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  • Politician says pickup trucks glorify 'violence and DOMINION,' questions male truck owners' masculinity — but then gets angry when they question his

    01/20/2021 12:57:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/21 | SARAH TAYLOR
    'Never expected to have so many people on this website thinking about my penis' A Canadian politician is receiving worldwide attention after he said that "unnecessary trucks" are complicit in the "glorification of violence and domination." POLL: Should the Right embrace Conservatism or Populism to win future elections? He also questioned the masculinity of male truck owners, but was clearly taken aback when social media users came to question his own masculinity following the lengthy rant. What are the details? Mathew Bond, a North Vancouver, Canada, council member shared a photo of a large pickup truck on social media, which...
  • British Columbia billionaire given the green light to sue Twitter over 'Pizzagate' tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton

    01/17/2021 7:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/16/2021 | Jason Proctor
    West Vancouver billionaire Frank Giustra has been given the go-ahead to sue Twitter in a B.C. courtroom over the social media giant's publication of a series of tweets tying him to baseless conspiracy theories involving pedophile rings and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a ruling released Thursday, Justice Elliott Myers found that Giustra's history and presence in British Columbia, combined with the possibility the tweets may have been seen by as many as 500,000 B.C. Twitter users, meant a B.C. court should have jurisdiction over the case. It's a victory not only for Giustra — whose philanthropic activities have earned...
  • Keystone XL Oil Project Pledges Zero Carbon Emissions

    01/17/2021 6:47:02 PM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Timothy Puko
    WASHINGTON—The Keystone oil pipeline’s developer plans to announce a series of overhauls—including a pledge to use only renewable energy—in a bid to win President-elect Joe Biden’s support for the controversial project. Aides to Mr. Biden have previously said he plans to revoke the permit, and Canada’s CBC News reported late Sunday that Mr. Biden plans to do so in one of his first actions after taking office this week. Mr. Biden’s team declined to discuss that report, but has said his position on the pipeline hasn’t changed. In a bid to save the project, Canada’s TC Energy Corp. is committing...
  • BC Supreme Court allows Twitter to be sued for defamation

    01/17/2021 3:56:03 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | January 17, 2021 | Noah David Alter
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia decided on Thursday that it has jurisdiction take on a case by billionaire philanthropist Frank Giustra against Twitter over defamatory tweets made on the platform which "allege involvement in a supposed conspiracy known as 'pizzagate.'" Giustra, a billionaire businessman living in Vancouver, brought a defamation case against Twitter after being accused of being involved in a pedophilia ring by promoters of the pizzagate conspiracy theory. The theory alleges that a number of high-profile business leaders and politicians, most of whom affiliated with the US Democratic Party, are involved in an elite pedophilia ring. The...
  • Fugitives wanted in Canada for murder, kidnapping found with an arsenal during U.S. traffic stop, police say

    01/16/2021 11:31:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Adrian Humphreys
    Officers found 67 guns and numerous magazines in four bags in the truck, according to the complaint. One was loaded with live ammunitionWhen a Minnesota State Trooper stopped a pickup truck for speeding on a U.S. highway this week, he not only discovered an arsenal of 67 suspected crime guns inside but two Toronto fugitives — one wanted for murder and the other for the kidnapping of a wealthy Chinese student. Dayne Adrian Sitladeen, 29, and Muzamil Aden Addow, 29, are both wanted for high-profile crimes in Ontario. With lockdown restrictions tightening, these indoor activities could make your day Sitladeen...
  • Release the Wolves: Polis tells commission to hurry and get wolves on the ground ( Colorado )

    01/15/2021 2:26:42 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 1/15/2021
    When voters were asked to decide whether to forcibly introduce wolves into Colorado, the result margins were the narrowest on the ballot, with only four counties west of the Continental Divide, the area primarily affected, voting yes. Now, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has urged the Colorado Wildlife Commission to ignore the process prescribed in Prop 114 and get wolves on the ground by the middle of next year. Polis joined the commission meeting Wednesday, Jan. 13 and said he has a strong desire to carry out the will of the voters and introduce wolves to Colorado in a timely fashion....
  • COVID Coverup: Trudeau gov’t helped China hide origins of COVID-19

