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  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    03/04/2015 6:57:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2015 | CBC News
    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Economist Harry Kitchen Economist Harry Kitchen is the author of a recent study advising cities to get rid of seniors' discounts. ( Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely on their age. Those discounts for citizens aged 55 or older include lower bus fares, cheaper fitness classes and sometimes reduced property taxes. Harry Kitchen, the report's author, says a lot of...
  • RCMP Arrests Two Individuals for Terrorism Offences

    01/09/2015 7:20:38 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    Today, following a national security criminal investigation, the RCMP Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested and charged two individuals from Ottawa with a number of terrorism offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. Ashton Carleton Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Facilitating terrorist activity (Sec. 83.19), Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18), and for Instructing to carry out activity for a terrorist group (Sec. 83.21 (1)). Carlos Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18) and for Attempting to leave Canada to participate in...
  • Legendary Montreal Canadiens star Jean Beliveau dead

    12/02/2014 10:08:25 PM PST · by xp38 · 31 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | December 2 2014 | Mike Zeisberger
    Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest legends to ever play in the National Hockey League, has passed away. He was 83. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, Beliveau scored 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125 games over parts of 20 seasons, all as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Beliveau was the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP, winning the award in the Canadiens’ 1965 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. In the end, Beliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times with the Canadiens. Along with being the captain of...
  • Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead

    A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police. Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers - one uniformed and one not - around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • VIOLENCE AT MONTREAL RALLY – Pro-Hamas Thugs Drag Jewish Woman on Ground (Video)

    07/27/2014 3:49:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Palestine rally in Montreal turned violent on Saturday.A woman with an Israeli flag was attacked.Pro-Hamas thugs tried to grab an Israeli flag from an Israel supporter and then dragged the woman on the ground.
  • There’s wreckovation, and then there is this

    07/27/2014 5:05:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 25, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In Iraq, ISIS is bulldozing churches and turned the Cathedral of Mosul into a mosque. Meanwhile, many thousands of miles away…… in the National Post: What’s happening to Montreal’s churches? Quebec finding new ways to preserve its heritage in a secular ageMONTREAL — Weight machines fill the space where once there were pews, and visitors sip nutritional green smoothies, not communion wine. But despite its dramatic transformation into a private gym and spa, the onetime Dominican St. Jude’s Shrine on Montreal’s St. Denis Street remains a temple of sorts.“It becomes almost a religion for some people,” Sonya Audrey Bonin, general...
  • Police track down motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h (Montreal)

    07/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 07/11/2014 | ANNE SUTHERLAND
    A motorcyclist going in excess of 200 kilometres an hour on Highway 40 was tracked down at his Laval home Friday after he evaded police. Sûrété du Québec officers noticed the speedster at 3 a.m. near Côte-de-Liesse Rd. and went after him with their lights flashing and siren blaring. The motorcyclist refused to pull over and continued west
  • RCMP raids Muslim relief group’s offices as Canada declares it a terrorist organization

    04/29/2014 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The RCMP has conducted searches in Ontario and Quebec as part of an investigation into a Muslim relief organization that federal auditors accuse of sending almost $15-million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams raided the head office of the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, as well as a private residence in Montreal. “An extensive amount of documentary evidence along with stored media, money and other records were seized,” the RCMP said in a statement issued shortly after the government announced the former charity...
  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    04/15/2014 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT | Alexandra Olson
    Montreal’s mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the “elephant in the room” when trying to lure investment to Canada’s second-largest city. At a luncheon speech to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Denis Coderre said he is looking to New York City for inspiration. He highlighted the creation of Montreal’s Inspector General’s office, which has sweeping powers to investigate municipal contracts. The new agency is inspired partly by New York City’s Department of Investigations, created in 1873 in response to...
  • Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM

    02/17/2014 11:23:57 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:28 AM 02/17/2014 | (uncredited that I can see)
    A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist. Read more:
  • Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator

