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  • French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

    04/25/2015 9:35:13 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 71 replies
    What started as a row over lemonade could end up with international airlines being forced to employ French speakers on all flights that serve Canada, a country where French and English are classed as official languages. An MP in Canada, Stephane Dion, has lodged a bill with parliament that if passed would oblige all flights to and from Canada to have a French speaker on board and for all passenger announcements to be made in both English and French. The inspiration for his bill lies in an argument over a lemonade on an AirCanada flight between Toronto and North Carolina...
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. It’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the region’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Ex-BP Chief Sees Oil Bull Market Sooner than Many Expect

    04/22/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | April 22, 2015 | Dmitry Zhdannikov and Silvia Antonioli
    Low crude prices will trigger consolidation in the oil industry but a new bull market might arrive much sooner than expected given the huge scale of capital and workforce withdrawal in the sector, a former boss of oil major BP said. "The actions the industry is taking to withdraw capital are laying the seeds for the next bull market," Tony Hayward told the FT Commodities Summit. "The peak of U.S. shale supply has arrived earlier than anticipated ... The supply chain in the U.S. has been decimated ... It will take several years to take activity back," Hayward said....
  • Big Hit For U.S. Oil Production In January

    04/24/2015 5:51:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 23 April 2015 | Arthur Berman
    U.S. crude oil production fell at least 135,000 barrels of oil per day in January 2015 compared to December 2014 according to the EIA (Figure 1). Bakken Shale production fell the most of any play or jurisdiction losing 37,000 barrels per day in North Dakota and 4,000 barrels per day in Montana for a total of 41,000 barrels of oil per day (Figure 2). Production in California, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Wyoming also declined significantly. Figure 3 shows Bakken production based on DrillingInfo data. The 42,000 barrels of oil per day drop in January production is completely...
  • Anti-local fracking control bill advances in Texas

    04/21/2015 5:05:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 44 replies
    Platts ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Platts
    A bill being debated in the Texas Legislature that would severely limit local municipalities' power to regulate oil and natural gas drilling moved one step closer to becoming law Monday. In a 125-20 vote, the Republican-dominated Texas House of Representatives approved on third reading H.B. 40. The legislation would "expressly pre-empt local ordinances that ban or limit oil and gas operations," including hydraulic fracturing. The bill will now move to the state Senate, which, like the House, is Republican-controlled. If passed by both houses of the legislature it will move to the desk of Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who has...
  • Bill to Standardize Drillings Setbacks Passes Texas House

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | April 17, 2015 | Deon Daugherty|
    Legislation to set standards for cities that wish to regulate the oil and gas drilling within their city limits passed the Texas House Friday with more than two-thirds approval. House Bill 40 heads to the Texas Senate Monday, where, if it can sustain the momentum thats carried it this far, could soon become law. And thats got some special interests groups in a tizzy. If some Austin lawmakers are successful, oil and gas drilling could be coming to a school, playground of daycare center near you, wrote Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas in an opinion piece published in the...
  • CERAWeek: Oil chiefs explain why U.S. shale boom hasnt gone global

    04/22/2015 4:37:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 22, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    Has billionaire oil man Harold Hamm ever been tempted to take the U.S. shale revolution abroad and expand his oil empire from North Dakota to the rest of the world? I have not, Hamm told a gathering of energy executives Tuesday. The question had come from Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS. Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, one of the biggest oil producers in the Bakken Shale, was one of three oil-company chief executives speaking from the stage during a panel at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference at the Hilton Americas-Houston. So why havent U.S. shale producers tried to tap...
  • CERAWeek: U.S. and Wall Street take over OPECs role as global swing producer

