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  • Canada Governor General to visit Middle East

    10/21/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16
    Canadian Governor General The Right Honorable David Johnston is set to visit the Middle East from October 29 to November 6, 2016. The visit will focus on security, refugee resettlement, and development issues – as well as promoting stronger innovation and education ties with the region. While in Israel, the Governor General and his wife will visit Technion University to discuss student diversity. The Governor General will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the Canada-Israel innovation relationship. His Excellency will also participate in a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental innovation at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank....
  • Why Trump's refusal to end talk of rigged election may be dangerous: Keith Boag

    10/20/2016 7:31:47 AM PDT · by jerod · 33 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Oct 20, 2016 8:12 AM ET | Keith Boag
    In the closing minutes of their final debate Wednesday night, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway sent out a desperately plaintive tweet like a message in a bottle from a sinking ship: "Hearing privately from many reporters Hillary had a 'terrible night' & Trump had best debate. Hope this will make it into print, on air." Her very hopefulness betrayed that Conway knew only too well things wouldn't be heading her way. The best bits and bites of Trump's debate performance, plus any evidence of Hillary Clinton's allegedly "terrible night" were about to be lost in the shadow of what...
  • Sticks out for Harambe: Junior hockey team to honor slain gorilla with Wildlife Week jerseys

    10/18/2016 5:50:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    The Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League have joined the growing list of tributes to Harambe, the gorilla who was shot and killed at Cincinnati Zoo in May. For Wildlife Week, the Golden Hawks will be wearing jerseys honoring Harambe for the warm-up ahead of their game against the Burlington Cougars.
  • Donald Trump, one enthusiastic black supporter and 'rigged' polls

    10/18/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Oct 18, 2016 5:00 AM ET | By Éric Grenier
    One of the few remaining polls showing Donald Trump in a competitive race with Hillary Clinton turns out to have been overly influenced by one young African-American voter from Illinois who, unlike virtually everyone else who fits his demographic profile, is a committed Trump supporter. It's another knock against the credibility of polls at a time when Donald Trump is talking about the election being "rigged" and questioning the legitimacy of many reliable election surveys....
  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 42 replies
    A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and...
  • Matthew Fisher: ISIL’s defeat in Mosul is now inevitable, Canadian generals say

    10/16/2016 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Clive · 13 replies
    National Post (Torono Ontario Canada) ^ | 2016-10-16 | Matthew Fisher
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went on state television early Monday to announce that the crucial battle to end Islamic State’s ruinous reign of terror in Mosul and western Iraq had finally begun. “Today I declare the start of these victorious operations to free you from the violence and terrorism of Daesh,” al-Abadi said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIL. Shortly before the prime minister told Iraqis that “God willing, we will win,” two Canadian generals who are privy to the battle plans said they were convinced the end of the hardline jihadists in Iraq was inevitable and fast approaching....
  • Woodward: ‘Majority of the People Distrust’ Hillary

    10/16/2016 10:51:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Oct 2016 | Pam Key
    Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton email scandal isn’t about Trump, but that it is “about her” and that there are questions of distrust. ... what the e-mails tell us .. one where Hillary Clinton’s chief speechwriter sent to Cheryl Mills, the chief of staff in the State Department saying, oh, Hillary’s changing her position on the Keystone pipeline, and let’s leak that so she won’t have to say it herself publicly. Now, this is this culture of concealment, the failure to have straight talk ... this isn’t just about Trump, it’s about her....
  • Putin's busy 'election' agenda includes moving missiles and, in Syria, digging in

    10/16/2016 6:12:13 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 16, 2016 6:27 AM ET| | By Nahlah Ayed
    In the blur of a raucous week in the U.S. election campaign, it was easy to miss an ongoing, much wider public relations offensive on the other side of the world. Rarely do Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appear in foreign media interviews as often they have this past week. Even Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a rare interview to CNN, outlining their common stance, in plain English. Russia, clearly, has a message. "I feel sorry for what is happening now in Russian-American relations," said Lavrov. "I can only reaffirm that it was not us...
  • How Michelle Obama has become Hillary Clinton's 'tremendously effective' surrogate

