commons has passed motion M103 which singles out the criticism of Islam as a form of “Islamophobia”. Critics condemn it as an attack on free speech. Motion M103 was tabled by Iqra Khalid, a Muslim member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party. It states the government must “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”, was taken to vote on Thursday evening where a total of 201 MPs voted for it and only 91 voted against, Canadian broadcaster Global News reports. The text of the motion does not clarify what constitutes “Islamophobia”...
  • N.S. man’s personalized licence plate deemed ‘socially unacceptable’

    03/23/2017 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 27 replies
    CTV Atlantic ^ | March 23, 2017 | CTV Atlantic
    Lorne Grabher is very proud of his unique family name, which comes from German origins. It's displayed on the front of his house, as well as on his personalized licence plate. "Well, I am the only one in Eastern Canada," says Lorne Grabher. "I originally had it done for my father back in 1991 for his birthday. It was to have our name be put on something and be proud of it." But in December, Grabher received a letter from Nova Scotia’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles, telling him they'd received a complaint and had deemed the licence plate 'socially...
  • Trump administration to approve Keystone pipeline Monday: Report

    03/23/2017 10:03:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Monday will formally approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to media reports, finally ending a years-long series of starts, stops and delays, and kicking off the kind of massive infrastructure project the president promised during his campaign.
  • Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint

    03/23/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 23, 2017 7:03 AM ET | By Brennan Neill, Stephen Smith
    Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online. The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the city's Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Dec. 23, 2016. The video was posted to the mosque's YouTube channel three days later. The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr — he was reportedly an...
  • Is there a ‘Trump Effect’ that Increased Canadian International Student Enrollments?

    03/22/2017 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 22, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Inside Higher Ed reported that Canadian universities and colleges are experiencing a surge and spike in applications to their higher education institutions, with some staffers claiming that it is due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. This "Trump effect" will allow Canadian universities and colleges to make money with more expensive tuition charged to international students, a model that American universities heavily rely on for their budgets. Other staffers say that the rise in international student applications is on par with recent trends. American universities, as the article pointed out, are seeing a decline in their international student applications, while...
  • Backlash: Near majority of Canadians want illegal immigrants fleeing Trump-led U.S. deported

    03/21/2017 7:21:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2017 | AllahPundit
    An important, if unsung, benefit of Trump’s immigration policy: It just might restore the conservatives to power up north.Granted, Canadian conservatives are nothing like American conservatives. Their conservative party is typically led by people who favor big government and universal health care, whereas our conservative party is led by, er…Anyway. Canadians are getting tired of Justin Trudeau’s open-door policy for refugees from the United States: Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as American, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent supported “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada...
  • Mexicans Flood Into Canada As 2017 Border Detentions Surpass All Of 2016

    03/20/2017 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 18 March 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A couple of days ago we noted that Mexican immigrants were suddenly flooding into Canada to avoid deportation from the U.S. The increase in northern border crossings came, at least in part, courtesy of Canada's decision to lift visa requirements for Mexican 'tourists' as of December 1st. Per the new rules, rather than a visa, under Trudeau's administration, Mexicans are now only required to have a so-called Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) which can be purchased online for CAD $7. Unfortunately, while Canada's relaxed travel requirements were applauded as an enlightened, progressive alternative to Trump's xenophobic, racist approach to immigration, under...
  • Churchill's grocery shelves bare as residents face another blizzard (blame climate change)

    03/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PDT · by jerod · 70 replies
    'I've lived here 50 years and no, we've never had anything like this,' deputy mayor says Another winter blizzard is hitting Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." The northern Manitoba town is in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts...
  • Almost Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Refugees Deported: Poll

    03/20/2017 8:57:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 20, 2017 | David Krayden
    Support is growing among Canadians to deport illegal refugees who are entering Canada at unofficial border crossings. Almost half of respondents to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Monday want the illegals out of the country. A similar number are critical of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the crisis. Only 36 percent of those polled want to keep the refugees in Canada.
  • Ontario manufacturers eye greener pastures stateside as hydro rates go through the roof

