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  • Justin—don’t mistake anger for fear and anxiety

    09/23/2016 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ordinary Canadians are mad Trudeau wants Canada to become a post-national state and detests whatever true Canadian culture we have left Prime Minister Trudeau missed the opening of Parliament this week in order to jet off to New York to go to the U.N. It seems the Little Potato as he was dubbed by the Chinese or Little Pot for short, has a new favourite word to go with the other word he loves, “diversity.” Seems he loves to use the word “anxiety” too. While in New York, Trudeau talked about how some politicians exploit peoples’ fears and anxieties for...
  • Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go

    07/24/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 7/24/16 | Melissa Chan
  • Trump 'slam dunk' tweet questions Rubio's eligibility to run

    02/20/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 410 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now Donald Trump is questioning Marco Rubio' eligibility for the presidency. In a tweet Saturday, Trump shared a video of what appears to be an attorney making a bizarre case that not only Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, but Rubio, whose parents immigranted from Cuba, is not eligible to become president. In the tweet to his 6.3 million followers, Trump quoted a message sent to him by another Twitter user, who at the time appeared to have five followers: "@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump...BOTH Cruz AND Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS! It's a SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check...
  • Malaysian official blames Canadians and other foreigners for quake that's killed 13

    06/08/2015 5:42:29 AM PDT · by xp38 · 18 replies
    CTV news AP ^ | June 6 2015 | Eileen Ng
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian official is blaming a group of foreigners including two Canadians for an earthquake that struck Malaysia's highest peak on Friday, killing 13 people. The deputy chief minister of Sabah state in Borneo said 10 foreigners "showed disrespect to the sacred mountain" by posing naked at Mount Kinabalu last week. Joseph Pairin Kitingan said a special ritual would be conducted later to "appease the mountain spirit." Officials have said the foreigners, who included two Canadians, two Dutch and a German national, broke away from their entourage and stripped naked before taking photos at the mountain...
  • Canadian siblings barred from leaving Malaysia following earthquake

    06/06/2015 6:07:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 31 replies
    The Star ^ | 6 June 2015 | Stephanie Werner
    Two Canadian siblings have been barred from leaving Malaysia after being blamed for an earthquake that struck Mount Kinabalu, in Malaysia Borneo, on Friday. According to Malaysian police reports, Lindsey Petersen, 23, and Danielle Petersen, 22, are two of five tourists who have been identified as disrespecting the mountain, considered a sacred place in the indigenous culture of Sabah. According to a Malaysian news outlet, rescuers recovered the bodies of 19 climbers ...Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan, of the eastern Sabah state, blamed the earthquake on the group that included the Canadians because they “showed disrespect to the sacred...
  • Harper asks Canadians to pray for soldiers in Christmas message

    12/25/2014 8:42:15 AM PST · by Dartman · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec.25/14 |
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered his annual Christmas message to Canadians in a YouTube message on Dec. 24. Sitting in front of a fully decorated Christmas tree and roaring fire, Harper touts Canada's strong economy, and that the country is known around the world "for doing what is good and right and for protecting the vulnerable, promoting peace and defending the freedom of all people." He asks all Canadians to take a break from the Christmas festivities to say a prayer for the country's men and women in uniform serving "in harm's way," especially those fighting the Islamic State. You...
  • Ebola outbreak: Canadians in 3 West African countries advised to leave

    10/10/2014 5:54:28 PM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | The Canadian Press
    Health Minister Rona Ambrose is urging Canadians in three countries in West Africa where the Ebola virus is raging to consider leaving now. The federal government issued a travel advisory Friday aimed at 216 Canadians who live in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. "Today we are asking Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to consider leaving by commercial means while they are still available," Ambrosa said in Edmonton Friday.
  • Woman's Strange Attack On Edmonton Train Passenger Caught On Video

    05/12/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Antioch · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post Alberta ^ | 05/09/2014 7:32 pm | The Huffington Post Alberta
    <p>The first video, posted by Facebook user "Renèe A. Carter," shows a young woman pulling at her shirt and necklace with her eyes closed before she throws the jewelry aside and becomes calm once more.</p> <p>The second video, which was also posted to YouTube, shows the same woman retrieving a cellphone from her bag and putting it back before she arches her head, puts her hands to her hair and growls.</p>
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped — the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn’t simply a return to the...
  • Some want 'US-only' hours at border Costco