    01/14/2021 4:57:16 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Rebel News ^ | Keean Bexte
    The story that has been told and generally accepted about the origins of COVID-19 is not true. Where did it come from, and equally important, when did it arrive, are questions that need answering. I have obtained secret military documents distributed from the highest ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces in an attempt to cover up a scandal of global proportions. The document, titled “Potential exposure to 2019 Novel Coronavirus during 7th military world games in October 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province China,” was written by Canada’s Surgeon General, A.M.T. Downes, Major General. His position reports to and obeys Trudeau’s...
  • Husband on leash breached Quebec's Covid curfew

    01/12/2021 7:22:08 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 12, 2021 | BBC
    A couple in Canada have been fined for breaking Covid curfew rules after the woman was caught "walking" her husband on a leash, according to local media. The woman reportedly told police that she was just out "walking her dog" near their home in the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec province. On Saturday the province imposed a nightly curfew between 20:00 and 05:00. Walking a dog close to home is one of the only acceptable reasons to be outside between those times. The pair were spotted by police at around 21:00 on Saturday, just a short while after the new...
  • B.C.'s Site C hydro power boondoggle shows real cost of 'clean' energy

    01/11/2021 8:56:01 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 16 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 01/06/21 | Terence Corcoran
    If you’re looking for an example of green and clean energy policy in action, let’s take a walk around British Columbia’s massive $10-12-billion hydro dam project. Officially described as the “Site C Clean Energy Project” by its developer, B.C. Hydro, the project on the Peace River — some 1,185 kilometres by flying crow north of downtown Vancouver — is unfortunately a little messy and unstable at the moment, so watch your footing, and your wallet. Under foot, according to Premier John Horgan, “there is instability on one of the banks of the river.” Early last year B.C. Hydro identified “structural...
  • Quebec’s COVID-19 curfew is put to the test

    01/10/2021 8:01:46 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    Global News via Youtube ^ | 1/10/2021 | Staff
    Quebec's month-long curfew is now in effect, in an attempt to curb its surge in COVID-19 cases. This makes it the first Canadian province to instate a curfew as a public health measure. But the new rules were immediately met with protests, as well as concerns police are being too heavy-handed with restrictions. Mike Le Couteur reports. ...
  • Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

    01/08/2021 4:53:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2021 | By STEPHEN WHYNO
    KINGMAN, Alberta - Larry Asp grew up playing shinny outside in this tiny rural town he calls home again after 40 years away. Since returning, he also holds the keys to the outdoor “Rink of Dreams” that gives the 90 local residents the chance to skate outside during the keen Canadian winters. Out here on the prairie an hour’s drive southeast of Edmonton, the ice in the former “Lutefisk Capital of Alberta” doesn’t seem to freeze as long as it used to, not like when Asp was a kid. Pond hockey has been a tradition for generations in places like...
  • Canada Offers to Take Illegal Aliens from the U.S.

    12/30/2020 10:07:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | Neil Munro
    Canada’s immigration minister is trying to accept U.S.-based illegal migrants who are going to be sent back to their home countries, according to the Washington Post. The minister is now offering Canadian residency to several migrants in U.S. detention centers who face deportation, according to a pro-migration report in the newspaper.
  • Stop Telling People With Disabilities They Might be Better Off Dead

    12/24/2020 5:52:08 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/23/2020 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Toronto Star published an excellent article on December 21, 2020 by Lisa Bendall, a disability leader and former editor of Abilities Magazine. Bendall’s article concerns Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, and its effect on people with disabilities. Bill C-7 is currently being debated by Canada’s Senate. Bendall explains: Senators are currently deliberating Bill C-7, which would allow assisted suicide for people who aren’t near death. Not all people, mind you; just people who happen to have disabilities. While many of us fear that this bill might steer vulnerable people toward an untimely death, others argue...
  • Canada blocks Chinese takeover of Arctic gold mine citing national security