    03/16/2017 12:00:59 PM PDT · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 15 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Peter Kuitenbrouwer
    Jocelyn Bamford, a white hard hat perched over red hair that curls down around her shoulders, has her hands on her hips. Behind safety glasses, her eyes flash. On the shop floor in the bustling Automatic Coating Inc. plant owned by her family, she has to shout to be heard above the squirt of compressed air nozzles, honks from forklifts, the clang of steel as it’s dipped in baths, and the hum of exhaust fans. Bamford might be shouting regardless of the noise since the hydro bill for her Toronto-based company has her mad as hell. Once boasting one of...
  • In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada

    03/16/2017 9:56:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump's first days in office said they would soon try to head north again - but this time to Canada. In a Reynosa migrant shelter, just yards from the U.S. border, 26-year-old Cenobio Rita said he had earned about $3,000 a month installing playgrounds in Richmond, Virginia, before he was deported on Feb. 15 after police found marijuana in his car. Having left Mexico as a 14-year-old, he fretted about returning to his violent home state of Michoacan. With...
  • Are 75% of the Canadians who favor vetting 'FASCIST' too?

    03/15/2017 4:00:41 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3/15/17 | Nate Madden
    Lost in the shuffle of another exhausting news cycle this week has been a rather interesting headline from our cousins to the north: A vast majority actually want their own form of extreme vetting for immigrants. According to a recent survey conducted by Radio-Canada, per the Montreal Gazette: The findings of the survey, carried by the CROP polling for the French-language service of the CBC, indicate that despite criticism from the media and within political circles, the controversial position taken by Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch that immigrants be tested for an appreciation of “Canadian” values has traction with 74...
  • Mayor Calls Criticism Of Muslim Prayers In School ‘Hate Speech’

    03/13/2017 12:18:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/10/17 | David Krayden
    Brampton, Ontario Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing critics who object to Muslim students having Friday prayer sessions in public schools as purveyors of “misinformation and hateful speech.” Jeffrey was responding to critics in a letter she released Thursday as Toronto-area parents in the Peel District School Board are preparing a full-scale protest on Saturday to demand that public schools not promote one religion over another.
  • Why are so many Hungarians deported? A look at Canada's 'Unwelcome Index'

    03/12/2017 1:11:53 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    The data shows Canada removed Hungarian citizens in disproportionate numbers over the past few years. The story of those thousands of unwelcome people contrasts with international perceptions of Canada's warm embrace of foreigners.
  • Why Canada will come to regret its embrace of refugees

    03/11/2017 9:46:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2017 | By Kyle Smith
    Pretty soon the US might not be the only North American country clamoring for tighter security on its southern border. Because suddenly, in the age of Trump, Canada has an illegal-immigrant problem. No, Barbra Streisand, Keegan-Michael Key and Bryan Cranston have not yet made good on their threats to pack up their stuff and slip into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immigrant-loving Canada if Trump won. But at an almost-unguarded point just off Roxham Road in upstate Champlain, desperate people, many of them Muslims, are sneaking across the border from the US to Canada. Once arrested in Canuckland, they get a...
  • Canada pushes to legalize, expand abortion worldwide

    03/10/2017 7:24:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 03/10/17 09:04 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    While Canada has some of the most libertine abortion laws in the world, with no national restrictions whatsoever on the termination of pregnancies and only limited local statues, the government of Justin Trudeau is looking to advance the cause of abortion even further, funding an effort to battle protections for unborn children abroad. Prime Minister Trudeau announced on Wednesday that his government would spend $650 million to promote birth control access and abortion abroad. Among other things, the plan entails funding for foreign NGOs battling laws restricting abortion in their home countries. …
  • Women Kicked Out of Women’s Shelter to Make Room for a ‘Transgender’ Man

    03/10/2017 4:45:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/17 | Neil Munro
    Two women were kicked out of a homeless shelter to make room for a man because he said he is a transgender woman, according to a Canadian news report. The women objected when they were told they would have to share a bedroom and live in the shelter with the man, and so “both were asked to leave the shelter for good,” said the TV reporter. “I was uncomfortable with my roommate being transgender,” said one of the women, Tracey, in a TV reporter from Canada’s Global News network. “He wants to become a woman, I mean that is his...
  • Shell Sells Almost All Canadian Oil Sands Assets