    08/15/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karen Datko
    <p>Canadians have been flocking to a Costco in Bellingham, Wash., propelled by a strong Canadian dollar and lured by the lower cost of basics like milk and gas in the United States.</p> <p>An unhappy U.S. shopper, bothered by the lines and crowds, responded by creating the Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans." As online dust-ups often do, this one has gotten out of hand, with some making rude and stereotypical remarks about Canadians. Since its debut on July 19, the page has gotten more than 3,330 likes.</p>
  • For the First Time, Canadians Now Richer Than Americans

    07/18/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    US News ^ | 7/18/12 | Meg Handley
    While Americans might enjoy throwing politically-charged barbs at their neighbors to the north, Canadians now have at least one reason to be smug. For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a report cited in Toronto's Globe and Mail. And not just by a little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than $40,000 richer than the average American household. The net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, compared to around $320,000 for Americans.
  • IDF fears flotilla activists plan to use chemical weapons

    06/27/2011 3:13:27 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 49 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/27/2011 22:28 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IDF sources claimed Monday night that new intelligence information obtained by Israel in recent days shows that participants of the flotilla planning to break Israel’s sea blockade over the Gaza Strip later this week plan to kill IDF soldiers who board their ships. According to the information obtained by the IDF, some of the participants have prepared a number of sacks with sulfur, which they plan to pour on the soldiers as they board the vessels. “This is a chemical weapon and if poured on a soldier it can paralyze him,” an IDF source told The Jerusalem Post Monday night....
  • Douglas Coupland - A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years

    10/19/2010 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Elwood P. Doud · 16 replies
    The Globe & Mail ^ | October 8, 2010 | Douglas Coupland
    The iconic writer reveals the shape of things to come, with 45 tips for survival and a matching glossary of the new words you'll need to talk about your messed-up future. 1) It's going to get worse No silver linings and no lemonade. The elevator only goes down. The bright note is that the elevator will, at some point, stop. 2) The future isn't going to feel futuristic .... (continued)
  • Al Qaeda Looking to Recruit English Speakers, Women

    02/16/2010 4:59:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 721+ views
    FOX ^ | Updated February 15, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in Yemen is actively recruiting English-speaking individuals, intelligence officials told Fox News on Monday, saying that investigators are looking for people who are more like Americans, having been born in the United States or Canada." SNIPPET: ""Anyone who can fit in and not attract suspicion" is desirable to the terror network right now, said one official. An investigative source also said that among those attracting attention by the intelligence community are women recruits. The next wave of terrorists may include Western women, possibly Canadian, with forged documents. The use of women would be seen an evolution in...
  • What Happens When California Defaults?

    12/21/2009 6:57:06 AM PST · by george76 · 57 replies · 2,272+ views
    New Geography ^ | 12/16/2009 | Bill Watkins
    The California Legislative Analyst’s Office recently reported that the State faces a $21 billion shortfall in the current as well as the next fiscal year. That’s a problem, a really big problem. My young son would say it was a ginormous problem. In fact, it may be an insurmountable problem. Our governor and legislature used every trick in their books when they created the most recent budget. They even resorted to mandatory interest-free loans from the taxpayers. Now, they have no idea where to go. The Democrats have declared that they will not allow budget cuts. The Republicans will not...
  • The EU: Communist Obama Orders US Troops To CA, CA Soon To Declare Bankruptcy

    12/21/2009 5:58:00 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 44 replies · 2,310+ views
    Kremlin position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his upcoming meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen state that the European-US military alliance has authorized an ‘emergency request’ from President Obama to utilize American and Canadian NATO troops to put down what is expected to be a “rebellion” after the expected January, 2010 ‘declaration of bankruptcy’ by the State of California. According to these reports, Obama’s fears of rebellion are due to the economic health of California (the United States largest State) after the 3rd largest US State, New York, declared a ‘fiscal emergency’ and refused to...
  • Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest

    12/20/2009 4:14:38 PM PST · by LouAvul · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest Numerous high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries: Today, Moody's warned that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world, that in the coming years, evidence of social unrest and public tension may become just as important signs of whether a country will be able to adapt as traditional economic metrics, that a fiscal crisis remains a possibility for a leading economy, and that 2010 would be...
  • 'Prepare for Rebellion', Obama Orders US-Canadian Troops [authored by a famous hoaxer]