    12/23/2020 4:26:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/20 11:40 AM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    Canada's government has blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a Toronto-based firm that runs a gold mine in the Arctic due to national security reasons, the company said Tuesday. A statement from Shandong Gold Mining Co., which is owned by the Chinese government, said that a review required by law under Canada's Investment Canada Act had resulted in a decision denying the acquisition of TMAC Resources Inc. "for the purpose of safeguarding national security." Bloomberg reported that TMAC owns the Hope Bay gold mine in Nunavut, a property that would have been part of a $150 million purchase by Shandong....
  • Canada floats idea of North American ban on new gasoline-powered cars

    12/22/2020 9:24:02 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 120 replies ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2020 | By David Ljunggren 2 MIN READ
    Canada wants deeper environmental ties with the United States and one result could be a North American ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks, a senior cabinet member said on Thursday. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Ottawa and the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden both agreed zero emissions vehicles needed to be deployed faster. Canada will discuss with the United States how to achieve this and also improve the overall performance of the transport sector, which accounts for 26% of Canadian emissions, he said in a phone interview. Talks with Washington could cover “what the...
  • Karima Baloch: Pakistani rights activist found dead in Toronto

    12/22/2020 5:47:04 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | December 22, 2020 | BBC
    Rights groups have called for an investigation into the death of Karima Baloch, a Pakistani activist living in exile in Toronto, Canada. Baloch, 37, a campaigner from the restive region of Balochistan in western Pakistan, was a vocal critic of the Pakistani military and state. Toronto police issued an appeal after she went missing on Sunday. Friends later said her body had been found. In 2016, Baloch was named in the BBC's annual list of 100 inspirational women. Toronto police tweeted on Monday, saying the activist was last seen on Sunday in the Bay Street, Queens Quay West area of...
  • Canada halts flights from U.K. in response to new coronavirus strain

    12/20/2020 5:47:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    CBC ^ | 12-20-20 | Ashley Burke, Ryan Patrick Jones
    Canada joined several European nations in halting flights from the U.K. on Sunday in an effort to prevent a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus from spreading to this country. CBC News obtained a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by Transport Minister Marc Garneau stating that all commercial, private and charter flights transporting passengers from the U.K. will be suspended indefinitely as of midnight tonight. The restriction doesn't apply to cargo flights, aircraft landing for safety reasons or flights that land for technical stops where no passengers disembark. The notice said the minister "is of the opinion it is...
  • Ontario planning to implement provincewide lockdown, including school closures: sources

    12/20/2020 2:43:12 PM PST · by Kriggerel · 17 replies
    Global TV News ^ | December 20, 2020 | Global News
    Global News has learned the Ontario government is currently planning to implement a provincewide lockdown beginning Christmas Eve. The announcement is expected to come Monday afternoon at Queen’s Park from Premier Doug Ford. According to sources briefed on the plans, as of Sunday afternoon, the government was expecting to implement a 28-day lockdown for most of the province, while the north would be subject to a two-week lockdown.
  • Kenney ‘profoundly disappointed’ in federal transfers for Alberta

    12/20/2020 9:08:53 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 17 replies
    Global News ^ | Brenda Neufeld
    Alberta’s premier is “profoundly disappointed” in the amount of money the province will receive through federal transfer payments next year. Jason Kenney made the statement in a news release in response to a letter from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland Thursday containing details on the funding the province will receive for 2021-2022. Alberta will receive over $6.8 billion in health and social transfers according to Freeland — an increase of $217 million from this year. Under the current formula Alberta does not qualify for an equalization payment. He said in the last 10 years alone, Alberta has contributed more than $200...
  • Canada to Invest $40m Into ‘Home Ownership Opportunities’ for Black People Only

    12/20/2020 8:57:47 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Dec 2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    The government of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced it will be investing $40 million into home ownership opportunities exclusively for black people. ... our Government knows that much more needs to be done,” Minister Hussen said. Hussen, a Somali refugee, held his former Immigration Minister position during the surge of illegal border crossings from the United States, with most of the migrants crossing the border coming originally from Haiti. Last January, while still immigration Minister, Hussen and the Trudeau government announced plans to add more than one million immigrants to the Canadian population over a three-year period. Hussen...