    03/10/2017 9:11:40 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 09 March 2017 | Irina Slav
    Shell has struck a deal to sell all its oil sands production assets in Canada, except for a 10-percent stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, as part of its $30-billion divestment program aimed at reducing its debt load that it accumulated with the acquisition of BG Group. The total net value of the deal is $7.25 billion, and the buyer is Canadian Natural Resources, which will partner with Shell on another deal: the acquisition of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation, which has a 20-percent stake in the AOSP. The stake will be split equally between the partners, each contributing $1.25...
  • 'No idea what I'm going to do,' says man deported to Netherlands after nearly 6 decades in Canada

    03/08/2017 6:31:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | March 6, 2017
    A 59-year-old B.C. man who had lived in Canada since he was a baby arrived in Amsterdam today after being deported to the Netherlands because of his criminal offences, which he says were due to his mental illness. Len Van Heest was met at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by his cousin Monique Lemstra, according to his brother, Daniel, who lives in North Vancouver. "We have put in place a secure system for Len, where he feels secure and happy and is well cared for via our relatives in the Netherlands," said Daniel Van Heest.  Len Van Heest will temporarily stay with Lemstra and then move in with other...
  • Gold Star father cancels Toronto speech as his travel privileges are under review [Khizr Khan]

    03/07/2017 3:07:06 AM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 06 March 2017 | Alene Tchekmedyian
    Gold Star father Khizr Khan has canceled a scheduled speech in Toronto after being told his “travel privileges are being reviewed,” according to the event organizer. Khan, who has lived in the U.S. since 1980 and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was scheduled to speak Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by the Toronto-based organization Ramsay Talks. The two-hour event was scheduled to include a presentation and question-and-answer session on “what we can do about the appalling turn of events in Washington – so that we don’t all end up sacrificing everything,” according to the organizer. In a statement posted on...
  • 'Swiss cheese border': Canadian border patrol union calls for hundreds more workers [TR]

    03/05/2017 2:56:47 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 13:54 EST, 5 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:01 EST, 5 March 2017 | ANNA HOPKINS
    Full title: "'Swiss cheese border': Canadian border patrol union calls for hundreds more workers as it struggles to cope with wave of immigrants fleeing to the country on foot from Trump's America" The border officer's union in Canada wants to beef up security along the United States border after 382 people made asylum claims at a single entry point in January and a further 200 entered illegally in the last week. Jean-Pierre Fortin, president of the Customs and Immigration Union, said he believes there are more illegal crossings taking place than officials are aware of. One port in Quebec has...
  • Canada minister addresses influx of asylum-seekers from US

    03/04/2017 8:13:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2017 2:13 PM EST
    Canada is enforcing border laws and is willing to put more resources in place to deal with the influx of asylum-seekers from the United States, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Saturday. Goodale visited Emerson, Manitoba, a small border town that has seen some 200 illicit crossings so far this year. “We all need to work together. We have to have good communication with one another. This is a set of issues that span national, provincial and local responsibilities,” Goodale told reporters at a conference Saturday. …
  • Majority of Quebecers opposed to more immigration: poll (55% in Quebec take Trump position)

    03/03/2017 4:17:14 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | March 1, 2017 | Canadian Press
    A majority of Quebecers oppose the idea of welcoming more immigrants to Canada, a new survey suggests. A poll conducted by SOM for Cogeco Nouvelles and published Wednesday suggests that 55 per of respondents think Canada shouldn’t accept more immigrants in the wake of anti-immigration measures announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, while 36 per cent are in favour of welcoming more immigrants and nine per cent are undecided. The survey also found that 75 per cent of the 1,010 respondents polled online are in favour of tightening surveillance on Canada’s borders to prevent the arrival of illegal immigrants. Meanwhile,...
  • A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet

    03/02/2017 5:46:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 27 February 2017 | Arina Tsukanova
    Canada’s fiercely anti-Russian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says her Ukrainian grandfather struggled “to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine,” but she leaves out that he was a Nazi propagandist justifying the slaughter of Jews. On Jan. 10, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced Foreign Minister Stephane Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist proud of her Ukrainian roots and well-known for her hostility toward Russia. At the time, a big question in Ottawa was why. Some analysts believed that Trudeau’s decision may have started when it still seemed likely that Hillary Clinton would become the new U.S. president and a...
  • Have The Majors Given Up On Canada’s Oil Sands?