    12/26/2009 4:48:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,612+ views
    Before It's News ^ | December 15, 2009 | Sorcha Faal
    According to these reports, Obama’s fears of rebellion are due to the economic health of California (the United States largest State) after the 3rd largest US State, New York, declared a ‘fiscal emergency’ and refused to release to its cities and towns over $750 Million due them this past week with the Governor of New York, David Paterson, declaring “I can't say this enough: The state has run out of money.”Kremlin position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his upcoming meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen state that the European-US military alliance has authorized an ‘emergency...
  • Canada branded 'Colossal Fossil' at climate talks

    12/18/2009 10:38:41 AM PST · by Clive · 22 replies · 727+ views
    COPENHAGEN -- Green groups on Friday named Canada "Fossil of the Year" -- an award that carried the additional honorific of "Colossal Fossil" -- for what they said was a strategy to sabotage efforts to tackle climate change. "Canada's 2020 [emissions] target is among the worst in the industrialised world, and leaked cabinet documents revealed that the government is contemplating a cap-and-trade plan so weak that it would put even that target out of reach," said Climate Action Network International and "This government thinks there's a choice between environment and economy, and for them, tar sands beats climate every...
  • Would you pay to go see Sarah Palin Speak? (POll needs serious Freeping)

    12/12/2009 5:29:54 AM PST · by JaguarXKE · 24 replies · 839+ views
    The Spec ^ | 12 Dec 09 | Unknown
    A Canadian poll asks the question "would you pay to go see Sarah Palin Speak?" Our friends to the north have been sufficiently tainted by their left-wing media so that 90 percent of respondents say "no" to that question.
  • 2 Canadians linked to Detroit imam granted bail

    11/07/2009 8:59:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 243+ views ^ | 11/7/09 | ap
    WINDSOR, Ontario -- A judge on Friday granted bail for two Canadian men who face extradition to the U.S. on charges linked to the slain leader of a radical Detroit-area Islamic group. Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, was granted bail of 300,000 Canadian dollars ($280,000), while Yassir Ali Khan, 30, was granted bail of CA$260,000 ($242,000). The men were also placed under partial house arrest and must report weekly to police.
  • Canadians crossing border, escaping government-run health care (Video)

    08/10/2009 2:10:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 496+ views ^ | 8/10/09 | staff
    Fox and Friends interview with Rick Baker. Baker is the founder of Timely Medical Alternatives, a company that helps Canadians “leave the queue” and come to the US for treatment. Mr. Baker gives examples of a 2 year wait for a gynecological consultation and that cancer is considered as elective medical care
  • Sri Lankan nationals detained at McAllen(Texas) airport

    01/13/2009 4:54:29 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 673+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 12, 2009 | Jeremy Roebuck
    McALLEN -- A man accused of aiding three Sri Lankan nationals to enter the country illegally is set to make an early court appearance this morning. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Suresh Suntharalingam, 38, of Canada, on Wednesday, after customs inspectors at McAllen-Miller International Airport found him holding plane tickets for the three illegal immigrants carrying fake Canadian identification cards. The men later told authorities that their families had paid $32,000 to Suntharalingam to guide them to Canada through Mexico and the United States. After flying into Mexico City and traveling to the border, the group snuck across the Rio...
  • Youtube- Canadians to Americans: Don't make your healthcare like ours

    10/12/2008 6:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 705+ views ^ | 10-12-08 | Youtube
    Interesting video of Canadians talking about their health care. Click on link to view...
  • Has 'Canadian' become a racist euphemism?

    01/30/2008 5:49:49 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 462+ views ^ | January 30, 2008 | Aida Edemariam
    Last week, Canadians discovered, courtesy of an obscure trial in Texas, that "Canadian" does not always mean what they think it means. This followed the release of an internal memo from Mike Trent, assistant district attorney of Harris County, Texas, in which he congratulates a junior prosecutor because "he overcame a subversively good defence ... that had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant." The implausibility of there being many Canadians on a Texan manslaughter jury led some to conclude that "Canadians", in this context, might mean "black people", though Trent claims he thought real Canadians were...
  • Canadian Forces vs IED in Afghanistan (Video)

    10/03/2007 5:21:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies · 622+ views
    Video of a big "boom"!
  • Hard Numbers - CF Afghanistan Casualties vs Vehicle Type

