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  • ‘Just me and Allah': Photographer seeks to capture diversity of Islam

    03/29/2015 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS ^ | March 28, 2015 | BY ELISABETH PONSOT
    As a child, photographer and editor Samra Habib lived within what she describes as the strict “culture of surveillance” of mainstream Islam. But as she grew into her 20s, Habib began to question her sexuality — as well as her own understanding of what it meant to be Muslim. “There’s a wide range of diversity that exists within Islam,” she said. “The conversations I would have with other queer Muslims, I realized this was a voice that wasn’t being heard.” Inspired by her peers, many of whom attend Unity Mosque, a “human positive” mosque in Toronto, Canada, Habib decided to...
  • Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for Ebola

    03/18/2015 2:59:36 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Lethbridge Herald ^ | 03/18/2015
    Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for EbolaTORONTO – A person who recently travelled in West Africa is being assessed in a Toronto hospital to see if she has Ebola. But an infectious diseases expert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says the likelihood the person will test positive for the ...
  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • Police find Toronto tunnel builders, say they meant no harm

    03/02/2015 11:53:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies ^ | Mar. 02 2015 | Globe staff and The Canadian Press
    The builders of Toronto’s mysterious tunnel just wanted a place to “hang out,” police said Monday after announcing they had found the two men responsible and would not be charging them. The pair, whom police tracked down thanks to tips from the public, told investigators they built the tunnel for “personal reasons” and their explanation has been verified, Constable Victor Kwong said. Constable Kwong said police have determined there was never any criminal intent or danger to public safety. Toronto bylaw enforcement said they would look into whether any city rules had been breached and whether any tickets or fines...
  • Shopsy's drops the 'Bill Cosby' sandwich

    02/26/2015 2:42:35 AM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | February 25 2015 | Maryam Shah
    TORONTO - The Shopsy’s Deli chain has assigned a new name to a featured sandwich which was called the “Bill Cosby” for years. The corned beef sandwich had been named after the embattled comedian for several years before the current owners bought the restaurants, said Gavin Quinn, president of the Irish Embassy Group. The company bought Shopsy’s around eight years ago with the sandwich already on the menu. “I don’t even think people really associate it with the celebrity,” Quinn said. “They know it more as a food item.” A number of women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them....
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

    02/23/2015 10:27:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:50AM GMT 24 Feb 2015 | (AFP)
    A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks. A municipal worker was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway, the public broadcaster CBC said. The tunnel was about 23 feet long and 22.5 meters tall and was lit by an electric generator. The walls and ceilings had been reinforced and tools had been left inside....
  • [Toronto] Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue

    02/23/2015 6:59:06 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 47 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Sarah Bridge, John Lancaster
    National security officials have been notified that an underground tunnel was discovered near a venue for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto, CBC News has learned. The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto's Rexall Centre and York University's Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at around 2˝ metres in height, and was about seven metres long. The tunnel had lights inside, powered by a generator, and the walls and ceiling were reinforced. Sources told CBC News that the tunnel was filled in by authorities.
  • New York’s Anti-Manspreading Campaign Cost $76,707

    01/16/2015 4:06:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The advertising campaign in New York telling men to stop “manspreading” has cost the city’s taxpayers more than $76,000.“Dude…Stop the Spread, Please” was the biggest takeaway from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) new campaign announced last month, instructing riders on proper subway etiquette. “Manspreading” is when a man keeps his legs apart while sitting.Invoices obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the MTA through a Freedom of Information Law request reveal that the campaign has cost $76,707.70.The MTA hired Edison Lithograph and Printing Corp. to print thousands of posters and placards, which will appear in 2,600 subway cars. The company...
  • Arron Barberian, Toronto restaurateur, fights off mugger

    12/24/2014 1:24:12 PM PST · by BBell · 13 replies
    Toronto police have arrested a man after Toronto restaurateur Arron Barberian fought off a would-be thief in broad daylight in front of his downtown steakhouse. 'I whipped him to the ground a couple of times.'- Arron Barberian The attack happened as Barberian, 50, was taking a cash box from one of his two Elm Street restaurants at about 10:20 a.m. ET on Monday.A man approached from behind and grabbed the box. But Barberian hung on, and fought back. "He pushed me, you know I pushed back. He grabbed the money and then I whipped him to the ground a couple...
  • Muslim barber refuses to cut hair of lesbian: Whose rights trump whose?