    01/30/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 83 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Woman dies after hijab, hair get tangled in Montreal escalator MONTREAL — A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m. He alerted transit workers, who called police. When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. "We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren't able to save her," paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency. The exact circumstances of the woman's death weren't immediately clear, but Montreal police...
  • Gun registry’s fate in limbo 24 years after massacre

    12/06/2013 2:01:31 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jason Magder
    Born in the wake of this country’s worst school shooting, the long-gun registry has particular significance for Quebecers. The anniversaries of Montreal’s École Polytechnique massacre — when a lone gunman killed 14 women on Dec. 6, 1989 — have often been marked by announcements both federal and provincial to toughen gun laws. The long-gun registry was announced around the five-year anniversary of the tragedy by Allan Rock, the federal justice minister at the time. Now, 19 years after the registry was created and 24 years after Marc Lépine opened fire on female students with a legally obtained Ruger Mini-14, the...
  • Man Caught with Bomb-Making Materials Trying to Board LAX-Bound Flight

    10/29/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Marina del Rey Patch ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Craign Clough
    Antony Piazza is stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning. Piazza was stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning when bomb components -- but no actual explosives -- were found in his carry-on luggage, and his duplex in the Montreal suburb of La Salle was searched, according to media reports from Montreal. Antony Piazza, who changed his name from Houshang Nazemi in 1986, ... A native of Tehran, Iran, Piazza moved to Canada in 1979. In 1985, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to CBC News...
  • Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Montréal Shoe Store

    06/28/2013 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/28/2013, 3:46 AM | Dalit Halevi
    In the latest anti-Semitic incident in Montreal, the phrase “f--- Israhell” and two swastikas were scrawled on June 14 on the Naot shoe store located on St. Denis Street, Shalom Toronto reported. … The Jewish-owned Naot shoe store has been over the past two years the target of a boycott campaign led by the anti-Israel group PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity). Activists from PAJU try to persuade the public not to buy Israeli products. …
  • Mob Wife Convicted For Murdering Daughters

    06/26/2013 5:50:57 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/26/13 | Friends of Ours
    Apparently mob life is inconsistent with family values. Adele Sorella, the wife of reputed Rizzuto associate Giuseppe De Vito, has been convicted for the 2009 murders of their eight- and nine-year-old daughters in Montreal, QB Canada, and she was sentenced to life in prison as reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette. At the time of the murders Sorella's dirtbag husband was on the lam from drug charges. De Vito finally was apprehended in October 2010, and last June was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for his role in a cocaine smuggling operation through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International...
  • Montreal Mayor Hit With Corruption Charges

    06/17/2013 1:59:12 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/17/13 | Friends of Ours
    Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested on corruption charges which "relate to obtaining permission and political support for two real estate projects" between 2006 and 2011 when he headed a city borough as reported by CBC News. Applebaum took over mayoral responsibilities in the City of Saints after his predecessor Gérald Tremblay resigned last November amid a corruption inquiry into allegations that the Montreal Mafia and public officials were colluding together in the award of government contracts to construction companies from which they took kickbacks. In January Applebaum fended off claims that he was mobbed up, and held a...
  • 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:...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Single Junk-Food Meal Can Damage Arteries

    11/01/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 1, 2012 | UPI
    TORONTO — A single junk-food meal rich in saturated fat is detrimental to the health of the arteries, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Anil Nigam and colleagues at the University of Montreal-affiliated EPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute compared the effects of a junk-food meal and a typical Mediterranean meal on the vascular endothelium, the inner lining of the blood vessels. Endothelial function is closely linked to the long-term risk of developing coronary artery disease.
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • The Fascist Boogie Fever (Rise of Golden Dawn (Nazi Greece)

    05/13/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies ^ | 5.13.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    All hail, or should we say ‘heil,’ the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. It’s all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government – about 7% of the controlling body – and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden...
  • Jerry 'The King' Lawler collapses at WWE ringside

    09/11/2012 12:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 September 2012
    Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced. "Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," a statement on WWE's website said. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family." Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole...
  • Italian Prosecutor: Calabrian Mafia "Is Quickly Spreading In The United States"