    04/21/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 20, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    Financial markets underpinning the U.S. shale boom have emerged as the worlds de facto regulator of global oil production, taking over from the Saudi Arabia-led cartel that effectively abdicated its decades-old role in November, a top IHS researcher said Monday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is not what it used to be; its no longer the balancer of the oil market, said Jim Burkhard, chief researcher of global oil markets for IHS, during a panel on the first day of the week-long IHS Energy CERAWeek conference at the Hilton Americas-Houston. For a generation, Burkhard said, OPEC could influence...
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBCs Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaigns push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizers background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year. Dubbed the topic of the latest A Closer Look segment, Meyers introducted the book and that its been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • White House defends Hillary: Conservative authors cant be trusted

    04/24/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might think that the White House would have something of substance to say about the repeated violations of a memorandum of understanding between the administration and the Clinton Foundation that prohibited it from accepting donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Wrong! When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday about whether the White House was concerned by the Clinton Foundation’s various indiscretions, or even its failure to disclose foreign donations including those from Uranium One, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest seemed to suggest that they were not (h/t Washington...
  • Did Putin Snag US Uranium and Sell It to Iran?

    04/24/2015 1:10:18 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/24 | Rob Garver
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), a member of both the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to allege that uranium mined in the United States has illegally been taken out of the country. Barrasso went on to say that he is specifically concerned that the uranium may have been transported to Iran. The claim has particular political salience at the moment because of an investigative piece published by The New York Times on Thursday that showed the Clinton Foundation, run by former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had accepted millions of...
  • 'CLINTON CASH GOES HOLLYWOOD: AVENGERS STAR MARK RUFFALO (THE HULK) WANTS HILLARY 'PRIMARIED'

    04/24/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Ator Mark Ruffalo posted a link to an investigation based on Peter Schweizers new expos Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich on his Twitter page Thursday, a possible signal that Schweizers book has penetrated the Hollywood establishments liberal entertainment elites. In his post, the Avengers star took a jab at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling Clintons involvement in the newly revealed Uranium One scandal a problem and reiterating his desire to see Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Thiss the problem! #RunWarrenRun, Ruffalo...
  • Ottawas red-tape cutting law gets RoyalAssent

    04/24/2015 5:42:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 4-23-15 | Laura Jones
    With this being budget week, the federal governments taxing and spending decisions are under the microscope as they should be in a healthy democracy. But what about governments hidden tax: regulation? With no equivalent of a federal budget day, regulatory decisions and their implications get precious little scrutiny and we are all worse for it. Thankfully, regulatory transparency got a considerable boostThursdaywhen the Red Tape Reduction Act (C-21) received Royal Assent and became law. Minister Tony Clement, who has championed the bill, can be proud that Canada is now the first country in the world to require that for...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Wont Describe Armenian Massacre as Genocide

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word genocide at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Canada federal budget 2015: Tories slice out (small) budget surplus for pre-election books

    04/21/2015 4:27:57 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    Post media News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mark Kennedy
    With just six months before the next election, Prime Minister Stephen Harpers governing Conservatives have introduced a budget that offers attractive tax breaks for targeted voters and puts the countrys finances back into a precariously small surplus.
  • Canada federal budget 2015: Tories slice out a (small) budget surplus

    04/21/2015 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | April 21, 2015
    With just six months before the next election, Prime Minister Stephen Harpers governing Conservatives have introduced a budget that offers attractive tax breaks for targeted voters and puts the countrys finances back into a precariously small surplus. The economic blueprint introduced Tuesday by Finance Minister Joe Oliver also sets aside new money over the next few years for enhanced national security, including money for the Canadian Forces, and municipal infrastructure projects such as public transit. But with little money in the kitty this years surplus will be just $1.4 billion and wont grow rapidly in future years much...
  • Shell exec: U.S. risks losing drilling dollars to Brazil, Canada and Mexico

    04/16/2015 5:14:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 15, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration is eyeing an auction of offshore oil drilling leases along the East Coast in 2021, but thats not enough to keep the United States competitive with other Atlantic nations, a Shell executive told Congress on Wednesday. The Gulf of Mexico has kept the United States globally competitive for decades, Mark Shuster, Shells executive vice president of upstream Americas exploration, told a House Natural Resources subcommittee. The U.S. stands to lose a lot if we dont make new acreage available. At issue is the Interior Departments draft plan for selling oil and gas leases on the U.S. outer...
  • Thousands March Through Snow Protesting Global Warming

