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  • Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public

    10/19/2017 8:45:10 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 50 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10/18/2017 | Ashifa Kassam
    The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services – ushering in a law believed to be the first of its kind in North America. The legislation was adopted on Wednesday, capping off two years of work by the province’s Liberal government to address the issue of state neutrality. The resulting law has been condemned by critics who say it deliberately targets Muslim women and will fuel the province’s simmering debate on identity,...
  • Far-right, anti-fascist protesters temporarily shut Quebec border crossing

    09/30/2017 4:04:19 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | Sept 30, 2017 | John Paul Tasker
    A standoff between far-right groups and anti-fascist protesters along the Canadian side of the U.S. border forced police to temporarily shut down the crossing near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., on Saturday. A separate anti-illegal immigrant rally on Parliament Hill, held amid heightened concerns about the arrival of asylum seekers, also provoked a handful of skirmishes, as riot police stepped in to prevent physical violence. Roughly 300 members of the Storm Alliance — a group that identifies as "ultranationalist," and claims to eschew ties to far-right white nationalists — arrived at the border crossing near Lacolle, where thousands of migrants have crossed into...
  • Ontario joins California’s market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | 4:01 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
    California on Friday expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which aims to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is aiming to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the agreement Friday in Quebec at a meeting with officials of both provinces, capping off...
  • 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...
  • Michigan airport stabbing an 'act of terrorism', says FBI

    06/22/2017 8:08:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    france24.com ^ | 2017-06-22
    The FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism" a knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar." The stabbing at Bishop International Airport, in the city of Flint, comes amid a wave of jihadist-inspired attacks in Europe, most recently a foiled bomb assault at a train station in Belgium. US officials identified the suspected assailant, who is in custody and cooperating with investigators, as a 49-year-old Canadian resident from Quebec named Amor Ftouhi. "We're investigating this incident today as an act of terrorism," FBI special agent David Gelios told a news conference,...
  • French Quebec City to Pachabel's Canon on Wine Glasses

    04/23/2017 9:58:41 AM PDT · by mairdie · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzVwp2rSJeQ&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCqRlBa-eUkRBSnoioKOtXQk
    Scenes of Quebec City over Pachabel's Canon, played on water-filled wine glasses by a street musician on the boardwalk.
  • Quebec driver charged after police find suspension made from wooden logs and chicken wire

    04/12/2017 2:36:57 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 48 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | April 11, 2017 | Andrew Seymour
    A driver who used wooden logs and chicken wire to reinforce his vehicle’s suspension was ticketed and had his car impounded by police following a traffic stop in west Quebec. The MRC des Collines police said they pulled the 1999 Toyota Tercel over on Sunday at about 10:45 p.m. on route du Carrefour in Val-des-Monts after noticing the car didn’t have working brake lights. After pulling the car over, they discovered that the 28-year-old driver had no proof of insurance and an open beer in the front seat, police said. A closer inspection of the car also revealed that three...
  • Trudeau airport secure despite concerns about radicalized workers, officials say

    03/29/2017 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 2 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 29, 2017 | Kamila Hikson
    The comments come following a TVA investigation that revealed four airport employees had their security clearance revoked as a precautionary measure due to concerns they were becoming radicalized. According to the report, at least one had access to runways and had been the subject of a police investigation. One suggested committing an attack similar to the one in Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, while another shared ISIS propaganda on his Facebook page. Two of the four employees still work at the airport, according to TVA. Pharand confirmed the people referenced in the report had their security badges withdrawn...
  • Majority of Quebecers opposed to more immigration: poll (55% in Quebec take Trump position)

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

    02/03/2017 6:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | February 3, 2017 | Michelle Ghoussoub
    A Surrey, B.C.-based helpline for Muslim women has been flooded with calls following President Trump's executive order on immigration, and a shooting in a Quebec city mosque. Nisa, an Arabic word for women, is a free, confidential helpline offering counseling services to Muslim women all across Canada and the U.S. Director Tanweer Ebrahim said this week has been particularly difficult for the Muslim community. ​"People are scared of the repercussions the ban will bring, and also after the Quebec shooting, people are frightened," she said. She said Muslim women can feel particularly vulnerable in public places. "Muslim women can easily...
  • What Really Happened at the Grand Mosque in Quebec City?