    06/16/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has emerged as the world's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries. Indeed, Nicola Gratteri, a top anti-Mafia prosecutor in Italy warns that "this mafia is quickly spreading in the United States, particularly in Florida and New York" as reported by Beatrice Borromeo for The Daily Beast: Gratteri's latest operations have led to the sentencing of 34 'Ndrangheta members and have uncovered a...
  • Possible human foot sent to Conservative Party HQ

    05/29/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | Tue May. 29 2012 3:42:35 PM
    Ottawa police say the suspicious package sent to the Conservative Party of Canada's headquarters appears to be a human foot. Police say a call about a suspicious package at 130 Albert St. came in around 11:20 a.m. The package, which police confirm was sent through Canada Post, was partially opened when police arrived. Police also say the package possibly had blood stains on it. CPC spokesperson Fred Delorey would only confirm that "a suspicious package was sent to our office" and directed all other questions to Ottawa police. The major crime unit is now in charge of the investigation. RCMP...
  • Canada police launch manhunt for (bisexual) porn actor in severed body parts case

    05/31/2012 3:08:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    A porn actor is wanted in a gruesome case of dismembered body parts that were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada, police said. Canadian police named a suspect in a gruesome murder case involving a dismembered torso, mailed-out body parts, and what one senior officer said was the worst crime scene his force has ever seen. Montreal police released a photograph of a man they said is Luka Rocco Magnotta, who they said also uses the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, and asked people across Canada to help locate him....
  • Media Begs Mitt to Denounce Trump, Rush

    05/30/2012 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. So President Obama gives the highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a Marxist socialist. What is the media narrative? The media narrative is Romney is out of kilter with America because he will not denounce Donald Trump as a supporter. While Obama is honoring Marxists and socialists (Toni Morrison is one as well), the media is ripping Romney to shreds for being out of touch with America because Trump is a supporter and contributor. Last night and this morning, we have a media montage of media people demanding that Romney denounce Trump and me....
  • Trump Blasts Blitzer on Birther Interview

    05/30/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Back to this Trump business. You know, the cable networks are running headlines, something like, "Romney Victory Lap Overshadowed by Trump." And they're all on this theme. Last night Trump was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. Yeah, here it is. It's quite telling. After a report about Trump questioning Obama's place of birth, 'cause he's still out there talking about that, Wolf Blitzer said, "Donald, thanks very much for joining us." TRUMP: I thought that your introduction was highly inappropriate, but that's okay because I've gotten to know you over the years. BLITZER: Well, listen, Donald, I...
  • Porn actor suspected of dismembering acquaintance still on the loose

    05/31/2012 5:11:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2012 | David Ariosto
    (Rocco Luka Magnotta, 29, is a suspect in the discovery of a man's torso in Montreal.) (CNN) -- The search continued Thursday for a gay porn actor suspected of dismembering his acquaintance, posting the video of the incident online and mailing the severed limbs to different locations in Ottawa, including to a political party's headquarters, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation. Authorities are searching for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who they allege is responsible for a human torso discovered in Montreal, thought to be linked to a human hand and foot that were separately mailed from...
  • Please Help Catch This Monster! (Vanity Post)

    02/03/2012 6:15:38 PM PST · by Houmatt · 15 replies ^ | February 3, 2012 | Houmatt
    Over the past two years, a man from Toronto, Ontario, CA has posted videos to YouTube (which were subsequently removed) of a very graphic and disturbing nature.The first(from 2010) contained two small kittens which were placed inside a vacuum bag from which all air was removed and they were made to suffocate.The second, posted a year later (November 2011), showed another kitten that was fed to an albino burmese python. The third, released shortly after, gave the image of a cat taped to a broom handle and lowered into a bathtub filled with water to be drowned. Efforts of individual...
  • Body-parts victim a Chinese student in Montreal