    The Gore effect has struck again, this time forcing thousands of Canadian eco-activists to march through the snow over the weekend, rallying against global warming on a cold Quebec City day. The Globe and Mail reports the Act On Climate Change march included representatives from First Nations, environmental activists and political groups who are trying to convince politicians to ban oil sands extraction and prevent pipelines from being built to bring that oil to market. Protesters dressed in red even marched in a formation that made a thermometer, meant to send a message about climate change, the Globe and Mail...
  • Canadian womans British visa hinges on level of affection in her 45-year marriage

    04/12/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Global News ^ | 4-12-15 | Michelle McQuigge
    A Canadian woman hoping to spend her retirement years with her husband in England is on the verge of being kicked out of the country because officials are questioning the affection level in her 45-year marriage. Maria Summers had her application for a visa formally declined in 2014 on the grounds that she and her husband David had not provided enough evidence to prove that their relationship was both ongoing and emotionally supportive. The retired optician has appealed the unusual decision, but says the stakes are high if its declined. -- snip -- Summers troubles with British authorities began in...
  • Parliament Hills booze-filled history revealed

    04/12/2015 6:29:19 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | April 12, 2015 | Jennifer Ditchburn
    OTTAWA If Parliament Hill has sometimes seemed throughout its history like a boozy, male-dominated powder keg, its worth noting thats partly what it was built on. Recent archeological digs outside some of the main buildings in the precinct have turned up tens of thousands of artifacts from the early 19th century. They tell a story of life before Sir John A. MacDonald, before MPs and senators, and before Ottawa was even called Ottawa. Starting in 1827, the area that is now Parliament Hill was called Barrack Hill, a staging ground for the British Royal Engineers to undertake the construction...
  • Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

    04/08/2015 8:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | unknown
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that's left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull.......The cargo shipping season started last month on the upper Great Lakes.
  • CP NewsAlert: Alberta voters head to polls on May 5 in provincial election

    04/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 7 replies
    The Canadian Press via Yahoo! News Canada ^ | April 7, 2015 | The Canadian Press
    EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has called a provincial election for May 5. The campaign will play out against the backdrop of an Alberta economy in flux. The collapse in the price of oil, the province's main income source, is expected to cause a $5-billion deficit this year. Prentice's Progressive Conservatives will be running on a budget that includes tax hikes and spending cuts to ride out the storm.
  • Skeptical Canada Wont Lift its Iran Sanctions

    04/06/2015 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 10:41 AM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obamas enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions. Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson responded to the deal, warning that the Islamic regime may still be able to obtain a nuclear weapon even with the agreement. We have to make every possible diplomatic effort to ensure that Iran will never be able to achieve the ability to develop a nuclear weapon, said Nicholson, noting such a development could...
  • Attack of the bubble children

    04/05/2015 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 48 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 5, 2015 | Paige MacPherson
    The other day I was at Trent University in Peterborough. I was giving a talk on why student unions and political groups should be held accountable for their use of student and taxpayer money. During the question-and-answer period, I inadvertently offended a bright young woman. Shed suggested removing automatic student funds from political groups would remove political discourse from campus altogether. Of course not, I responded. I was a student activist who never received student money, yet was completely immersed in politics. Passionate people debate, regardless. I said people like her, who are zesty and politically active ... Then I...
  • The Owners of the Keystone Pipeline Just Canceled a Project in Canada

    04/03/2015 4:49:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 29 replies
    New Republic ^ | APRIL 2, 2015 | Rebecca Leber
    TransCanada on Thursday announced a two-year delay to its plans to move the Canadian tar sands. The company is cancelling its plans to build a controversial export terminal in Quebec, citing environmental concern over the endangered beluga whale. This means a delay to plans for finishing the Energy East pipeline, now set for 2020. In the meantime, TransCanada will search for a new location for its port. For once, then, Canadian oil news isn't about the TransCanada-owned Keystone XL, which has faced a six-year delay as the Obama administration sits on a decision to issue a permit. At least not...
  • Canadian diplomats sons allegedly botched drug heist