    03/09/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 03/03/2014 | Howard Portnoy
    Being a believer in all -isms can get hairy at times. Take as an illustration a case reported in the Toronto Sun by Ezra Levant: So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a “businessmen’s haircut”.It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint.Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s hairdo.Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows...
  • What GLAAD and Muslim Extremists Have in Common

    02/05/2014 8:14:50 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 5, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation. The OIC is the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, a 56-state organization which constitutes the largest voting bloc in the UN. At first glance, the two groups would not seem to have much in common—particularly when one considers the general antipathy toward homosexuals in the Muslim world.Upon further consideration, however, there are some interesting similarities between the two groups. For example, both are in the anti-defamation business. So as not to exclude bisexuals and transgenders, GLAAD no longer uses the full title, but its mission—to protect the gay community from...
  • residence of Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling — a dilapidated semi in Toronto

    11/21/2014 7:08:32 PM PST · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Laura Lind
    If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last week on MLS, the modest two-story Riverdale semidetached was the final residence of the Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova. The highest ranking member of the Russian imperial family to emigrate to North America, Olga convalesced in the care of Russian friends who ran the beauty shop on the main floor....
  • Canada Heart Ache: Ford family gone from Toronto Mayor’s office

    10/28/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday was a sad day for the nation’s bloggers. After a long, fruitful run of stories involving binge drinking parties, DWI, crack smoking and gaffes which provided fodder for late night shows and web editors alike, the Ford family will exit the offices of the Toronto mayor. Rob Ford’s brother Doug has lost his last minute bid to replace his ailing sibling. Doug Ford, the almost equally colorful brother of blustery, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, lost his bid to succeed his brother in the city’s top job Monday night — but the scandal-ridden mayor was elected to the...
  • Live: John Tory elected Toronto's next mayor

    10/27/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT · by xp38 · 15 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 27 2014 | Don Peat , Shawn Jeffords, QMIAgency
    TORONTO - Here's the story: Toronto's new mayor is John Tory. As the polls predicted, the frontrunner cruised to victory on Monday night defeating Olivia Chow and Doug Ford in the race for the city's top job. The Tory win caps off a 10-month long campaign and sets the stage for a much quieter Toronto City Hall after Mayor Rob Ford's turbulent reign.
  • Five Time Loser John Tory Once Again Snatching Defeat from Jaws of Victory in Toronto Mayoral Race

    10/08/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Mitch Wolfe
    John Tory's unfair smear against Doug Ford has badly backfired against John Tory Once again on the brink of victory, John Tory has falsely accused his main rival, Doug Ford, of being, racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.” It looks like déjĺ vu, all over again In 2007, the then Ontario provincial Conservative leader John Tory, ahead in the polls in a provincial campaign. was cruising to victory. But then Tory, unbeknownst to his closest advisers, decided to pander to the many ethnic and religious groups in Ontario. So Tory then launched into a campaign for the public funding of private faith-based...
  • Toronto hospital testing patient for possible case of Ebola

    10/02/2014 4:21:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Global ^ | 10-2-2014 | Andrew Russel
    A patient at a Toronto hospital is being tested for Ebola as well as other possible illnesses. Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) confirmed a patient was admitted to one of the four hospitals within the health network with a fever, and had recently traveled to West Africa. Advertisement Related Stories • Traffic moves past Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on September 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had recently traveled to Dallas from Liberia marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside...
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 38 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Doug Ford

    09/12/2014 6:12:57 PM PDT · by Hieronymus · 5 replies
    680 News ^ | Sept. 12, 2014 | 680 News
    FReep this poll.
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    09/10/2014 10:19:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 1:04 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor,” is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said. Dr. Rueben Devlin from Humber Regional Hospital said Wednesday night that Ford had been complaining of abdominal pains and that an examination has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor. He said Ford had been suffering from stomach pains for at least three months and they had worsened in the last 24 hours. “It became unbearable for him,” he said. …
  • Rob Ford has tumour in abdomen; Doctors say more tests needed for prognosis