    06/01/2012 2:19:14 PM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 12 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 1, 2012 | CBC News with files from the Associated Press
    An international manhunt for a Canadian suspect intensified today as authorities identified the victim of a gruesome killing and dismemberment as Lin Jun, a Chinese student who was studying in Montreal. Montreal police have confirmed Lin, 33, was killed about a week ago. Authorities believe he was in a relationship with Luka Rocco Magnotta, a self-styled porn star who fled Canada last weekend, and is now wanted for first-degree murder and carrying out an indignity to a human body. Montreal authorities believe Magnotta killed Lin and videotaped the act, before mailing body parts to political parties in Ottawa.
  • Alleged Cat Killer Turns Alleged Murderer In Canada

    05/30/2012 11:31:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Pet Pardons News ^ | May 30, 2012 | Ariel Wulff
    Canadian police are searching for a man in connection with a murder in Montreal. A male human torso was discovered in a suitcase in a pile of garbage at Place Lucy and Décarie in Montreal Tuesday morning. Although authorities have not released the name of the victim, they have released the name of a suspect: 29-year-old Luka Rocco Magnotta. Magnotta is a name well known in the animal rescue community. In 2010, a video surfaced of him on YouTube, torturing and killing two kittens. Photos of Magnotta holding various terrified animals as well as a list of his aliases made...
  • Police obtain video of body parts killing; suspect dated sex-killer Karla Homolka

    05/30/2012 5:45:11 PM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 12 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | May 30, 2012 | Meghan Hurley, Chloé Fedio and Gary Dimmock
    OTTAWA — A man who once dated notorious sex-killer Karla Homolka now stands accused of murder himself after the grisly discovery of a torso in Montreal, whose severed foot and hand were mailed to the Conservative and Liberal party offices in Ottawa. Montreal police have confirmed that Luka Rocco Magnotta — also known by the aliases Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov — had dated Homolka. . . . An extensive online profile depicts Magnotta as an alleged former stripper and porn star, who gained notoriety for posting videos of killing kittens online. Various glamour shots show a young man, who is wanted...
  • Porn actor named as suspect in body parts case [Canada: foot & hand mailed to Conservative HQ]

    05/30/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 29 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Wed May. 30 2012 3:19:17 PM
    MONTREAL — Police have named a suspect in the shocking case where dismembered body parts were mailed to Ottawa, including the headquarters of the governing Conservative party. Montreal police say 29-year-old Rocco Luka Magnotta is wanted in connection with a suspected homicide. A man by that same name has a huge presence on the Internet -- as a low-budget adult film actor and for controversial videos he has posted online in the past. There is considerable online chatter that the killing and other gruesome acts on the body were videotaped and posted on the Internet. Magnotta, believed to be originally...
  • Canada: Severed foot sent to party office ["another human body part" also]

    05/29/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT | unattributed
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday. Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside. Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada...
  • Alleged terrorist missing after being deported

    03/04/2003 2:30:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Canada Press ^ | March 4, 2003 | BRIAN DALY
    MONTREAL (CP) - The family of accused terrorist collaborator Mourad Ikhlef said Monday they fear for his life after he went missing following his deportation to Algeria. Ikhlef, who was flown to Algiers from Montreal on Friday, had claimed he might be killed if he were sent back to his North African homeland. An official with the federal Immigration Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Ikhlef's deportation on Monday, adding the department didn't know his whereabouts. "I don't know what the situation is," said the official. "I'm not even going to speculate why he hasn't shown." Ikhlef's brother,...
  • Protesters storm Montreal university, gang up on students in class

    05/17/2012 7:44:28 AM PDT · by docbnj · 37 replies
    Globe & Mail [left-wing] ^ | 16 May 2012 | Myles Dolphin
    Protesters stormed into a university, many of them with their faces covered by masks, and worked through the hallways Wednesday on the hunt for classes to disrupt. The intrusions were orchestrated by protesters seeking to enforce their declared strikes. They resented the fact that some students had used legal injunctions to return to school. “They’re trying to make us afraid to go back to class,” UQAM law student Celina Toia said after talking to the officers, who were sitting in a van. “Teachers are more than willing to give their classes, so they’re trying to make it extremely inconvenient. They’re...
  • Generation Whatever: Protester Without a Cause