    10/16/2016 5:58:12 AM PDT · by jerod · 21 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 16, 2016 5:00 AM ET| | By Mark Gollom
    Michelle Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly don't have the most congenial relationship, owing to tensions that can be traced back to the bitter 2008 primary campaign. But now, eight years later, as Clinton makes her run for the White House, the president's wife may be Clinton's most effective political advocate. "I think she's a tremendous asset," said Myra Gutin, a communications professor at Rider University and author of The President's Partner: The First Lady in the Twentieth Century. "She is just a tremendously effective surrogate. Michelle Obama is able to talk to people in a way in...
  • Former Premier Jim Prentice among four dead in Kelowna plane crash

    10/15/2016 8:18:23 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    660 News Calgary ^ | October 14, 2016 | 660 NEWS STAFF WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS
    660 NEWS has learned that one of the four people killed a plane crash in the Okanagan on Thursday was former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. He was 60 years old. In a statement, Prentice’s family says one of the other people in the plane was the father-in-law to one of their daughters.
  • 'It just got much more complicated': Why the discovery of HMS Terror only raises more questions

    10/11/2016 9:07:48 AM PDT · by jerod · 12 replies
    Mystery still surrounds what happened after the Franklin Expedition ships were abandoned in 1848 Even though HMS Terror has been found, the wreck's discovery in no way marks the end of the mystery surrounding how the Franklin Expedition met its grim demise in the mid-19th century in the icy waters of what is now Nunavut. As much as its location had been long sought, the wreck's revelation last month only serves up more questions about the ill-fated British polar mission led by John Franklin in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. "It's not like it's a solution," says Russell Potter,...
  • Boondoggle: How Ontario’s pursuit of renewable energy broke the province’s electricity system

    10/10/2016 7:35:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 06 October 2016 | Terence Corcoran
    Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high prices offered to wind, solar and other renewable industry players, jobs and growth would boom and Ontario would be free of its dirty coal plants. It was the End of Coal, the government said. The birth of a renewable miracle. Asked whether the plan might lead to higher prices for consumers, “No,” said Dr. Smith —...
  • Clinton had different public and private stances on Keystone, leaked emails show

    10/10/2016 3:18:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton campaign debated whether to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline in August 2015 as a way to turn attention away from her secret email server and the bad press she was generating, according to messages hacked from her campaign chairman’s account and released Monday by WikiLeaks. ... The campaign’s willingness to use Keystone to shift attention from Mrs. Clinton’s troubles over her secret email server is a signal of just how troublesome those emails were.
  • Analysis: Presidential town-hall debate: Clinton, Trump confront lewd 'elephant in the room'

    10/09/2016 6:27:36 AM PDT · by jerod · 33 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 09, 2016 5:00 AM ET| | By Matt Kwong
    George H. W. Bush checking his watch in 1992. Al Gore invading George W. Bush's personal space in 2000. John McCain pointing at Barack Obama and derisively calling him "that one" in 2008. Thought those were tripwire moments in the annals of presidential town hall debates? Just imagine the reaction if Republican Donald Trump on Sunday is forced to address his lewd 2005 hot-mic banter about groping women "by the p—sy" to a roomful of undecided voters. Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton meet again at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, without their lecterns, for the second presidential debate at...
  • This 81-year-old woman got a 'Don’t Euthanize Me' tattoo

    10/07/2016 2:38:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | October 6, 2016
    Calgary, Canada, Oct 5, 2016 / 02:43 pm (CNA).- An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her new ink is no laughing matter. The Calgary grandmother recently had the words “Don’t euthanize me” tattooed on her arm. “It’s drastic, but this very clearly says, ‘I’m going to live until God’s ready for me’,” she told Canadian news outlet, A devout Christian, Nagel opposes assisted suicide, which was legalized in Canada this summer. It is already legal in several other European countries. In the U.S., a handful...
  • Alleged Blue Jays-Orioles beer tosser ID'd