    09/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    CP24 ^ | 9/10/14 | Sandie Benitah
    Mayor Ford has a tumour in his abdomen, doctors say, but it will be a few days before we know the true scope of his diagnosis. Dr. Rueben Devlin, president and CEO of Humber River Hospital, made the announcement Wednesday night with the mayor’s brother Coun. Doug Ford by his side. Doug Ford was visibly upset as he spoke to media asking for privacy for himself and his family. He would not answer any questions about what the mayor’s health setback would mean for the mayoral campaign. “It saddens me that I have to be here today,” Ford said. “Rob...
  • Woman charged with sexual assault on man in downtown Toronto, police believe there are more victims

    09/09/2014 4:20:05 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | September 9, 2014 | Josh Visser
    A woman has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a man after an alleged break-in of a home in downtown Toronto early Saturday morning. Police say the woman entered a home in the Dundas Street West-McCaul Street area through an unlocked door at about 3 a.m. Saturday morning and then confronted the tenants of the home with pepper spray. The woman then sexually assaulted a man, police said in a brief statement. The woman was arrested later Saturday.
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • New Toronto restaurant staffed with deaf waiters

    08/04/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 29, 2014 | The National
    Ioanna Roumeliotis visits Signs, Canada's first restaurant staffed with deaf waiters.
  • Toronto Transit Commission’s new slogan—‘Death to Israel’

    07/30/2014 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ok, so the headline is a tad misleading. But for anyone who has ever ridden the TTC’s buses, streetcars or subways, or drove behind five streetcars piled up at a stop, it is really no more misleading than their current slogan which is “the better way.”
  • Release Your Whys And Let Your ( (( Constant )) ) Abide In Peace

    07/29/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-29-14 | Jedediah
    My ways are not your ways , do not the planets hang in their places and move at my very command and will ?! So is your life that revolves around me, so do not fight my will for you for this friction will wear you to dust . "Release" your soul, spirit and life completely into my life and leave ALL your whys to me . I AM your ( (( constant )) ) and eternal and my path for you is irrevocable by the enemy if you remain in My will that is your "True Path" . Fast...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • Sunwing flight escorted by F-16 jets back to Toronto for emergency landing

    07/25/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by balk · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | CBC News
    Sunwing Flight 772 took off for Panama City on this morning, but was turned around after 45 minutes in the air for an emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because of an "unruly passenger." Sunwing officials say a passenger was making threats, some of which concerned the security of the plane. Pilots activated their emergency response plan and returned to Toronto. Two U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio, were dispatched to escort the plane back to Toronto, North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) confirmed. The F-16s flew with the commercial plane out of U.S. airspace to Toronto as...
  • A Tale of Two Cities (startling comparison between Chicago and Toronto)

    07/10/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT · by seacapn · 32 replies
    Online viral image ^ | Early Juny, 2014 | N/A; online image
    I thought this was kind of amusing...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from Blogwrath‘s recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to “Arab bullies,” but the reason why they...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Using Cocaine, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Crack

    07/02/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Terence M. Cullen
    Ford, who returned to work this week after a stint in rehab, blamed his woes on using 'every drug you can probably think of.' But he said he never tried heroin, and he never did drugs in City Hall. The mayor is up for re-election in October. Liquor-loving, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is blaming his woes on using “every drug you can probably think of.” Ford, who just this week returned to work after a stint in rehab, admitted Wednesday he dabbled with cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and crack -- the last he still claims he wasn’t addicted to. But...
  • Feiglin Outlines Five-Step 'Jewish Sovereignty' Plan

    05/13/2014 1:07:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 5/13/14 | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Deputy Knesset Chairman MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) outlined his national plan while in Toronto last Tuesday for Israeli Independence Day, speaking at an event sponsored by the Jewish Defense League and Toronto Zionist Council. Feiglin called for reconnecting the young generation with the knowledge that it is part of a long historical chain from the days of the Patriarch Abraham, and that it is a "light unto the nations" not just in the field of hi-tech, but rather in terms of the values and spiritual message it has for humanity, reports Shalom Toronto. Feiglin's address at the local Chabad synagogue...
  • Bright meteor lights up the sky over Toronto, eastern Ontario