    03/02/2017 7:34:37 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 24 February 2017 | Nick Cunningham
    Canada’s oil sands could struggle to rebound, with potentially billions of barrels of oil being kept underground permanently. Canada’s oil sands are incredibly expensive, some of the costliest sources of oil in the world. Unlike conventional oil drilling, or even drilling in shale, producing from oil sands is more like open-pit mining in many cases. The oil, often found as a sticky, viscous semi-solid known as bitumen, requires extra steps to extract and process before it can be shipped. That stands in stark contrast to conventional oil, which merely requires drilling into an oil field and pumping out the crude....
  • Are B.C. government issued “Panda Bonds” funneling Chinese cash into the country?

    03/01/2017 6:59:43 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    So what exactly are Panda Bonds? They’re bonds created by the B.C. government, but sold exclusively inside the Chinese market, in Chinese Yuan (as opposed to Canadian dollars). This year B.C. became the first jurisdiction in the world to issue them, selling more than $665 million worth. (snip) an investor could theoretically pay Chinese Yuan for a Panda Bond, then take that bond to a Canadian bank and offer it up as collateral. “Then a Canadian bank will say “oh, look at this asset you have, instead of Yuan, which I can’t accept and you’re not allowed to bring into...
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...
  • Three cheers for the new Underground Railroad

    02/26/2017 11:46:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    We keep hearing rumors about this even though it’s very hard to track down specifics. Word on the street is that various groups, including churches, are preparing to assist illegal immigrants by either providing them with shelter or facilitating their plans to flee to Canada. Without more documentation it’s hard to be entirely sure, but with this much smoke it’s certainly possible that there is at least a bit of fire underneath. Another report has emerged on this, although it’s from Buzzfeed, so take it with whatever size grain of salt you feel appropriate. Churches across the US are fighting...
  • Don't Worry about 'Islamophobia' Law, Says Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Canadian Spokesman

    02/25/2017 4:35:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    As the Canadian Parliament prepares to adopt a motion condemning "Islamophobia," the Canadian media have shifted into high-gear propaganda mode to smear all opposition to this anti-free speech measure as hysterical. Leading the charge in the Toronto Star is Faisal Kutty, who teaches law at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has numerous ties to groups linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Kutty leads off by scapegoating me as the "lunatic fringe" opposing this thought-crushing measure: "Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, Smears all Canadians with Islamophobia Lie to Create a Sharia State,"...
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • Canada is betting on a universal basic income to help cities gutted by manufacturing job loss

    02/23/2017 12:41:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    Quartz ^ | 20 February 2017 | Rebecca Fortin
    Of all the ideas to pull people out of poverty, one of the more contentious is also the simplest: governments should just hand out monthly checks to the poor, no strings attached. That’s exactly what the Canadian province of Ontario plans to do, and it’s already causing a ruckus. The Liberal Party currently in control of the provincial government aims to roll out a pilot for a “universal basic income” program in what could be three cities in the spring of 2017. While it has yet to identify the guinea pigs, hints of what the system will look like can...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • Toronto mosque: "O Allah! Give us victory over the disbelieving people...slay them one by one [TR]

    02/20/2017 3:37:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Sunday, February 19, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Canada is about to pass a resolution that will pave the way to the criminalization of "Islamophobia." But about this, Canadian authorities have nothing to say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzXCGPvY3HM "Supplications at Masjid Toronto Mosque: 'Slay them one by one and spare not one of them,'" by Jonathan D. Halevi, CIJ News, February 18, 2017: http://en.cijnews.com/?p=205803 "Masjid Toronto mosque in downtown Toronto is affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC). The mosque operates in two locations in downtown Toronto: Masjid Toronto at Dundas (168 Dundas St. West) and Masjid Toronto at Adelaide (84 Adelaide St. East). Dr. Wael Shihab was appointed in...
  • Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll (Tory establishment warning alert)

