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  • Sea lion grabs girl off pier and drags her into waters

    05/21/2017 12:02:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Astounding new footage shows a sea lion grabbing a little girl off a dock and pulling her underwater. The kid was feeding the male sea mammal bread crumbs near the water near Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, but when she sat down on the edge of the jetty, the huge creature tried to make a meal out of her — grabbing her dress in its jaws and dragging her into the water.
  • Canada threatens to scrap Boeing contracts amid Bombardier pricing row

    05/21/2017 7:27:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2017 | Alwyn Scott and Alana Wise
    Canada suggested on Thursday it could scrap plans to buy Boeing fighter jets if the United States backed Boeing’s claims that Canadian plane maker Bombardier dumped jetliners in the U.S. market. “Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing,” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement released late on Thursday. Canada “strongly disagrees” with the U.S. Commerce Department decision to investigate Boeing’s claims that Bombardier sold planes below cost in the United States and benefited unfairly from Canadian government subsidies, the statement added. The remarks came after the U.S. Commerce Department launched an investigation into Boeing’s...
  • Oil industry to get $235 million government loan to help clean up abandoned wells (Canada)

    05/19/2017 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 18 May 2017 | Ethan Lou
    The oil industry in Canada’s resource-rich Alberta will be on the hook for a $235 million government loan to clean up a rising number of oil wells abandoned by owners who have gone bankrupt, the province said on Thursday. The loan, repayable over 10 years, will go to the government-run, industry-funded Orphan Well Association (OWA), which cleans up wells for which no party is legally responsible, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said at a news conference. The number of so-called orphan wells in Canada spiked after the 2014 oil price crash as layoffs swept the oil patch and companies went bankrupt....
  • Canada Senate hearing on Bill C16 - Jordan B Peterson Testimony

    05/19/2017 4:38:02 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 5 replies
    Dr Jordan B Peterson via You Tube ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jordan B Peterson
    I served as a witness at the Canadian Senate yesterday, regarding Bill C16, which adds the ill-defined categories of gender expression and gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Federal government, in a website which has since been taken down, stated clearly that this legislation would be interpreted in keeping with the policies of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, which I regard as one of the most dangerous institutions in Canada, in relationship to all rights other than those of "equality," including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association. I was partnered...
  • School Cancels Mother's Day to Promote Inclusivity and Diversity

    05/14/2017 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | May 9, 2017 | Rachel Jacoby Zoldan
    Recently, staff from the Albert McMahon Elementary School in Mission, British Columbia, sent a letter to the students’ parents and guardians, indicating the cancellation of events related to the holidays, particularly those in the classroom involving the making of gifts to be later given at home. The full letter reads as follows: "As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approach we have met as a Primary (Grade 1 and 2) team to discuss our core values. In an effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and also nurture our students who are part of nontraditional families, we have decided to encourage those celebrations...
  • Magazine editor quits after outrage over column saying he doesn’t believe in cultural appropriation

    05/12/2017 8:37:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | May 11, 2017 | Sebastian Leck
    The editor of the Writers’ Union of Canada’s magazine has resigned after complaints over an article he wrote in which he said he doesn’t believe in cultural appropriation. Hal Niedzviecki, editor of Write — a publication for the union’s members — published an opinion piece in the spring 2017 issue titled “Writer’s Prompt.” In the article, in an issue dedicated to indigenous writing, Niedzviecki wrote: “In my opinion, anyone, anywhere, should be encouraged to imagine other peoples, other cultures, other identities.
  • Roma Say They’re Being Barred From Flights to Canada

    05/10/2017 8:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sat., May 6, 2017 | NICHOLAS KEUNGI
    The federal government denies it’s behind the problems faced by Roma travellers, saying it’s up to airlines to decide who boards flights to Canada.Ottawa is being accused of preventing Roma travellers from boarding Canada-bound flights and denying them the possibility of seeking asylum here. Since the end of last year, advocates and lawyers say a slew of Roma passengers from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — all currently visa-exempted countries — have reported being stopped from boarding flights to Canada via transit points in England, Poland, Belgium and Germany. The federal government denies that it is to blame....
  • Dog Hailed as Hero After Grizzly Encounter

    05/09/2017 8:55:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 9, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Momo is a good dog. Now, we know everyone says that about their pups (and they’re right), but this shepherd-husky-lab mix enters an elite group of really good dogs after saving her friends from a grizzly bear in a Canadian park. Kenzie Campbell said, on Sunday, he took Momo on a hike at Banff National Park in Alberta with his girlfriend and another friend. They didn’t get very far on the Cascade Ampitheatre Trail. “We just made it to the trailhead and walked around a corner, and the bear was maybe 20 feet away,” Campbell said. They backed slowly out...
  • Refugees Fleeing U.S. for Canada over Open Border, Report Says

    05/04/2017 5:29:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 05/04/2017 | John Binder
    Foreign refugees are continuing to flee the U.S. to Canada through the open, U.S.-Canadian Border. In a report by NBC News, foreign refugees are passing through the U.S. to Canada, specifically a small border town of less than 700 people known as Emerson. The vast majority of the refugees are of Somali descent who were originally placed in the U.S. Other refugees passing through the northern border are from Nigeria, Eritrea, and Djibouti. According to NBC, since January, more than 300 foreign refugees have crossed the U.S. border into Emerson.
  • ‘I did it’: Police investigating Reddit post describing Ontario woman’s murder (Ager Hasan)