    04/09/2007 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 613+ views
    Canadian Ameridan Strategic Review ^ | 2007-04-07 | Stephen Priestley, Researcher
    Armoured Vehicles in Afghanistan – Study of Casaulties – Aug 06/Apr 2007Hard Numbers – CF Afghanistan Casualties vs Vehicle TypeStephen Priestley, Researcher, Canadian American Strategic Review __________________________________________________________ Canadian Forces Vehicular Casualties in Southern Afghanistan by Vehicle TypeThe US vehicular fatalities in Iraq have been examined by James Hasik. Here we follow that example, listing Canadian Forces casualties in southern Afghanistan involving vehicles. So far, thankfully, the ‘sample size’ is fairly small. As a result, we have included all fatalities and woundings / injuries matched to vehicle type. Nevertheless, the toll on CF troops is mounting. In an attempt to make...
  • Rice Hammers NPD Plank

    09/13/2006 1:43:15 PM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 6 replies · 366+ views
    The Gazette ( ^ | 13 Sept 2006 | Meagan Fitzpatrick
    “U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she won't get involved in Canadian politics but rejects any suggestion of negotiating with the Taliban as suggested by the NDP.”
  • Are Canadians Stupid ?

    09/12/2006 7:10:47 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 162 replies · 3,088+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2006 | Tom Nichols
    Are Canadians Stupid? They're Not getting it… By Tom Nichols I don’t know quite how to ask this question, but I suspect that a lot of Americans are about to, so I’ll put it as directly as I can: Are Canadians stupid? A recent poll found that a majority of Canadians, including a whopping three-quarters of Quebecers, believe that U.S. foreign policy was the root cause of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This shouldn’t be so shocking; their previous prime minister, Jean Chretien, said practically the same thing a few years back (which I wrote about in NRO here.) In other...
  • Uni mocks Yale for educating Bush

    08/30/2006 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 109 replies · 2,096+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31 August 2006
    A TINY Canadian university's quirky student recruitment drive sparked controversy this week when it assailed academic heavyweight Yale University for having schooled US President George W. Bush. To boost its own attractiveness to students, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior put up a website suggesting that the heralded US university was not all it is cracked up to be, citing the fact that Mr Bush graduated from Yale. "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't mean you're smart", read the text under a photo of President Bush at The university urges students to "make...
  • Seven Canadians among 11 Tamil suspects: report

    08/25/2006 10:58:56 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 98+ views (Canada) ^ | August 25, 2006 | News Staff
    There are now seven Tamil-Canadians accused of trying to obtain weapons on behalf of the Tamil Tigers rebel group in Sri Lanka, according to a report. Police say a man detained in the U.S. earlier this week has now been identified as Canadian, bringing the total to seven Tamil-Canadians suspected of supporting the rebel group, the Toronto Star reported Friday. U.S. authorities allege Thirukumaran Sinnathamby "used his bank account to launder funds from the LTTE" also known as the Tamil Tigers, which is on Canada's list of terror groups, and helped some of his co-accused to buy technology. He is...
  • Cdns involved in talks with Taliban leaders(Canada)

    08/17/2006 8:01:05 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 8 replies · 458+ views
    CNews ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | TERRY PEDWELL
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - High-stakes talks involving Canadian and other NATO officials were underway Thursday that could see insurgents put down their weapons in a key Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. The clandestine negotiations, led by Afghan authorities but involving NATO intermediaries, were being held as hundreds of Taliban fighters amassed within two kilometres of a Canadian outpost west of Kandahar, preparing for battle. The unprecedented talks are so sensitive that, officially, NATO insisted it was not in direct contact with Taliban leaders. "ISAF hasn't been approached by any faction of the Taliban," said Canadian Forces Maj. Scott Lundy, a...
  • Canada's Harper diverts plane to pick up evacuees (Cyprus)

    07/19/2006 9:22:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-19-06
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordered his official plane to be diverted to Cyprus on Wednesday to pick up Canadians fleeing Israeli air strikes in Lebanon. Harper was already in Europe at the end of a week-long official three-country tour and decided to divert the Canadian Forces Airbus he was flying in to take as many citizens as he could before returning to Canada. The Canadian leader has been criticised for the speed the government has taken in arranging the evacuation and for having defended Israel's actions in Lebanon even after a bomb Israel dropped on Sunday killed eight Canadians....
  • Canadians train with Air Force reservists