    10/06/2016 2:37:30 AM PDT · by Lisbon1940 · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 5, 2016 | Joe Warmington
    TORONTO — Since Tuesday night, Ken Pagan has been the most wanted man in T.O. Toronto Police issued a photo Wednesday afternoon of the man they identified as the alleged beer-can tosser at Tuesday’s Blue Jays playoff game. The photo is of Pagan, who was at the game in the section where the can was tossed and in videos of the incident on social media sites appears to toss something onto the field. He spoke with Toronto Police Wednesday night and made arrangements to turn himself in. Pagan has not yet been charged. He is also an employee of Postmedia...
  • Analysis - America's black president and its white supremacy: Neil Macdonald

    10/05/2016 2:50:49 AM PDT · by jerod · 12 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 05, 2016 5:00 AM ET| | By Neil Macdonald
    Mention white supremacy in America the next time the conversation turns to the U.S. presidential election, and watch what happens. Heads avert, a few eyes roll, and the conversation resumes, unruffled, after a few polite smiles. The phrase is regarded as extreme — a gross exaggeration of problems America has, after all, tried to solve. Why, the president of the United States himself is black, and he never uses terms like white supremacy. Which is interesting in itself, because it goes to show the extent to which the American polity is gamed for white ascendancy. Even a black leader cannot...
  • In his shoes: White police officer and young black man swap lives for a day

    10/04/2016 3:21:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBC ^ | Oct 04, 2016 | Angela Hennessy
    Swap gives both men insight into the other's life experienceThere has been a long-standing tension in Peel Region, a diverse middle class suburb just west of Toronto, where members of the black community have spoken out for years about alleged police racism and discrimination. Until recently, many of the complaints centred on the controversial police practice known as carding. Officers' questioning of certain individuals on the street, seemingly without cause, was widely seen as a type of racial profiling. Carding was criticized for being ineffective and discriminatory toward minority groups, and the Ontario government restricted its use earlier this...
  • NEW series: Migrant violence uncovered at MORE schools across Canada (Part One: Calgary)

    10/04/2016 3:38:51 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 20 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | Oct 3 2016 | Faith Goldy
    This story may give regular Rebel viewers deja vu: Once again, I'm reporting on Syrian migrants being violent in Canadian schools. The first story was out of Nova Scotia. The next took place in New Brunswick, and made international headlines. I wondered: Are there more schools experiencing this problem? We at The Rebel sent Access to Information requests to several Canadian school boards, asking for any evidence of issues or concerns involving their new Syrian migrant student population. And we received a lot of information...
  • Trudeau unveils Canada carbon price plan (aka CARBON TAX) for 2018

    10/03/2016 8:11:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/16 | Michel Comte
    Ottawa (AFP) - Canada will impose a national minimum carbon price in 2018 in order to meet its Paris accord commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. "All Canadian jurisdictions will put a price on carbon pollution by 2018... To get there, the government will set a floor price for carbon pollution," he said in a speech to parliament. Each province will have a choice in how they implement the pricing, he added, for example, by imposing a carbon tax or adopting a cap-and-trade system. The federal government, Trudeau said, is proposing a minimum price...
  • Can Environmentalist make up their minds? North Atlantic right whales rebound in Bay of Fundy

    10/03/2016 5:11:03 PM PDT · by jerod · 13 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 03, 2016 6:45 PM AT| | By Harry Forestell
    A marine biologist and leading researcher of North Atlantic right whales has declared 2016 a banner year for the beleaguered Bay of Fundy. Moira Brown, a senior scientist with the New England Aquarium and the Canadian Whale Institute, has been studying whales for more than three decades and says after five years of desert-like conditions, an unexpected richness and diversity of sea-life has returned to the bay.
  • Can Environmentalist make up their minds? Right whale recovery in North Atlantic stalls

    10/03/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Sep 01, 2016 1:02 PM AT| | By Julia Wright
    A new study shows the North Atlantic Right Whale population is having fewer calves at the same time as more whales are dying from fishing gear entanglements. The chronically endangered species is "not yet a conservation success story," concluded the report, published last month in Frontiers of Marine Science. Researchers found previous increases in the number of right whales have been offset by declining birth rates and more whales getting lethally tangled in fishing gear.
  • A Trump win could prompt more radical change (CBC mentally prepares for Trump victory)