    02/18/2017 11:23:04 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 6 replies
    iPolitics.ca ^ | 02/17/2017 | BJ Siekierski
    Kellie Leitch is now the first choice for over one-fifth of Conservative party members, passing Maxime Bernier and nipping at the heels of an increasingly polarizing Kevin O’Leary campaign, according to the latest iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker — powered by Mainstreet Research. Mainstreet reached 804 members between February 9 and 12 and found — with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20 — that Kevin O’Leary was the first choice for 22.01 per cent of members, followed by Leitch (20.90 per cent), and Bernier (17.54 per cent). The first leadership poll, conducted between...
  • Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    02/18/2017 6:38:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/17 | Christine Muschi
    Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP officers...
  • Protesters outside Masjid Toronto call for ban on Islam as Muslims pray inside

    02/17/2017 5:06:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    In an email, Toronto police Const. Jenniferjit Sidhu said police will investigate possible hate crimes if an official complaint is reported.
  • Canada frees Air India bomber, Sikh terrorist who killed 331 people in 1985 attacks

    02/16/2017 1:59:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and Reyat may return to a normal life, including "living in a private residence," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey said in an email. The onetime Sikh extremist, an immigrant from India, was convicted of making bombs that were stuffed into luggage and planted on two planes...
  • Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Know Her Place. Hint: It’s Not The President’s Chair (feminists going bezerko!)

    02/15/2017 7:07:09 PM PST · by drewh · 104 replies
    National Post of Canada ^ | | February 15, 2017 gmt | Michelle Hauser, Special to National Post
    But when the cameras are rolling and you’re a 35-year-old woman who should know how much symbols matter it leaves all kinds of uncomfortable questions: What is Ivanka Trump up to, anyway? What is her strange, as-yet-undefined mission in the White House? And, if it’s not too much to ask, where is her stepmother and what has she done with her? No one envies Melania having to fill Michelle Obama’s shoes — at least some of her reticence is justified. , Michelle Obama set a high watermark in so many areas: mother, wife, style icon, role model to women around...
  • There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver

    02/15/2017 4:22:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11 February 2017 | Tyler Durden
    One year ago, when we first started discussing the Vancouver housing bubble, which as we first speculated - and was later confirmed - was the result of Chinese oligarch money-launderers parking "hot cash" in this offshore housing market (at least until a 15% property tax on foreign purchases made Seattle the new Vancouver), we said that Vancouver houses had become the de facto new Swiss bank account, and because of that the houses - once purchased - would remain a highly overprized, if vacant tribute to China's soaring capital outflows. Now, courtesy of data by urban planner Andy Yan of...
  • Newcomer centre has no more room for border-crossing refugees (Canada)

    02/13/2017 10:03:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    CBA News ^ | 02/12/2017 | Austin Grabish
    A Winnipeg centre that welcomes and houses newcomers is putting out a public call for help after getting another surge of asylum-seekers over the weekend. Welcome Place, a temporary home for newcomers in Winnipeg, is full and has no more rooms for refugee claimants who may still be coming to the city Sunday. 21 asylum seekers crossed into Manitoba Saturday: reeve22 refugees entered Manitoba near Emerson border over the weekendMany Somalis in Minnesota 'willing to take the risk' to sneak into Canada "That's a big concern," said Rita Chahal, the executive director of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council.At least 21 asylum-seekers were...
  • FREEDOM GRANTED TO MAN WHO BEHEADED BUS PASSENGER IN CANADA

    02/11/2017 12:45:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/11/2017
    <p>A Canadian man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalizing a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus has been granted his freedom.</p> <p>Manitoba's Criminal Review Board announced Friday it has given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge, meaning he is no longer subject to monitoring.</p>
  • Freedom granted to Canadian man who beheaded, cannibalized bus passenger

    02/11/2017 9:54:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    A Canadian man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalizing a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus has been granted his freedom.Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board announced Friday it has given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge, meaning he is no longer subject to monitoring.Baker, a diagnosed schizophrenic, killed Tim McLean, a young carnival worker who was a complete stranger to Baker, in 2008. A year later he was found not criminally responsible due to mental illness.