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  • From a Canadian: Why I Just Became An American Citizen, And Still Have Hope For The Future

    07/01/2020 6:31:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/01/2020 | Joshua Lawson
    I started the process of immigrating to America 12 years ago. Two TN visas, two H1-B visas, a two-year Green Card, a ten-year Green Card, and thousands of dollars of government “processing fees” later, I was finally able to apply for citizenship via naturalization. After another year of waiting, I received a timeslot for my final naturalization interview.Three months after that, I heard my name called: “Joshua Lawson, Canada.” I walked across the stage, shook the hand of the presiding judge, and was an American citizen at last.It was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream and is, so far,...
  • Judge: Gay couples child was US citizen at birth in Canada

    06/21/2020 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Salman · 84 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2929 | Michael Kunzelman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of a gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the State Departments position that the child was born out of wedlock because one of her married parents is not her biological parent. The girls parents, Roee Kiviti and Adiel Kiviti, sued after the State Department denied her application for a U.S. passport. The couple argued that their equal protection rights were violated by...
  • The Nova Scotia shooter case has hallmarks of an undercover operation

    06/20/2020 6:09:07 AM PDT · by Antioch · 23 replies
    Macleans magazine ^ | June 19, 2020 | Paul Palango, Stephen Maher, Shannon Gormley
    The withdrawal of $475,000 in cash by the man who killed 22 Nova Scotians in April matches the method the RCMP uses to send money to confidential informants and agents, sources say. Gabriel Wortman, who is responsible for the largest mass killing in Canadian history, withdrew the money from a Brinks depot in Dartmouth, N.S., on March 30, stashing a carryall filled with hundred-dollar bills in the trunk of his car. According to a source close to the police investigation the money came from CIBC Intria, a subsidiary of the chartered bank that handles currency transactions. Sources in both banking...
  • Canada loses high-profile bid for United Nations Security Council seat

    06/17/2020 2:37:37 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 14 replies
    Global News ^ | June 17, 2020 | Amanda Connolly
    Canada has lost its high-profile bid for one of the rotating seats on the United Nations Security Council. The loss marks the second consecutive failed quest for one of the two seats available in the category for member states from western Europe and other countries, something Canada has now sought and failed to win under two very different governments.
  • University Professor Loses Admin Job For Stating That Men Cannot Get Pregnant

    06/17/2020 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 78 replies
    vigilant citizen ^ | June 11, 2020
    A professor at the University of Alberta was fired from her administration role because her views on gender (based on the fact that ones biological sex is real) made some students to feel unsafe. Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department. Shes also a feminist. However, according to...
  • Video Shows Police Officer in Canada Punching Elderly Black Man as Wife Screams Nearby

    06/17/2020 10:03:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 06/17/2020 | Jason Lemon
    Video footage shared to Twitter appears to show police in the greater Toronto area detaining a black couple outside a hospital as one officer repeatedly punches the husband, who can be heard screaming "murder." The video clip, filmed by an eyewitness to the October 2018 incident, was posted to Twitter on Monday morning by journalist Muhammad Lila. Security footage also shared by Lila shows that the couple, Livingston Jeffers and Pamelia Jeffers who were both in their late 60s when the incident took place, were detained by police after they left the hospital. "This security video shows the full sequence...
  • Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses (Ebola) to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate

    06/14/2020 2:47:46 PM PDT · by jerod · 14 replies
    CBC news ^ | Posted: Jun 14, 2020 | Karen Pauls
    Documents show concerns about Ebola shipment from National Microbiology Lab, no relation to COVID-19 (according to the CBC) Newly-released access to information documents reveal details about a shipment of deadly pathogens last year from Canada's National Microbiology Lab to China confirming for the first time who sent them, what exactly was shipped, and where it went. CBC News had already reported about the shipment of Ebola and Henipah viruses but there's now confirmation one of the scientists escorted from the lab in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation last July was responsible for exporting the pathogens to the Wuhan Institute...
  • China Insider: 2 Canadian Telecommunication Giants Turn Its Back on Huawei in 5G Networks

    06/10/2020 1:03:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/10/2020
    Two of Canadas biggest telecommunications companies, Bell Canada and Telus Mobility have excluded Huawei from their 5G network partners. Bell Canada and Telus Mobility decisions were made due to Huaweis intelligence-gathering activities in countries around the world. Huawei, a Chinese companywhich has close ties with the CCPhas posed too big of a threat to Canada.
  • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Helicopter Hit With Lasers From Canada During Riots

    06/10/2020 9:45:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Heres one of the stranger stories to come out of the ongoing protests and riots, though it took place a week ago. During the June 3 protests in Detroit, a Customs and Border Protection helicopter was being used to monitor the activities in the southeastern portion of the city near the Canadian border. While the pilot was aloft and keeping an eye on things, someone on the other side of the border began repeatedly pointing a green laser into the cockpit. This continued even after the pilot took evasive action to avoid being blinded. Who would be targeting an...
  • Justin Trudeau Kneels At Protest Over Death Of George Floyd

    06/05/2020 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seen kneeling at Ottawa's Black Lives Matter protest on Friday.https://twitter.com/Robertopedia/status/1268999769881542657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268999769881542657&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthepostmillennial.com%2FTrudeau was also seen clapping and nodding his head when a speaker at the event said that it was up to Canadians to be either a "racist or an anti-racist," according toThe Canadian Press.That wasn't the only spectacle at the event. Hecklers gave Trudeau a piece of their mind, telling Trudeau to "stand up to Trump."Trudeau has been making a push to reintroduce himself to the public as the progressive prime minister, having addressed racial inequality for "racialized Canadians" in his last several press conferences."Anti-black racism...
  • Canadian Green Leader: Trumps U.S. No Longer Safe, Canada Must Accept Minorities as Refugees