    05/05/2012 12:48:13 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | May 5, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Acts of public protests are nothing new. From time to time, certain trigger issues will emerge which cause the general public to rally en masse for or against or both on the topic. The 1960’s were defined by both the anti-Vietnam War ‘hippie’ crowd, comprised mostly of the younger generation, and civil rights marches in the sometimes bloody battle for racial equality. The neon, Cold War ‘80’s saw protests against nuclear proliferation as well as its use as an energy source, and South Africa’s Apartheid policies, along with the starving in Ethiopia, were the main social causes. Even back before...
  • Italy Investigates Public Officials For Mob Ties

    12/02/2011 5:20:07 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/02/11 | Friends of Ours
    In an unusual move an Italian magistrate has publicly announced a wide-ranging investigation to target public officials who have become dirty tools for the country's Mafia groups as reported by Michael Day for The Independent: "organised crime was continuing to spread through Italy 'like a cancer' thanks to the 'white-collar mafia' of acquiescent public officials and politicians." Magistrate Ilda Boccassini's bold announcement follows the arrests earlier this week of a cop, a judge and a politician for allegedly servicing the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia. * * * The 'Ndrangheta has become Italy's most powerful Mafia group due to its obscene...
  • Montrealer faces charge of cultic activity over ‘illegal’ Catholic mass

    09/28/2011 6:34:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | September 27, 2011
    MONTREAL — Paula Celani will be in a Montreal courtroom Nov. 1 fighting a fine for attending an illegal Roman Catholic Mass.Canadians of all religious faiths – and even those who care only about protecting Charter freedoms – should cross their fingers that she wins.Celani actually showed up to fight the case this week. Alas, three public sector “witnesses” expected to testify against her were no shows so the matter was delayed until the day after Halloween.“I’m not sure why I’m the one who has to make the effort to come back when they’re the ones who didn’t show up,”...
  • Canadian Nazis

    04/18/2011 5:15:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagmagazine ^ | 4-18-11 | Emmanuel Navon
    Editor’s note: the following article, reprinted from, was written by Dr. Emmanuel Navon regarding his recent lecture at Montreal University. During his time at the university, Dr. Navon was harassed for being an Israeli Jew. Last week, Montréal University (l’Université du Québec à Montréal, or UQÀM) made me feel good: After I delivered my lecture there, I was surrounded by four bodyguards that rushed me through a backdoor and then into a car that drove off speedily. What fun: I felt like a head of State kept away from the mob or like James Bond narrowly escaping a Soviet...
  • University Protects Student Who Issued Jihadist Death Threats Against Conservatives and Jews

    03/27/2011 8:17:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 3/27/11 | Lisa Graas
    Lisa Graas has covered politics and religion at her blog since 2008. She has served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, youth speaker, mental health advocate and legislative consultant This popular post was originally published March 22, 2011. I should have brought an M16…My blood is boiling…I want to shoot everyone in this room. These are some of the terroristic words of McGill University (MU) student Haaris Khan, tweeted in reference to Conservatives, Libertarians and Jews. The following day he tweeted, The jihad begins today. Despite university policy which prohibits threats of violence, and with a police investigation underway, MU...
  • I Found My Thrill Blowing Up McGill

    03/21/2011 7:54:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mike Adams
    The irony is never ending in higher education these days. College administrators are so steeped in the ideology of political correctness that they fail to miss an opportunity to help make their opponents’ argument for them. Such was the case after a Jihadist recently Tweeted death threats at a campus screening of Indoctrinate-U. Students at McGill University in Montreal are outraged at the politically correct response of Morton J. Mendelson - the Deputy Provost of Student Life & Learning at McGill. And they should be outraged by his cowardice. For those who aren’t aware, Indoctrinate-U. is a documentary by my...
  • University Downplays Student's Jihad Threat