    02/01/2017 6:32:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/1/17 | Baron Bodissey
    On Sunday night six people were massacred and a number of others wounded when a man opened fire with an automatic weapon in a mosque in Quebec City. Initial reports quoted witnesses as saying that there were multiple gunmen, and that they shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they fired into the crowd. By the following morning, however, the Narrative had completely shifted: there was only one attacker, a white Quebecois; the other man who had initially been arrested (named Mohamed) had morphed into a witness. The legacy media immediately discovered “likes” for Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen on the accused...
  • Mosque shooting suspect in Canada known for far-right views

    01/30/2017 10:10:09 PM PST · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 30, 2017
    The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for far-right, nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen. Alexandre Bissonnette was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims. Bissonnette made a brief court appearance and did not enter a plea in the attack staged during evening prayers Sunday. Wearing a white prisoner jump suit, his...
  • Alexandre Bissonnette: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/30/2017 4:09:24 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    Heavy News ^ | January 30, 2017 | Heavy News
    Alexandre Bissonnette has been accused of killing six people and wounding eight others in a “barbaric” massacre Sunday night at a Quebec City mosque, TVA News reports. The 27-year-old entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec and opened fire with a rifle, shooting members of the mosque as they prayed, police and witnesses say. He is in police custody and was being questioned Monday morning. He has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, the Toronto Star reports. Friends and those who knew him online said he had extreme political beliefs, but was...
  • WH suggests Quebec mosque attack is ‘terrible reminder’ why Trump focusing on national security

    01/30/2017 3:58:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 30, 2017 | Jake Edmiston
    U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the aftermath of the Quebec City mosque attack on Monday, promising to support Canadian police “in any way necessary,” the White House said. Trump passed along condolences for the attack, which killed at least six at the Centre culturel islamique de Quebec on Sunday night. While Trudeau was “extremely appreciative,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, he also careful about drawing conclusions on motives behind the shooting. “The president shared those thoughts,” Spicer said....
  • Strict Gun Control Impotent as Terrorist Opens Fire in Quebec

    01/30/2017 2:13:42 PM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    Canada’s strict gun control, including license requirements for gun ownership and complete bans on certain categories of firearms, proved impotent as a terrorist opened fire inside a Quebec mosque Sunday night. Reuters reports that “six people were killed and eight wounded when [a gunman] opened fire … during Sunday night prayers.” According to The University of Sydney’s GunPolicy.org, “only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition [in Canada].” Those seeking a license to own a gun “must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, addiction and domestic violence records.” Additionally, applicants for...
  • University student identified as shooter in deadly mosque attack

    01/30/2017 12:28:47 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    A French-Canadian university student was identified Monday as the alleged shooter who killed six people and wounded 19 others as they prayed in a Quebec City mosque — an assault the Canadian prime minister called a “terrorist attack.” The suspect, Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was an anthropology and political science student at the University of Laval, the oldest French-language university in North America, a source told Reuters. Bissonnette — who was not previously known to police — lived with his parents in a single-family home on Tracel Street in the Cap-Rouge district, where police conducted a search Monday. Bissonnette’s father is...
  • It's Trump’s Fault [Quebec Shooting]

    01/30/2017 12:17:58 PM PST · by bogusname · 18 replies
    From here on out all "tensions"and/or acts of terrorism between Muslims and the rest of us are the direct results of Trumps Immigration Policies... so says the Left.
  • Police say only one suspect in deadly Quebec City mosque attack

    01/30/2017 10:52:49 AM PST · by balk · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | Les Perreaux, Rhéal Séguin, Verity Stevenson AND Ingrid Peritz
    After initially saying there were two suspects, police from the Sureté du Québec confirmed around noon Monday that there was only one. The other is being considered a witness. Court officials in Quebec City identified the men as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed El Khadir. It was not immediately clear which man was the suspect. The TVA network said Mr. Bisonnette was the only suspect.
  • Police now say 1 suspect in Canada mosque shooting

    01/30/2017 9:57:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 12:39 PM EST | Tracey Lindeman and Rob Gillies
    A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police initially arrested two men but later said just one remains a suspect. More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting erupted Sunday night. In addition to the six who died, five were in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said Monday. The dead ranged in age from 35 to 65. Quebec City court clerk Isabelle Ferland identified...
  • Suspect in Quebec mosque terror attack was of Moroccan origin, report shows

    01/30/2017 6:45:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 January, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain, Ryon Gaydos, AP
    The terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, the Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles reported. They were arrested soon after the shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre Sunday night and were expected to appear in court later Monday, police told reporters. One of the gunman actually turned himself in, calling 911 less than 20 minutes later and giving officers his location so they could arrest him, police said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack, calling it a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” The attackers were students at Université Laval, a school in Quebec, a source close...