    04/02/2015 2:57:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | April 1, 2015 | William Marsden and Shaamini Yogaretnam
    Bloodstains were still visible in the doorway of an apartment in the quiet Miami neighbourhood of Coral Way on Wednesday, two days after an alleged plan to rip off a drug dealer left one of the sons of Canadas consul general to Florida dead and another charged with murder. Jean Wabafiyebazu, the 17-year-old son of longtime diplomat Roxanne Dub, died in hospital of injuries suffered in Mondays shootout, which police say erupted during a dispute over two pounds of marijuana, valued at US$5,000. His 15-year-old brother, Marc, is being held in a youth detention centre, charged with felony murder and...
  • Downside Data Surprises in Canada; Bad Weather Up North? How About Recession?

    04/01/2015 5:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    The string of bad data reports not only applies to the US, economists up North appear to be no better at predicting the weather than US economists. Variant Perception reports Downside Data Surprises Continue in Canada. For the past 6 months, we have been alerting clients to the persistent decline in our Canada leading indicator. This is now showing up in numerous Canadian coincident data releases, with retail sales being the latest to miss expectations last Friday. The economic surprise index is now declining sharply and there is little sign of immediate improvement ahead. PMIs continue to fall whilst building...
  • Canada Pushes Ahead with Keystone XL Alternatives

    03/31/2015 5:04:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bobby Magill
    A decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built in the U.S. could come at any time, but there are myriad other projects on the table designed to do exactly what Keystone XL was designed to do: transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries. Those pipelines, both in the U.S. and Canada, are being designed to move the oily bitumen produced from the tar sands to refineries in Texas and eastern Canada, and to ports on the Pacific Coast where the oil could be shipped to Asia. Combined, the pipelines would be able to carry more...
  • Amazon.com moves drone testing to secret Canadian location after U.S. too slow granting permits

    03/30/2015 9:23:41 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tristin Hopper
    VANCOUVER Spurned by U.S. regulators, Amazon.com has turned to the one country where flying delivery robots are still welcome: Canada. On Monday, the U.K.s Guardian newspaper revealed that the online retail giant is testing its latest prototypes for package-carrying drones at a top-secret site in British Columbia. We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Amazon Prime Air including outdoors at a rural test site in Canada, wrote Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish in an email to the National Post. --- Located a mere 600 metres from the U.S. border, the Canadian testing grounds fulfill a lingering threat by Amazon...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens OMalley: He Better Watch It [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABCs This Week made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clintons administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary. Granholm added, And Martin OMalley, hes a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it. I think he and anybody else,...
  • OpEd: Latinos Fit Right In, See Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2015 | BY STEPHEN A. NUO
    With the announcement of Ted Cruz's candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and his speech at the convocation of the ultra-conservative Liberty University, the country finds itself jilted to the right on the ideological spectrum. Ted Cruz is quite the curious ideological torchbearer precisely because he is Latino. The general assumption in politics is that growing Hispanic Latino participation in politics will only mean an ideological shift to the left. This makes Ted Cruz' candidacy a welcome reminder that Latino candidates won't, for good or bad, necessarily stray from traditional American politics any time soon. The son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Canada: Three Muslims charged with sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

    03/30/2015 5:37:30 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    I have predicted that these Muslim grooming gangs would not be limited to Britain, and now here is one in Canada. Not a day goes by in the UK, where islamization is much further along, that these monstrous news stories emerge of sexploitation of non-Muslims by Islamic supremacists. The Brits have 20 years on us, but Obama is working hard to catch up. Expect a lot more of these cases to start popping up in North America for example, the conviction in Tenneseee a few years ago of three Muslim men: A Tennessee federal jury split its verdict Friday...
  • Poll: Bush Still Tops List of GOP Candidates, But Cruz Rising Fast