    10/03/2016 3:30:49 AM PDT · by jerod · 25 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 03, 2016 5:00 AM ET| | Don Pittis
    Analysis: Trump the destroyer could herald an unintended revolution: Don Pittis Lower taxes for the rich, renegotiated trade, a shakeup at the central bank — if a victorious Donald Trump makes his policy a reality, the result may be a more radical change than his supporters ever dreamed. While in almost every respect Democrat Hillary Clinton comes off as a safer pair of hands, last week's U.S. presidential debate left a nagging feeling that Republican Donald Trump, by playing the anti-establishment radical, might yet talk his way to victory. Trump succeeded in painting Clinton as the status quo candidate. A...
  • PM's top adviser compares Maryam Monsef criticism to U.S. 'birther' movement... This is too funny.

    09/30/2016 9:24:52 AM PDT · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Sep 29, 2016 10:09 PM ET | By Katie Simpson
    The prime minister's top adviser is comparing questions about Maryam Monsef's family history to the racially charged "birther" movement in the United States. Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Justin Trudeau, used social media to make the link between criticism of the Liberal cabinet minister and a campaign that falsely claimed that U.S. President Barack Obama was not born in America. Butts specifically called out the Globe and Mail on Wednesday evening after it published an editorial about Monsef online. The editorial appeared in Thursday's newspaper. The prime minister's top adviser is comparing questions about Maryam Monsef's family history to the...
  • Can an atheist lead a Protestant church? A battle over religion in Canada.

    09/30/2016 4:00:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Alan Freeman
    The Rev. Gretta Vosper is a dynamic, activist minister with a loyal following at her Protestant congregation in suburban Toronto. She is also an outspoken atheist. “We don’t talk about God,” Vosper said in an interview, describing services at her West Hill United Church, adding that it’s time the church gave up on “the idolatry of a theistic god.”
  • Man in (Prime Minister) Trudeau's selfie linked to RCMP terror investigation

    09/30/2016 2:17:20 AM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Posted: Sep 29, 2016 7:10 PM ET| | By Adrienne Arsenault, Nazim Baksh
    The worries about a suspect in a terror investigation seen posing for a selfie last year with the prime minister go far beyond the anxiety of how he got that close. A joint CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has learned that the man is one of at least four Quebec men of interest to the RCMP for their alleged connection to the 2012 kidnappings of two Americans in Syria. The man in the selfie, in his mid-20s, is believed to be on a U.S. no-fly list. His home was raided by police as part of a terror investigation a few months before...
  • Royal visit: ...and no high-5 from Prince George (Trudeau snubbed by 3 year old)

    09/29/2016 7:00:55 AM PDT · by jerod · 4 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Posted: Sep 28, 2016 4:52 PM E | By Thomas Daigle
    ROYAL VISIT: First Nations, fashion and no high-5 from Prince George: How the royal tour is seen in Britain The star power of Prince William and Kate and the overseas popularity of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, have combined to make a British tabloid editor's dream come true. But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's trip to Canada's Pacific coast is also giving Britons a look at regions and issues that would usually go unnoticed on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean. Several British news outlets have sent their royal correspondents on the 7,600-kilometre...
  • #TrumpWon the debate? Legitimate polls show otherwise (The CBC's pollster is mad at Trump)

    09/28/2016 3:27:45 PM PDT · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Posted: Sep 28, 2016 12:23 PM ET | By Éric Grenier
    Online 'polls' pegged Donald Trump as the presidential debate winner, but scientific polls did not. The hashtag #TrumpWon was trending on Twitter Tuesday. Partially boosted by sarcasm, it was fuelled primarily by Donald Trump, who was quick to claim he won Monday's debate by citing a slew of online polls that pegged him as the winner. But there's a problem. None of the polls Trump has pointed to are actually legitimate polls. Instead, all of the scientific, real polls published so far have shown him to be the loser of the debate by significant margins. In the world of public...
  • Police investigate complaint that officer posted racist comments