    06/05/2020 10:42:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party in the Canadian parliament, has called on Justin Trudeau to accept any ethnic minority person from the United States who comes to Canada claiming asylum because President Trump has made the country unsafe. Its clear that if youre Muslim, if youre black, if youre Latina, if youre Indigenous, the United States is not a safe country, alleged May, the Member of Parliament for SaanichGulf Islands in British Columbia. Our safe country agreement with the United States simply cant stand anymore, she insisted.
  • Russia declares state of emergency after massive oil spill in the Arctic Circle

    06/04/2020 4:26:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 June 2020 | Holly Ellyatt
    President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in a region within the Arctic Circle in far northern Russia. The move comes after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into a river from a power plant. The plant is operated by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, a leading palladium and nickel producer. Discussing how news of the spill emerged in the televised meeting, Putin was reportedly shocked to discover that local authorities had only learned of the incident from social media two days after it happened, and he admonished the regions governor Alexander Uss, Reuters reported.
  • Indigenous woman killed by Edmundston, (NB Canada) police during wellness check (Trudeau rails against US racism, forgets about Canada's)

    06/04/2020 2:44:31 PM PDT · by jerod · 24 replies
    CBC news ^ | Jun 04, 2020 | Shane Magee
    A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia was fatally shot by a police officer she allegedly threatened during a wellness check in a northwestern New Brunswick city early Thursday. Family of Chantel Moore say she had recently moved east from British Columbia to live closer to her mother and daughter. Her death came at a time of heightened attention on police actions and practices in the United States and Canada following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Edmundston Police Force says an officer went to a downtown apartment building prompted by a call around 2:30 a.m. Atlantic to...
  • 'They're guitars, not human lives': Montreal merchant says getting looted was worth it to fight racism.

    06/03/2020 12:04:25 PM PDT · by Antioch · 95 replies
    CTV News ^ | Published Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:18PM EDT | Selena Ross
    MONTREAL -- On Sunday night, afIt's clearly not good for business, says a manager of Steves Music, a Montreal institution. But dont get him wrong, he says: it was all worth it. Without any questions whatsoever, it's a noble demonstration and it's clearly far overdue, says Lenny Lanteigne. It was unfortunate that a few hooligans turned it into a free-for-all, he says. It is awful. But next to what some people are going through, this is nothing. The stores insurance company is currently reviewing the damage, and Lanteigne isnt sure yet how itll all turn out financially, he said. The...
  • Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

    06/02/2020 11:01:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2020 | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching whats unfolding in the United States with horror and consternation and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump and the use of tear gas against protesters to clear the way for a photo opportunity. Trudeau has long been careful not to criticize Trump as Canada relies on the U.S. for 75 percent of exports. But Trudeau, who is usually quick to answer, paused and struggled to come up with the right words when asked about Trump calling for military action against protesters and the...
  • Telus, Bell Announce Partnership With Huawei Rivals for 5G, Delivering Major Blow to Chinese Telecom Giant

    06/02/2020 5:35:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/02/2020 | BY JUSTINA WHEALE
    Telus has announced that its partnering with Huawei rivals Ericsson and Nokia for the development of its 5G network, hours after BCE Inc. said its partnering with Ericsson. The news delivers a major blow to the ambitions of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to be a significant player in Canadas 5G infrastructure. The decision comes as Ottawa has yet to announce whether it will allow Huawei to participate in the nations 5G infrastructure, a point of contention with Canadas allies who are concerned their shared data could be compromised if the company has access to Canadas network. Washington has warned partners...
  • Gun-Wielding Drone Plants Trees

    06/02/2020 2:17:17 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    A Canadian startup, Flash Forest, that hopes to [plant trees] by drone. This industry is ripe for innovation, said Bryce Jones, the companys CEO. With recent developments in lithium ion batteries, the drone industry has been revolutionized with increased payload capacity and flight time. Jones and his team plan to use drones for every step of the reforestation process. That means surveilling target areas, planting seedlings, monitoring growth, and collecting data, all from the air. The planting will use a pneumatic gun on the drone that will fire seed pods into the soil. The drones can hold hundreds of seed...
  • Trudeau says Canadians watching U.S. riots in 'horror,' avoids naming Trump (BTW - He wasn't dressed up in 'blackface' while criticizing.)

    06/02/2020 9:52:58 AM PDT · by jerod · 20 replies
    CBC news ^ | Jun 02, 2020 12:29 | John Paul Tasker
    Trudeau said Canadians are watching the events unfolding south of the border in 'consternation'Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his time answering when asked to comment this morning on U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against protesters in the United States demonstrating over the death of a black man in police custody. After a 21-second pause, Trudeau avoided criticizing the president directly while taking aim at social "injustices." "We all watch in horror and consternation at what is going on in the United States," he said. "It is a time to pull people together ... it is a...
  • Canadians watching U.S. in 'horror and consternation': PM Trudeau

    06/02/2020 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 2, 2020 | Reuters
    ... We all watch in horror and consternation whats going on in the United States, Trudeau said on Tuesday. It is a time to pull people together... it is a time to listen, to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades.
  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies
    https://www.newsweek.com/ ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...