    05/04/2017 10:54:37 AM PDT · by balk · 26 replies
    Global News ^ | May 3, 2017 | Adam Miller
    Police say an Ontario man wanted on a Canada-wide second-degree murder warrant in the killing of his girlfriend has fled to the U.S. and they are investigating a Reddit post purporting to show the murder suspect confessing to the crime. Waterloo Regional Police responded to a 911 call at 38 Country Hill Drive around 3 a.m. April 28 in Kitchener, Ont., where they found the body of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije suffering from multiple stab wounds after a “targeted” attack. Investigators focused their attention on Vasilije’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Ager Hasan of Hamilton, as the lead suspect in her death and said...
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin Recalled Across Canada for Containing Too Much Alcohol

    05/03/2017 5:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    CBC ^ | 5/3 | Pete Evans
    Gin's alcohol content may be as much as 77%, not 40% as claimed Liquor authorities across Canada are recalling a brand of gin that may contain almost twice as much alcohol as claimed on the bottle. The Liquor Control Board Of Ontario was the first to issue a recall after its internal quality assurance team discovered that some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin had not been properly diluted, resulting in an alcohol content of 77 per cent, not 40 per cent as listed on the bottle. It's the second time in recent weeks such an error has been...
  • Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past

    05/03/2017 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    If those who are demanding Sajjan’s resignation think he will resign because it is the honourable thing to do, they are sadly living in the past. It’s all about power, not honour Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past In the past few days there have been calls for Harjit Sajjan to resign his cabinet post as the Minister of Defense. While it is certainly possible he might resign if he personally cannot take the heat, or if Justin Trudeau believes it is politically expedient to get rid of him, there is no way...
  • Blast heard in Toronto's financial district underground, heavy smoke

    05/01/2017 2:59:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2017 | Reuters
    Toronto police have closed off a section of the city's downtown financial district after reports of a loud blast, a spokeswoman said on Monday, and heavy smoke was seen in the area. Heavy smoke was pouring out of sewer grates at the corner of King and Bay Street, in the heart of the city's financial core, according to a Reuters witness.
  • Canada's Subprime Lenders Collapse; Has The Bubble Popped?

    05/01/2017 8:29:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/01/2017 | Ian Bezek
    Summary Home Capital plunged as much as 60% last week.Equitable Group fell around 40% in sympathy.Home prices appear to have topped in Vancouver.Has the long-running Canadian housing bubble finally started to pop?What happens with the big five banks? It's long been argued that Canada's housing market is immune to normal financial rules, such as debt/income ratios. Given that Canada is a relatively small country, and there had been (at least in theory) a ton of foreign capital wanting to invest, there was supposedly near-infinite demand for Canadian housing in its big cities.This foreign money theory has come under scrutiny. 2016...
  • No mic? No problem: Oilers fans sing American, Canadian national anthems

    04/30/2017 6:11:44 PM PDT · by Pappy Smear · 26 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 4-30-17 | NBC Sports
    There was apparently an issue with a microphone used for the national anthems prior to Game 3 between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton. Canadian country music star Brett Kissel was supposed to perform the anthems, however, as he stepped up to the mic, he soon discovered that there seemed to be a malfunction. With some quick encouragement from Kissel, fans at Rogers Place stole the show with stirring renditions of both the American and Canadian national anthems.
  • Man forced to surrender his 'offensive' Star Trek license plate

    04/30/2017 1:19:59 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    sfgate ^ | 04/30/2017 | Eric Ting
    A Canadian man's license plate can forget about living long and prospering. After receiving multiple complaints, Manitoba resident Nick Troller was forced to hand over his license plate that read "ASIMIL8," a reference to the Borg, a popular alien race from Star Trek. The Borg are villainous cybernetic organisms who assimilate other societies into their own. The phrases "we are the Borg" and "resistance is futile" are printed on the license plate's frame.
  • 5 Reasons Why Trump Should Withdraw The US From NAFTA & Put America First

    04/29/2017 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Thalean · 27 replies
    National Economics Editorial Blog ^ | April 26, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    CNN says automation is to blame for America’s manufacturing job losses; and what’s worse, there’s more to come—and no, it has absolutely nothing to do with bad trade deals like NAFTA, nor China’s predatory trading strategy. Nope. Nothing to see here people. Move along. Automation is bad, and your jobs are never coming back. This view was echoed recently by the Guardian too. Of course, this is all just fake news—CNN has to earn its reputation somehow. In reality, automation is only half the story: if you look at its impact relative to output, you’ll see that automation doesn’t really...
  • Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

    04/28/2017 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 April 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel
    Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven. That is because their time in the United States could count against them when they apply for asylum in Canada, according to a Reuters review of Canadian federal court rulings on asylum seekers and interviews with refugee lawyers. In 2016, 160 asylum cases came to the federal courts after being rejected by refugee tribunals. Of those, 33 had been rejected in part because the applicants...
  • Trump changes course on NAFTA, drops threat to back out

    04/27/2017 3:35:45 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 87 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | Adrian Morrow
    U.S. President Donald Trump has backed off a plan to start the process of withdrawing from the North American free-trade agreement after emergency talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White House had been considering an executive order that would have taken the first step toward pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA, senior officials told U.S. media outlets. The directive, drafted by National Trade Council director Peter Navarro and chief strategist Steve Bannon, was ready to be signed later this week or early next. But after word of the order came out in the...
  • Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico Leaders (More Winning)

    04/26/2017 8:23:26 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/26/2017 | John Roberts
    President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said Wednesday night. "it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation," Trump said in a statement. "It is an honor to deal with both [Mexican] President [Enrique] Peña Nieto and [Canadian] Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better." The White House added that Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time" and that all three leaders ""agreed to proceed swiftly,...