    09/28/2016 7:33:11 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Posted: Sep 27, 2016 8:12 PM ET | CBC online
    'Overt racism' alleged in online comments following death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook A complaint alleging that an Ottawa police officer posted racist comments about Indigenous people and the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook is under investigation. Gatineau, Que., resident Veldon Coburn made the complaint Sunday night after he noticed two comments on an Ottawa Citizen article about the death of Pootoogook, a celebrated Inuk artist whose body was found in the Rideau River last week. The comments, which Coburn noted were "troubling for the overt racism of the text" were posted from the Facebook account of Chris Hrnchiar,...
  • Facts back up Trump Jr.’s refugee skittles analogy

    09/27/2016 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jerry Agar
    There is no possible way that among the Syrian refugees desperately needing our help, there could be a few dangerous terrorists. It is only ridiculous, racist conservatives – the types of people who will vote for Donald Trump - who insult the Syrian people, and intelligent liberals everywhere, by saying that there could be. We know this because we were instructed in that regard by earnest, progressive commentators who were out recently parading their caring tolerance in reaction to the son of the Republican candidate for president in the United States. Except that they are wrong; and provably so. Donald...
  • Homa Hoodfar released from Tehran jail, Trudeau confirms

    09/26/2016 8:40:08 AM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Sep 26, 2016 10:17 AM ET
    Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, who has been detained in Tehran's infamous Evin prison since June 6, has been released, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. Hoodfar, who is 65 and suffers from a rare neurological disease that causes severe muscle weakness, was in hospital at one point before being returned to her cell, according to her family. They said she could barely walk or talk. The Iranian-Canadian anthropology professor was arrested while on a personal and research visit to Iran, her family said. "Canadians are relieved that Dr. Hoodfar has been released from jail and will soon be reunited...
  • National Film Board spent $75k focus grouping its own employees for new office layout

    09/25/2016 7:16:56 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Marie-Danielle Smith
    OTTAWA — The National Film Board spent $96,000 on focus groups and workshops for its own staff between November and June, including $75,000 to determine office layouts and workplace strategy — a bill the Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls “ridiculous.” The agency hired consultants at Grisvert Inc. to conduct focus group research on physical office layouts and “organizational transformation” for two new offices in Montreal and Toronto, each project costing $21,000. It also hired Deloitte LLP to consult with NFB employees on a “digital workplace strategy,” costing $33,000. Just under $20,000 more was spent on several workshops held for staff, though...
  • Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants free movement between UK,Canada,NZ and Australia

    09/25/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies ^ | 26th September 2016
    <p>WHILE much of the world is throwing up new borders to clamp down on unwanted migrants, one organisation is pushing for free movement between Australia and a select group of countries.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants to see unrestricted movement for citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK between nations.</p>
  • Canadian taken hostage in Libya

    09/25/2016 9:19:24 AM PDT · by jerod · 9 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 25, 2016 10:24 AM ET|
    3 foreigners seized — two Italians and one Canadian — were held at gunpoint Monday Ottawa has confirmed that a Canadian is among three people taken hostage in Libya earlier this week. In a statement Sunday, Global Affairs spokesman Michael O'Shaughnessy says the Canadian government is "diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information about this troubling incident." He says the government will not comment further or release any information that may compromise efforts to secure the hostages' release or endanger the safety of Canadian citizens. Earlier in the week, a Libyan official said authorities were investigating the abduction...
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Terrorist threat calls for attacks on American shopping malls (Two days ago)

    09/24/2016 10:09:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Sunday that Americans should be “particularly careful” shopping at malls this weekend following a specific terrorist threat. Terrorist group al-Shabaab released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom, which included mention and images of the Mall of America in Minnesota. “I would say that if anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The al Qaeda-linked group was responsible for the deadly Nairobi, Kenya, mall attack...
  • VIDEO: French bulldog vocalizes 'love' for his 'mom'