    03/08/2006 6:20:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 326+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Lisa Macias
    3/8/2006 - HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- Canadian Airmen are participating with Reserve Airmen in a joint international exercise known as ChumEx. As a yearly event, 93rd Fighter Squadron officials here invite air force fighter units with dissimilar aircraft from allied nations to play “war games” and practice dogfighting skills. This year, the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Bagotville, Canada, was the first unit to arrive, bringing five CF-18 Hornets and 15 ground crewmembers to begin the exercise. We “throw out the bait and stir up the fight, which is why it is referred to as ChumEx,” said...
  • It's not a journalist who guarantees a free press, it's a soldier

    02/15/2006 12:09:04 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 3 replies · 478+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Garth Pritchard
    Yesterday, Ezra Levant of the Western Standard became a national news story--it seems he has decided to run the Danish cartoons that have caused so much turmoil in Muslim countries. Levant’s reasoning is that it’s an issue of freedom of the press. He chided a CBC reporter, glibly declaring himself a newsman, not Oprah Winfrey. He made the same points on CTV and of course, he was given the radio airwaves through the talk show hosts. However, there are a few issues that have been left out and need to be considered.
  • Is America Still The Great Satan?

    02/09/2006 4:16:26 AM PST · by Crush T Velour · 157+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | 02/09/06 | CMAR II
    Some other Americans expressed concern that perhaps this means America is losing its edge. Does this mean that we are NOT the Great Satan this week? Now Denmark is the Great Satan? Is America losing its greatness? Can we get it back? Is this a result of our failing competitiveness in the maths and sciences? (sigh) Americans, Americans, Americans. You have nothing to fear. Being "The Great Satan" -- just like being the original Satan -- is not a position you can apply for. Either you are the Great Satan or you aren't. You want proof? Who was the Great...
  • Kidnappers issue 'last chance' warning

    01/28/2006 8:13:16 AM PST · by ferri · 14 replies · 415+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2006
    Kidnappers of four Christian peace activists including two Canadians threatened to kill them unless all Iraqi prisoners are released from Iraqi and U.S. prisons, according to a new tape broadcast Saturday. Al-Jazeera TV aired a tape dated Jan. 21 showing Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, along with an American and a British co-worker. The four members of the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams disappeared in Baghdad on Nov. 26.
  • A fresh start for U.S.-Canadian relations

    01/25/2006 4:37:03 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Rocky Mt. News ^ | January 25, 2006
    Canadians gave Conservative Stephen Harper a victory, but no mandate, in Monday's election. The voters gave his party 124 seats in Parliament, 31 short of a majority, meaning a coalition government with the inevitable compromises. The outcome seemed less voter enchantment with Harper and his agenda than weariness with the Liberal Party, grown stale and corruption-prone after 13 years in office. However, if not a sharp turn to the right for Canada, Harper's election does have it edging in that direction. He campaigned on cutting taxes, getting tough on crime, turning more power over to the provinces, replacing government-funded day...
  • Victory speech by new Canadian leader Stephen Harper

    01/24/2006 7:26:46 PM PST · by Heatseeker · 29 replies · 5,106+ views
    Conservative Party of Canada web site ^ | 23 January 2006 | Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
    Tonight, our great country has voted for change, and Canadians have asked our party to take the lead in delivering that change. To Canadians I say this – we will honour your trust, and we will deliver on our commitments. There are no individual victories in politics. Politics is a team sport, and there are a number of people I would like to thank. First and foremost, I would like to thank the people of Calgary Southwest, for having given me the great privilege of serving another term in the House of Commons as your representative. Though I am not...
  • Big, bad Tories could blow NDP house down: poll

    01/01/2006 9:01:41 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 539+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 1, 2006 | SANDRA CORDON
    Strategic voting could once again drive supporters away from the NDP and into the waiting arms of Paul Martin's Liberals, indicates a new opinion survey that comes as the federal election campaign enters its crucial second half. Stakes are high as polling suggests Mr. Martin and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are in a statistical dead heat, leading observers to warn an ugly fight for dominance lies just ahead. And that means NDP supporters who fear a Conservative win could become crucial in the Jan. 23 vote as some consider shifting alliances to tip the balance in the Liberals' favour, says...
  • Nazi March Canceled When Police Disperse Rock-throwing Protesters (ongoing looting)

