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  • Toronto professor Jordan Peterson takes on gender-neutral pronouns

    08/22/2017 8:05:29 AM PDT · by rey · 17 replies
    BBC Canada ^ | 4 Nov 2016 | Jessica Murphy
    A Canadian university professor ignited controversy by refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns. Is he a villain or a victim? University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson had enough of what he saw as a campus culture where "social justice warrior, left-wing radical political activists" ran rampant. In September he released a video lecture series taking aim at political correctness. He zeroed in on Canadian human rights legislation that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression. Dr Peterson was especially frustrated with being asked to use alternative pronouns as requested by trans students or staff, like the singular 'they' or...
  • Trudeau: Abortion Should Be a ‘Human Right’ in Ireland

    08/21/2017 7:21:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/21/17 | Staff Reporter
    The Canadian PM urged his Irish counterpart to support 'reproductive rights'Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told his Irish counterpart that abortion in Ireland should be a “human right”. At a three-day meeting between Mr Trudeau and Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach, the two leaders spoke about Mr Varadkar’s plan to hold a referendum next year to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution, which protects the right to life of the unborn child. “We discussed the issue of abortion, which I know is an important issue for a lot of campaigners for women’s rights in Canada,” the taoiseach...
  • US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    08/21/2017 12:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2017 4:13 PM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October. They did not offer details on the substance of the five-day talks. …
  • Multiple Migrants Storming Canadian Border Found with Child Pornography

    08/20/2017 5:42:56 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 08/20/2017 | by Chris Tomlinson
    Multiple asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States into the French-speaking Canadian province of  Quebec have been caught in the possession of child pornography. The Quebec town of St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, which lies on the border with New York state, has seen an influx of thousands of asylum seekers from the United States in recent weeks. The Canadian Border Sevices Agency (CBSA) has reportedly caught “four or five” asylum seekers originally from Haiti possessing sexual material involving children, Canadian broadcaster Global News reports. The issue has sparked CBSA Assistant Director Daniel St-Arnaud to put out a memo to border agents which provides guidance...
  • Justin From Canada Now Trying to Stop “Irregular” Migration…

    08/20/2017 12:30:53 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 57 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/20/2017 | Sundance
    Since telling the world they would take in all refugees regardless of consequences, well, all the refugees started showing up. Now Justin from Canada is telling refugees they are “irregular” and will not be tolerated. Quite a change in position. MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who once took to Twitter to welcome Syrian refugees into the country, said on Sunday that there would be “no advantage” to entering “irregularly.” “Canada is an opening and welcoming society,” he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. “But let me be clear. We are also...
  • Transgender diversity weakens Canadian military

    08/18/2017 1:21:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    24 Hours Vancouver ^ | July 30, 2017 | Brent Stafford
    This week's question: Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the Canadian military? On Friday former premier Christy Clark resigned as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party and Kelowna MLA. Her downfall at the polls and subsequent departure from politics is largely a result of her abandoning long articulated principles. Many on the Left relished demonizing her and would never have voted for her. Yet, over the course of the 18 months preceding the May election Clark began pandering to the Left. Just before Vancouver’s annual Pride Parade in 2016 Clark suddenly abandoned the government’s principled position, which refused...
  • Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

    08/17/2017 9:04:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Allison Lampert
    TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said. Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province.
  • Canadian woman, 84, finds long-lost diamond ring wrapped around carrot

    08/17/2017 9:56:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/16/17 | Ashifa Kassam
    After losing her engagement ring on her family farm more than a decade ago, Canadian Mary Grams resigned herself to the idea she would never see it again. That is, until the diamond ring showed up this week – 13 years after she lost it –wrapped tightly around a misshapen carrot that had been freshly plucked from the garden. The 84-year-old said she likely lost the ring as she was pulling a large weed from her farm in central Alberta in 2004, prompting a frantic search. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees … we couldn’t find...
  • Live: NAFTA Talks Kicks Off in Washington

    08/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/17 | New China TV
    The first round of negotiations on a new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicked off Wednesday in Washington.
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    08/14/2017 10:19:31 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 72 replies
    FOXNews ^ | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon...
  • Canadian Foreign Minister Threatens To Walk Away From NAFTA Over Dispute Mechanism

    08/14/2017 6:28:31 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 14, 2017 | Sundance
    Forget the social chaff and political countermeasures being promoted in the media. It is all manufactured distraction. It’s MONEY that matters to the powerful interests in the upper suites of the corporate media apparatus. Everything, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g, every story, is circling the upcoming economic and financial trade confrontations. There are trillions at stake and President Donald Trump is facing off against the international “BIG CLUB”. The purchased multinational political entities who operate within the massive and institutional multinational corporate and financial networks behind the World Bank and World Trade Organization. NAFTA re-negotiations are set to begin in Washington DC this coming...
  • Canada is Sending in the Army as Illegal Migrants Cross Border – Have they Considered a Wall?