    03/21/2011 2:50:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | Todd Starnes
    Montreal police are investigating a student who made threats against a conservative club at McGill University, even though university officials determined the student’s threats about jihad and wanting to “shoot everyone in the room” were harmless. A spokesman for the Montreal Police Service told the Toronto Star they take the threat allegedly made by Haaris Khan seriously. Khan attended a viewing of the documentary “Indoctrinate-U,” sponsored by Conservative McGill, a student organization affiliated with Canada’s Conservative Party. During the viewing, Khan is accused of making death treats using his Twitter account.
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • Music produces a natural high, McGill study finds

    01/10/2011 4:48:14 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 25 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | JANUARY 10, 2011 | MARGARET MUNRO
    <p>Music triggers the same pleasure-reward system in the brain as food, sex and illicit drugs, according to McGill University researchers who have been peering into minds of music lovers.</p> <p>They've discovered the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine is released when people listen to their favourite music, be it rock, jazz or classical.</p>
  • Canada Extradited Bombing Plot Suspect; Held in Dutch Jail

    07/19/2002 5:23:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Worldnews Headlines ^ | July 19 2002 | The Associated Press
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A suspect wanted in a plot to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Paris has been extradited from Canada and ordered held in a Dutch jail for investigation, prosecutors said Friday. The Algerian-born suspect, identified in court documents as Amine Mezbar, 34, was transferred to the Netherlands Thursday evening and brought before a judicial commission Friday in Rotterdam, where two other suspects in the case also are being held. No trial date has been set, said Marjan van Kempen of the public prosecutor's office. In the normal judicial process, the judicial commission's task is to affirm...
  • Exterminating The Rizzuto Clan

    11/21/2010 5:43:48 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/21/10 | Friends of Ours
    It's been a tough year for reputed Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto who sits in a prison cell at the federal penitentiary in Florence, CO following his 2007 racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family capos in NYC. Earlier this month his 86-year-old father Nicolo Rizzuto was slain, and last December his 42-year-old son Nick Rizzuto Jr. was murdered. Mob watcher Antonio Nicaso says it's obvious the Rizzutos are being "exterminated," and the killings are an emphatic message to the imprisoned Vito "that his days as a crime boss are over" as reported by Chris Doucette...
  • Via Rail train kills 3 in Montreal : Victims may have been spraying graffiti, police say

    10/31/2010 9:35:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | October 31, 2010
    Montreal police Const. Anie Lemieux said the initial investigation suggests the youths may have been spray-painting graffiti. It's believed they had parked their cars near the scene before heading to the tracks. Lemieux said they were in an area where it would have been difficult to hear trains approaching.
  • Fear of elves made Montreal man get powerful guns

    10/15/2010 2:58:09 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 68 replies · 1+ views
    CTV ^ | October 15, 2010 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL — A man charged with uttering death threats on Facebook armed himself with high-powered weapons because he feared he was being stalked by elves, a Montreal court was told Wednesday. Quebec provincial police told David Abitbol's bail hearing that he told a friend on the Internet that his .12-gauge shotgun was just what he needed to kill the mythical creatures. A disturbing portrait emerged of the 28-year-old Abitbol during Wednesday's proceedings in which the Crown reported that an initial evaluation indicated that he was fit to stand trial. "There's nothing at this point to make us doubt his ability...
  • Another Rizzuto Mobster Gunned Down

    09/30/2010 7:21:31 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/30/10 | Friends of Ours
    Early Wednesday morning Rizzuto crime family associate Ennio Bruni was gunned down outside Café Bellerose in the Montreal, QC Canada suburb of Laval as reported by Tim Snow for the Montreal Gazette: "Bruni had been named as a money-runner in Laval gaming houses for the Rizzuto clan - and also as a bodyguard for Francesco del Balso, an alleged bookmaker and Mafia underboss who court documents linked with attempts to launder illegal gambling and drug profits." At the current death rate Rizzuto mobsters quickly may become an extinct species. Last July family leader Agostino Cuntrera and his driver and body...