    10/15/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 1,097 replies · 31,858+ views ^ | 10/15/2005 | N/A
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police used tear gas to break up a rock-throwing crowd that had gathered to protest a planned march Saturday by the National Socialist Movement. At least two dozen members of a Roanoke, Va.-based group that calls itself "America's Nazi Party" had gathered at Wilson Park just before noon and were to march under police protection.
  • Canadians Hit the Beach, Join Katrina Relief Efforts

    09/15/2005 4:36:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 476+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Sailors and Soldiers from two of three Canadian ships operating in the Gulf of Mexico joined U.S. Sailors Sept. 14 in providing support to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts here. Canadian service members from HMCS Ville De Quebec (FFH 332) and HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) joined Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 Detachment Key West, Fla., along with Sailors from USS Bataan (LPD 5). Canadian sailors and soldiers left their homeport just days after the hurricane to come help aid in relief efforts. Their first stop was Pensacola, Fla., where the ships dropped off more...
  • Will Ottawa's anti-Americanism have a cost?

    08/06/2005 2:35:46 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 77 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | August 6, 2005 | Ted Byfield
    Harvey M. Sapolsky, who directs the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told some unpleasant home truths to Canadians last month in a full-page article published in the National Post. There has been little response to it, either officially or editorially, and that is significant. "Canada is a security risk to the United States," wrote Sapolsky. "Anti-Americanism is the unstated essence of the modern Canadian identity." But there are reasons for this. After the Second World War, when Canada's historic British connection began to decline, "the threat of being absorbed, not by a conquering but by a...
  • Canadian Task Force 'JTF2' to hunt al-Qaeda in Afghanistan

    07/18/2005 5:34:43 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 2,098+ views
    The Globe & Mail ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | DANIEL LEBLANC
    OTTAWA -- Canada's elite JTF2 soldiers are heading to Afghanistan as part of a 2,000-troop deployment that will target the "detestable murderers and scumbags" behind the rise in international terrorism, General Rick Hillier said yesterday. In a blunt briefing that signalled a new aggressiveness at the top of the Canadian Forces, the Chief of the Defence Staff said the impending operations are risky but necessary in light of last week's bombings in the British public-transit system. "The London attack actually tells us once more: We can't let up," Gen. Hillier told reporters. He said terrorists are ready to target Canada...
  • Happy Canada Day

    07/01/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by Dan Lacey · 14 replies · 922+ views ^ | 7/1/05 | Dan Lacey
  • Embedded Visas -- 'Free Trade' Means a Flow of Workers Across Borders

    06/30/2005 5:26:31 AM PDT · by eakole · 2 replies · 404+ views
    The Social Contract ^ | Winter 2003 | Rob Sanchez
    "…In 1995, the GATS agreement borrowed a World Trade Organization (WTO) term that describes the process of moving human capital across international borders. This process is called the ìMovement of Natural Persons,î(1) which refers to the entry and temporary stay of human laborers for the purpose of providing ìservicesî for employers. The term ìnatural personsî is an Orwellian euphemism used by the WTO to describe working class people who are considered to be nothing more than mere commodities. Immigration policies restricting the flow of ìnatural personsî would be considered a violation of the WTO rules because borders must be kept...
  • Quebec rejects introduction of Sharia law into legal system in the province

    05/26/2005 2:34:48 PM PDT · by youngtory · 37 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Recorder ^ | May 26,2005 | Les Perreaux
    Quebec rejects introduction of Sharia law into legal system in the province LES PERREAUX QUEBEC (CP) - While Ontario considers a move to allow Islamic law to help settle some family disputes, Quebec sent a clear message Thursday it will not permit Muslim tribunals. Quebec lawmakers from all parties voted unanimously in the legislature to reject the use of Islamic tribunals in the legal system. The vote was a pre-emptive strike to stop a growing movement among some Muslims to have the religion to play a role in family law. The member of the Quebec Liberal government who led the...
  • Majlis committee calls for ban on Canadians visiting Iran

    05/23/2005 9:17:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 293+ views
    TehranTimes ^ | May 23, 2005
    Majlis committee calls for ban on Canadians visiting Iran May 23, 2005 Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN – In a statement on Sunday the Majlis Foreign Relations Committee condemned the Canadian foreign minister for his recent offensive remarks against the Islamic Republic. The committee urged the Foreign Ministry to pursue the issue and called for banning Canadian nationals from visiting Iran. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew said this week that his country will further limit diplomatic contacts with Iran to back demands for justice in the case of the late Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, according to the Associated Press....