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Obama’s bio a state secret in Canada
National Post ^ | November 08, 2009 | Andrew Mayeda

Posted on 11/08/2009 6:51:02 PM PST by Red Steel

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according to Canadian government officials, a biography of U.S. President Barack Obama provided to Prime Minister Stephen Harper shortly after Mr. Obama's inauguration last January qualifies as a state secret.

Under the Access to Information Act, Canwest News Service requested all briefing materials provided to the prime minister ahead of Mr. Obama's visit to Canada in February.

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The 77 pages of heavily censored documents released to Canwest include memos to Mr. Harper from his foreign-policy adviser, a letter from Canada's former ambassador to the United States, Michael Wilson, as well as talking points to prepare Mr. Harper for the meeting. It also includes biographies of the president and officials who accompanied the president on the trip to Canada, including National Security Advisor James Jones, National Economic Council director Lawrence Summers, Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

In blacking out the biographies of the president and his entourage, officials cited a section of the act that allows the government to refuse records whose disclosure could be "injurious to the conduct of international affairs, the defence of Canada or any states allied or associated with Canada."

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Retired colonel Michel Drapeau, an expert in access-to-information law at the University of Ottawa, said it's not surprising that much of the briefing material on such a high-level meeting was being withheld. Canadian courts have tended to support the government's view that releasing such materials could hurt relations with other countries, he said.

But he said it was "silly" for Canadian officials to withhold the biography of such a prominent public figure.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bho44; birthcertificate; birthers; canada; certifigate; obama; secretcanada; statesecret
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1 posted on 11/08/2009 6:51:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Loyalist

This one has much dice...


2 posted on 11/08/2009 6:52:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

bttt


3 posted on 11/08/2009 6:52:37 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Red Steel

Hey... his bio is a state secret here too!


4 posted on 11/08/2009 6:53:08 PM PST by FUBO (and EFF EWE Al Gore)
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To: LucyT

Ping the list. An interesting article.


5 posted on 11/08/2009 6:53:23 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

We have been looking for Osama Bin Laden for years. Has anybody ever put a picture of Obama next to Osama and removed by photo shop Osama’s Beard? You think we know Obama’s missing background?

Why did he bow to the Saudi’s?

America shoud be worried about Obama!

Can somebody put a picture side by side?


6 posted on 11/08/2009 6:54:08 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Red Steel
If this document ever fully comes to light and has evidence that obumber is eligible to hold office, then canada has participated in espionage against the USA. That is an act of war.
7 posted on 11/08/2009 6:54:56 PM PST by JoSixChip (Time to start organizing, that's if we are ever going to.)
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To: Red Steel

How was this handled with Dubya?


8 posted on 11/08/2009 6:55:43 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: JoSixChip

make that ineligible


9 posted on 11/08/2009 6:56:16 PM PST by JoSixChip (Time to start organizing, that's if we are ever going to.)
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To: ncfool

Obama IS the next Al Qaeda attack on the US.


10 posted on 11/08/2009 6:57:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: ncfool

America shoud be worried about Obama!

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Half of informed America was “worried” about Obama even BEFORE the election.....and we were right.


11 posted on 11/08/2009 6:57:53 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Red Steel
So they admit that releasing 0's biography could be "injurious to the conduct of international affairs, the defence(sic) of Canada or any states allied or associated with Canada."

Interesting. Makes one wonder why that is. /smirk

12 posted on 11/08/2009 6:59:11 PM PST by the anti-liberal
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To: fanfan

Ping.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 7:00:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: little jeremiah

Info ping.


14 posted on 11/08/2009 7:01:03 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Has the biography of other U.S. Presidents been a state secret in Canada?

If this hasn’t been the case in the past, then why is the case now?

Some people have speculated that foreign intelligence agencies have information that could comprise Obama. This is one example that may give credence to that theory.


15 posted on 11/08/2009 7:02:23 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Red Steel

Hey, Canwest, if you get the info, please share it with us in the USA.


16 posted on 11/08/2009 7:02:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Red Steel

Something else just popped into my mind.

Some people have speculated that Obama was born in Canada because his mother was in Seattle 16 days after giving birth to Barrack. If that is the case, the Canadian government might have proof of that and is keeping it a secret. Just a thought.


17 posted on 11/08/2009 7:05:48 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: STARWISE; maggief; SE Mom

PING!


18 posted on 11/08/2009 7:07:16 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Ticonderoga34

If that were true, I’d consider withholding that from the American people an act of war.


19 posted on 11/08/2009 7:07:27 PM PST by JoSixChip (Time to start organizing, that's if we are ever going to.)
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To: Red Steel
Canadians should release the documents and post them online so we could make sure they are not fakes.