    05/04/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nicole Mortillaro
    TORONTO – Dozens of people from Toronto, Oshawa, Peterborough, and surrounding areas reported seeing a bright fireball in the sky Sunday afternoon followed by a loud sonic boom. Twitter soon exploded with several accounts of the event. The American Meteor Society received several reports from Toronto, Ajax, Caledon, Port Perry, and Richmond Hill. “I have watched meteor showers before, but I have never seen anything like this in my entire life. My first thought was that it was a jet on fire and blowing up, but I had time while watching it to decide it must be a meteor,” wrote...
  • Driver sues boy she struck and killed

    04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies ^ | April 27, 2014
    A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered. Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boy’s family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools

    03/15/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Fri Mar 14, 2014 | Kristin Rushowy
    When kids put pen to paper, chances are they are printing. But Toronto’s Catholic board, hand-wringing over the handwriting skills of its students, is now looking to make sure all of them learn cursive. Parents have told her their children can’t sign their name, “or they have been handed a handwritten note and can’t read it,” said Trustee Ann Andrachuk. She proposed a recent motion—unanimously approved—asking board staff how to reintroduce cursive in all schools, and how early children should start learning it. […] Across Canada and the United States, concerns have been raised that cursive is becoming a lost...
  • After barrage of Rob Ford mockery, Jimmy Kimmel urges Toronto mayor to quit drinking

    03/04/2014 3:57:07 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    Midway through the segment, Mr. Kimmel then ushered Mr. Ford to a television screen where the late night host exhibited a series of now-famous videos showing the mayor drunkenly threatening to kill someone, speaking in Jamaican patois at an Etobicoke diner or knocking over a councilmember in city hall chambers.... As revealed on the Monday night segment, the mayor had agreed to do the show after he was personally contacted by Mr. Kimmel on his cell phone. The Toronto mayor is well known for widely distributing his cell phone number to constituents. “When you say ‘jump’ I say ‘how high?’”...
  • Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers

    03/02/2014 10:44:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 73 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/2/14 | Ezra Levant
    So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a “businessmen’s haircut”. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint. Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s hairdo. Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they don’t believe in touching women...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Rob Ford asks for Pride flag — just raised at City Hall to support gay .... — be taken down

    02/08/2014 8:52:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | Natalie Alcoba
    FULL TITLE: Rob Ford asks for Pride flag — just raised at City Hall to support gay rights at Sochi — be taken down Police investigating threat against Rob Ford, mayor's office says Mayor Rob Ford demanded on Friday that officials remove a rainbow-coloured flag raised at Toronto City Hall in solidarity with the gay community in Russia during the Olympics, prompting fresh accusations that he is homophobic. The mayor duct-taped a Canadian flag to his office window overlooking Nathan Phillips Square shortly after officials pulled down a City of Toronto flag from a “courtesy” flagpole on city hall’s roof...
  • Toronto Mayor Ford Accused in Jail Beating

    01/30/2014 10:52:14 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/29/2014 | By Newser Editors and Wire Services
    Sister's ex-boyfriend says Ford arranged it to keep him quiet (Newser) – Just another day in the life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: He's being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail. A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep MacIntrye quiet about Ford's abuse of alcohol and drugs. The lawsuit alleges MacIntrye knew about Ford's alcohol and drug use and claims he was threatened with "dire consequences" if he did not remain quiet....
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I drank a little with my friends before latest video

    01/22/2014 7:36:07 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2014 | Steve Almasy
    CNN) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to drinking again after a video posted on social media showed him babbling about the city's police chief Monday night while he was at a fast food restaurant. The mayor, who had pledged to refrain from alcohol, stopped briefly to talk to reporters Tuesday when he was asked about the video that shows him incoherently talking to customers at a Steak Queen in Rexdale.
  • When temperatures plummet... lace up their skates and glide across Lake Ontario