    08/11/2017 12:56:36 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As the number of migrants crossing the border illegally into Canada has increased, the well-meaning Canadians have decided to send in the troops to back up the Mounties at the New York-Quebec border. Canada announced that the 100 plus “soldiers will help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency at the site.”It is stated that they will be doing construction work on migrant centers…But does anyone actually believe that’s why they’re really there? With border crossings coming in at an estimated 250 souls per day (with a record 400 on Sunday), this is a real crisis....
  • Asylum Seekers Flee America But Canada Sends Soldiers To Stop Migrant Border Crossing

    08/11/2017 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 10, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Asylum Seekers Flee America But Canada Sends Soldiers To Stop Migrant Border Crossing
  • A back road to hope: U.S. immigrants stream over into Canada

    08/09/2017 11:02:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    CTV News ^ | Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Wilson Ring, The Associated Press
    <p>CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. -- They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods.</p> <p>Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones wearing Mickey Mouse backpacks around a "road closed" sign, threading bushes, crossing a ditch, and filing past another sign in French and English that says "No pedestrians." Then they are arrested.</p>
  • The Tories seem totally unconcerned about securing Canada’s border

    08/09/2017 10:43:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    Canadians cannot count on the Conservative Party of Canada to do anything to secure Canada’s southern border Last week, the Canadian government released statistics on the number of illegal immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States at points other than official ports of entry. These numbers include only those who were intercepted by the RCMP while illegally entering the country. It has been estimated hundreds of illegals are walking into Canada every day. In June, the last month these statistics are available, 884 illegal border crossers were arrested coming into Canada. A whopping 781 of these “asylum seekers” crossed...
  • Healthcare in Canada: It's not free, and it doesn't work

    08/08/2017 7:33:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-7-17 | Chris Woodward
    While some Americans, including politicians, continue to push for single-payer healthcare, a Canadian is helping people in his country get care in America – because the healthcare system where he lives, he says, "simply does not work." As many people know, Canada has single-payer healthcare. That means the government runs and controls the delivery of all healthcare. Under that system, people wanting plastic surgery – for example – would foot the bill; but procedures, including cardiac bypass, can be done, albeit not always in a timely manner. Will liberals in America ever be convinced that single-payer (government-run) healthcare isn't the...
  • CBC - Putin shirtless = Crass politics. Trudeau shirtless = Knee Knocking Swoons

    08/08/2017 5:32:31 AM PDT · by jerod · 13 replies
    cbc news website ^ | Aug 07, 2017 | By Chris Brown
    It seems there is no such thing as too much of Vladimir Putin's bare chest. For the second time in three days, the Kremlin has released video of the Russian president's recent macho holiday adventures in Siberia — with even more hunting, boating and underwater spearfishing — and plenty of new scenes of a shirtless Putin enjoying the outdoors. The first round of photos and videos was released Saturday morning in Moscow and played unrelentingly on Russia's main state television channels all weekend. They also featured prominently online and in the country's major newspapers. Putin, 64, is well-known for his...
  • (Youtube Video) NY - MONTREAL - Canada's Border Invasion Intensifies.

    08/07/2017 1:23:06 PM PDT · by johnk · 13 replies
    YouTube - Rebel Media ^ | Published on Aug 7, 2017 | Rebel Media
    Published on Aug 7, 2017 Faith Goldy reports, it's been roughly seven months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the world to claim refugee status in Canada and now more people than ever are heeding his call. Watch as Faith shares a bombshell report of what she's witnessing at the Canada-U.S. border in Quebec.
  • Canada weighs paying doctors a premium for euthanasia (The slippery slope is real)

    08/07/2017 10:27:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope is real.  Once the state gets in the business of killing off its citizens via euthanasia, the brutal logic of economics works its way through the system.  In Canada, which legalized euthanasia just over a year ago, one of the most important forums for political discussion, Maclean's Magazine, published an article arguing that doctors ought to be paid a premium for killing off euthanizing terminal patients. And of course, it was all so reasonable in tone.  It really is a lot of work for the doctors, you see. Most providers need to meet with their patient a couple times...
  • New Search For Avro Arrow Flight Models Lost 60 Years Ago in Lake Ontario Has Begun

    08/06/2017 8:53:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Aug 04 2017 | Tom Demerly
    Scale Model Flight Test Prototypes Sunk in Lake May Provide Clues to Mystery. The Canadian-built CF-105 Avro Arrow is many things in aviation history, but more than anything else, it is an enigma. Aviation historians suggest the Avro Arrow was an aircraft well ahead of its time. A Canadian project from the start, the CF-105 was a large, delta-wing supersonic interceptor built to repel the bomber threat from the Soviet Union. During the 1950s at the height of the Cold War the Avro CF-105 Arrow project showcased many aviation firsts, including the first fly-by-wire flight control system and very impressive...