Zero fooled one country. What's to stop him from fooling others?

OTOH, why would he be more honest with other countries than with the one he's ruling?

20 posted on 11/08/2009 7:08:19 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Ticonderoga34

Yes, that is one of the hypotheses.


21 posted on 11/08/2009 7:08:26 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: EagleUSA

So true, so true.


22 posted on 11/08/2009 7:09:24 PM PST by BARLF
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Hey all we want are his SATs and LSATs to prove he’s the genius the SCM tells us he is.
C’mon guys, how can that be crucial to security?


23 posted on 11/08/2009 7:11:09 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~PING!


24 posted on 11/08/2009 7:15:44 PM PST by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; Red Steel

This is interesting, especially since Canada seems to be one of our best sources of information.


25 posted on 11/08/2009 7:25:05 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Red Steel
"Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice

Alice In Wonderland.

Just when thing were settling down on the biography of the President and Dr Orly Taitz (bless her) seems to be at an impass, we get this slow curve. The Canadian bureaucracy as ever seems to tread on egg shells.

I got quite a chuckle at the greeting by President Bush, when he met with a group and spied our Prime Minister. "Wassup Steve?" he said. Most of us liked that informal approach. When one is approached in this manner, one could presume you are liked. A few of the usual suspects carped about it- nobody gave a care though.

Back to the subject at hand. Let us know more and exactly more, Mr President- whats to hide?

26 posted on 11/08/2009 7:25:46 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Red Steel

Who’s your daddy, Barry? Who’s your daddy!


27 posted on 11/08/2009 7:31:13 PM PST by Loyalist (A tagline so irenic it deserves a Nobel Peace Prize of its own!)
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To: potlatch

28 posted on 11/08/2009 7:31:44 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Hey - 10.2% unemployment??? I demand a recount!" . . . .)
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To: ncfool
"Can somebody put a picture side by side?"


29 posted on 11/08/2009 7:44:58 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Red Steel; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


30 posted on 11/08/2009 7:49:05 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: devolve

31 posted on 11/08/2009 7:50:24 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Spunky

Look like they could be brothers in Islam!


32 posted on 11/08/2009 7:50:31 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: potlatch

LoL!


33 posted on 11/08/2009 7:51:44 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Ticonderoga34; Red Steel
Some people have speculated that Obama was born in Canada because his mother was in Seattle 16 days after giving birth to Barrack. If that is the case, the Canadian government might have proof of that and is keeping it a secret. Just a thought.

Exactly what I was thinking.

34 posted on 11/08/2009 7:53:16 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Red Steel

HEH!


35 posted on 11/08/2009 7:54:28 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Red Steel

“FREE THE LONG FORM!”


36 posted on 11/08/2009 7:57:03 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: Loyalist

Malcolm X. Do a side-by-side. It’s creepy!!!


37 posted on 11/08/2009 7:58:17 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: FUBO

Ha ha ha....wait, that’s not funny, that’s TERRIFYING


38 posted on 11/08/2009 7:59:29 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: digger48
Obama IS the next Al Qaeda attack on the US.
39 posted on 11/08/2009 8:03:50 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Red Steel

Everythng’s getting worse and worse.

There is no reason for this except incriminating evidence.

Disgusting that Canada is doing this.


40 posted on 11/08/2009 8:04:59 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Canadian Outrage

ping!


41 posted on 11/08/2009 8:06:13 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 291 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: thecodont

Here’s another thought. Obama and mommy Stanley Ann transiting from Africa passed through Canada (BOAC flight?) before entering the United States where they ended up in Washington state. The Canadian government have port-of-entry record(s) of her with baby Barack Obama entering Canada.


42 posted on 11/08/2009 8:07:13 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

So Canada knows then. I wonder who else does.


43 posted on 11/08/2009 8:07:24 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: ClayinVA

Maybe Bibi.


44 posted on 11/08/2009 8:09:10 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: null and void; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; ...

Great White North Ping, eh?


45 posted on 11/08/2009 8:09:23 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 291 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Red Steel

That’s another good theory.

I think things are “getting warm” and people are getting very close to exposing the truth about BO.


46 posted on 11/08/2009 8:09:30 PM PST by thecodont
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To: penelopesire

In case you weren’t pung to this one.


47 posted on 11/08/2009 8:10:24 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Red Steel

Well that’s not fair. The canadians get the info but we don’t!!!


48 posted on 11/08/2009 8:13:00 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ClayinVA

Everybody. The whole world.


49 posted on 11/08/2009 8:15:16 PM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: null and void

With “friends” like that,,,

Who needs enemies ?!...


50 posted on 11/08/2009 8:19:54 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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