    01/03/2014 7:41:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Peter Kuitenbrouwer
    The ice on Lake Ontario sparkles in the afternoon winter sun. “Come over here,” beckons Tyler Hnatuk. “I’ve found a perfect spot.” Alec Farquhar, his wife Kathleen McDonnell and I pivot on our skates and speed north. Ahead of us, across the frozen lake, bristle Toronto’s towers. Our skates bounce on bumpy patches and slow down over snow drifts. We come to open, smooth ice, longer than many rinks. We glide to and fro, swirling and smiling and enjoying the great outdoors. Some in Toronto complain when the thermometer dips to -26C, as it did outside my kitchen window Friday...
  • Police investigating after Justin Bieber’s limo driver claims he was assaulted by singer’s entourage

    12/30/2013 3:25:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | AP
    Toronto police are looking into allegations that a member of Justin Bieber’s entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. But a spokesman says it’s unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions.
  • Send a Christmas Card to Mary Wagner, a Pro-Life Prisoner of Conscience

    12/15/2013 3:27:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | John Jansen
    On August 15, 2012, Mary Wagner was arrested after she entered the waiting room of a Toronto abortion clinic and offered help to any woman who would consider changing her mind. She has been in jail ever since on charges of “mischief: interference with lawful enjoyment/operation of a business,” and and breach of a probation order that prohibits her from being within 200 meters of any place where abortions are performed in Ontario. This was the sixth time Mary had been arrested since she began her campaign of civil disobedience in March 2010. Since then, she has spent nearly three...
  • Chilling moment police decide to shoot dead mental patient armed with scissors ....

    11/29/2013 7:24:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 29, 2013 | Alex Ward
    Police admitted that the fatal shooting of a mental patient armed with scissors could have been prevented if the road sergeant equipped with a Taser had been at the scene in time. Michael Eligon, 29, was walking toward police with the weapon and a ‘blank stare’ when he was shot three times by an officer in Toronto, an inquest heard. A chilling video of the dramatic shooting shown to the inquest captured Mr Eligon’s last moments as he walked toward police who had their guns drawn and yelled ‘drop it’ on February 3 last year. Under cross examination, Constable Scott...
  • Even Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Has Higher Approval Ratings Than Obama

    11/23/2013 8:10:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/23/2013 | Todd Beamon
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine, has been in "drunken stupors," and was caught on camera in an expletive-laced rant. But he's still having a better month than President Barack Obama. Ford has the approval of 42 percent of 1,049 Toronto voters surveyed by Forum Research. The poll results, released on Friday, came as Ford saw most of his powers stripped by the city council in Canada's largest city. South of the border, Obama must wish he were doing that well. Ford, who was elected in 2010 on a pledge to cut government spending, also has said...
  • Rob Ford tells his side - minus those tough questions - on his 'Ford Nation' TV show

    11/19/2013 3:30:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Toronto's crack smoking mayor got his own TV show - and finally could speak his mind without all those pesky reporters asking questions. The hour-long "Ford Nation" show that aired Monday on Canada’s Sun News Network gave Rob Ford a pressure-free environment to tell his side of the story after spending the last week sticking his foot in his mouth in front of the press and being attacked politically after admitting to drinking too much - and sometimes smoking crack cocaine.
  • A different take on the ROB FORD scandal.

    11/16/2013 6:08:17 PM PST · by golux · 39 replies
    11.16.13 | Golux
    These thoughts are my own and not necessarily those of Free Republic. ON ROB FORD Schadenfreude has never been so delightful. Talking heads worldwide are obsessed by the admitted illegal activities of a man, in a city, in a country, they didn’t care about yesterday. Someone in the parlor has done some very, very bad things – uttered the word “pu--y” to boot – and the titillating evil of it all is too much to handle. Of course, Justin Trudeau (son of Pierre,) now gunning for Prime Minister, elicited mild yawns and golf applause from Canada’s holier, hempier, and greener...
  • Toronto mayor warns more scandal may come

    11/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford warned Nov. 13 yet more scandals may come out as he faced a grilling by the city council but denied he was an addict. ~snip~ Ford said he could not assure council that there were no more skeletons in his closet. “I don’t know. I don’t know, there might be like a coat hanger left in my closet. I don’t know. I don’t know what is left,” he said.