    09/24/2016 12:58:50 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    ArcaMax ^ | September 23, 2016 | ArcaMax
    "A French bulldog in Canada showed off an unusual trick -- using his voice to express "love" for his mom."
  • In debate between Clinton, Trump, moderators will be judged, too (boohoo from CBC)

    09/24/2016 10:47:40 AM PDT · by jerod · 5 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | 2016-09-24 | By Mark Gollom
    With the highly anticipated first U.S. presidential debate set for Monday night, veteran journalist Jim Lehrer, a seasoned moderator of such contests, is just as happy to sit this one out. "Oh no, heavens no," he says, when asked if he regrets not participating in the long-awaited political dust-up between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. But, then, in mid-sentence, he reconsiders. "Having done as many as I have done — for the most part being exhilarated by the experience — it's hard not to say 'Well, you know I could do this, it might be really interesting.' But...
  • Maryam Monsef, Canada's first Afghan cabinet minister, learns she was born in Iran

    09/23/2016 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies
    Toronto Metro ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — A longtime refugee advocate says stories such as that of Liberal MP Maryam Monsef are not uncommon as families fleeing war and violence reconstruct their past in a new land. Monsef, widely touted as Canada's first Afghan-born cabinet minister, caused a stir in the capital Thursday when she issued a statement saying she only recently learned from her mother that she was in fact born in Iran. The 31-year-old minister of democratic institutions says she and her two sisters never held Iranian citizenship and were always considered Afghan citizens, but she was not born in Herat, Afghanistan, "as...
  • Police evacuate all schools in Prince Edward Island

    09/21/2016 7:53:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 90 replies
    TORONTO — Police say all schools on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated because of a "potential threat." The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that students are being taken to safe locations. Police provided no other details, but say a news conference will be held later in the day. Parents and guardians are being asked to wait for further instructions before picking up their children. Three schools in the nearby province of Nova Scotia — NSCC Marconi Campus, Cape Breton University and the NSCC technology campus in Halifax — also have also been evacuated...
  • "Beyond Tolerance": The Delusional Ideologies Of Obama,Clinton And Trudeau

    09/19/2016 3:23:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | September 19, 2016 | Howard Rotberg
    In a recent press conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the media that Canada, having been tolerant enough to admit many Muslim immigrants, including some 25,000 Syrians this past year, should now go “beyond tolerance.” I like press conferences and also debates because at such times it is hard for our politicians to be “scripted” and therefore they tend to say what they are really thinking, not what their PR people tell them to say. And so, Trudeau, whose response to Islamism seems to involve something called “inclusive diversity,” avoids the gist of the issue, which is to determine...
  • Rebranding Canada: Justin Trudeau's big plans at the UN (CBC online no commenting allowed)

    09/18/2016 4:51:14 PM PDT · by jerod · 14 replies
    CBC News ^ | 2016-09-18 | Matt Kwong
    Prime minister expected to strike a 'very decided contrast' with predecessor in first General Assembly speech No hard feelings, eh. Canada, spurned not long ago at the United Nations, is once again staking out a coveted spot at the foreign policy dais. Justin Trudeau will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, delivering his maiden speech as Canadian prime minister at the high-level diplomatic forum that had an acrimonious relationship with this country's previous government. The 71st annual session of the largest diplomatic conference in the world presents the first opportunity in a decade for Canada to rebrand itself under...
  • Calgary police to speak about Marlborough Mall incident (Machete attack)

    09/17/2016 7:35:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    Global News ^ | September 17, 2016 | Lisa Mac Gregor
    Snip: Several emergency crews are at the scene of an incident at Marlborough Mall Saturday afternoon. Reports suggest that an officer was attacked by a machete. There is no word yet on what led to the incident or how many people were involved. Calgary EMS spokesman Nate Pike says first responders were called to the Marlborough Mall in the city’s east end Saturday afternoon. Pike says a Calgary police officer was taken to Foothills Hospital in what is described as stable, non life threatening condition with soft-tissue injuries. He says a second patient was also taken to hospital in critical,...
  • W.P. Kinsella ends his own life under assisted-dying legislation (Field of Dreams ends in suicide.)

    09/16/2016 6:30:52 PM PDT · by jerod · 35 replies
    CBC News. ^ | 2016-09-16 | CBC News
    W.P. Kinsella, the B.C.-based author of Shoeless Joe, the award-winning novel that became the film Field of Dreams, has died at 81. His literary agency confirms the writer had a doctor-assisted death on Friday in Hope, B.C. The agency did not provide details about Kinsella's health. Kinsella suffered a head injury when he was in a car accident in 1997. Three years after the accident, he said he had no interest in writing fiction and was spending his days playing Scrabble on the internet.
  • No camera, no proof: Why Sammy Kogvik didn't tell anyone about HMS Terror find

    09/16/2016 1:43:48 PM PDT · by jerod · 4 replies
    CBC News ^ | 2016-09-15 | By Katherine Barton, CBC News
    Kogvik took photo with ship's mast 6 years ago, but when he lost his camera, he kept quiet about it. The Nunavut man who led the Arctic Research Foundation to the wreck of HMS Terror says he never talked about the find six years ago, because he wasn't sure people would believe him. It was the account that Gjoa Haven's Sammy Kogvik gave his "boss" — expedition leader Adrian Schimnowski — about the mast he saw sticking out of the water that led to the discovery of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated ship HMS Terror, found earlier this month in the...
  • Judge to woman in rape case: 'Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?'

    09/12/2016 5:28:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon September 12, 2016 | AJ Willingham and Carma Hassan
    A judge in Canada is facing removal from the bench for his conduct when he asked a woman in a rape case why she couldn't "just keep [her] knees together." Federal Court Judge Robin Camp is in the midst of a week-long judicial council hearing, which will determine whether he ought to be booted from his position. The case in question took place in 2014 when Camp was a provincial court judge. (He became a Federal Judge last year.) The 19-year-old woman said she was raped over a bathroom sink during a house party.
  • Canadians favour screening would-be immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian’ values, poll shows

    09/10/2016 5:35:02 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 27 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | September 10, 2016 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    OTTAWA—Two-thirds of Canadians want prospective immigrants to be screened for “anti-Canadian” values, a new poll reveals, lending support to an idea that is stirring controversy in political circles. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, a candidate in her party’s leadership contest, has floated the idea of screening newcomers for their attitudes on intolerance toward other religions, cultures and sexual orientations and reluctance to embrace Canadian freedoms. A new Forum Research Inc. poll for the Star shows that Leitch may be tapping into an idea that Canadians favour with 67 per cent saying immigrants should indeed be screened for “anti-Canadian values.” More importantly...
  • At least we could (probably) invade New Zealand: How small is the Royal Canadian Navy, really?

    09/08/2016 11:46:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Tristin Hopper
    Hull for hull, at least one landlocked country can match Canada's Atlantic fleet. How the Royal Canadian Navy stacks up on the high seas In 2017, Canada's last destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, will be retired, forcing the Royal Canadian Navy to lean on the U.S. to protect its ships from air attack. Last year, the vessel, flagship of the Atlantic fleet, twice broke down while at sea. Meanwhile, even Canada's newly renovated submarines won't last more than a few years without a few billion dollars in upgrades. Critics have called the Royal Canadian Navy "decayed," "neglected" and "embarrassing." But how small...
  • B.C. moms caught smoking ‘celebratory joint’ in school zone after dropping kids off for first day

    09/08/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    A Vancouver Island mother pulled over for speeding in a school zone Tuesday morning admitted she’d shared a joint with the other moms in the car, telling police they were celebrating getting the kids out of their hair after a long summer.
  • Judge says EU-Canada air passenger deal infringes on rights

    09/08/2016 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2016 7:31 AM EDT
    A European Union judge says an EU agreement to exchange air passenger information with Canada to combat terrorism should be revised because parts of it would infringe on people’s rights. Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi said in a legal opinion published Thursday that the deal signed in 2014 should not enter force in its current form. […] Under it, Canadian authorities would have access to the data of European travelers like contact details, credit card and other personal information. …