    03/29/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 29, 2015
    Link only: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-ted-cruz-poll/2015/03/29/id/635137/#ixzz3VncIuLew
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexicos oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • 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. Theres 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 wasnt being heard. Inspired by her peers, many of whom attend Unity Mosque, a human positive mosque in Toronto, Canada, Habib decided to...
  • BREAKING: Air Canada Plane Crashes on Runway at Halifax Airport - Reports

    03/28/2015 9:37:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    IBT ^ | 3-29-2015 | Mugda Variyar
    An Air Canada plane has reportedly crashed on the runway of the the Halifax International Airport on Sunday, but injuries have not yet been reported. The plane likely clipped power lines that led to the crash. The incident led to power outage at the airport, and reports suggest that passangers are safe. More details are awaited.
  • Is Ted Cruz Eligible for the Presidency?

    03/28/2015 4:05:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 188 replies
    The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation) ^ | March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruzs announcement Monday that he will run for president has Donald Trump, the ladies on The View, and others in the birther crowd questioning Cruzs eligibility to be president.Born in Alberta, Canada in 1970, Cruz is the son of an American mother and Cuban father. Anticipating these questions, Cruz released his birth certificate in 2013 and officially renounced his dual Canadian citizenship in 2014.This isnt the first time a candidates eligibility has been questionedthe issue dogged President Obama in 2008, George Romney in 1967, and President Chester Arthur in 1880. But is there any merit in...
  • Quebec is not allowed to preserve gun registry data, will create its own

    03/27/2015 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    CTV Montreal ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government is allowed to destroy the long-gun registry data pertaining to Quebec, so the province is going to spend tens of millions of dollars to create its own from scratch. Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault reacted with dismay on Friday to the Supreme Court's decision that the federal government can flush the data it has on long gun owners in the province. She says Quebec had no choice but to create its own database to keep track of weapons.
  • RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Team

    03/27/2015 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    Royal Canadian Air Force ^ | January 6, 2015
    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denis "Cheech" Beaulieu as the pilot for the 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Flying his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Captain Beaulieu will wow crowds around the continent during the 2015 air show season. "I am really looking forward to taking the CF-18 all over Canada and the United States, said Captain Beaulieu, who is a member of 425 Alouettes Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec. This job gives me the opportunity to celebrate aviation with audiences...
  • Canada gov't asks pipeline regulator for safety guidelines by 2016

    03/27/2015 6:29:39 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Mar 2015 | MIKE DE SOUZA
    (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government has given the energy regulator about a year to deliver up-to-date guidelines for pipeline companies to improve safety and protect the environment. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford instructed the National Energy Board to study the issue and report its findings with new safety guidelines by next year, according to a Feb. 5 letter released to Reuters through an access to information request. The instructions coincide with several major crude oil pipeline expansion projects proposed in Canada by companies such as Kinder Morgan, Enbridge and TransCanada Corp . The projects face strong opposition from many landowner...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talents first impressions?I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: Hes very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but theres no arrogance with it. I like that. Hes just a regular guy.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washingtons leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walkers budding national security and foreign...
  • Homosexuals in Newfoundland hit by 'astronomical' syphilis outbreak

    03/25/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A syphilis outbreak of "astronomical" proportions has been unleashed in Canada's easternmost province, according to the healthcare authority of eastern NewfoundlandAlready this year in less than three months 15 cases of syphilis have been reported, according to Eastern Health. That's more than half the total number of cases (26) confirmed by the region's health authority all of last year. Most of the 41 syphilis infections were identified in homosexual men between 20 and 49 years of age, with 10 of the cases also being diagnosed with HIV, according to Eastern Health. Rising concerns This substantial increase is raising...
  • Four signs that U.S. market momentum may be losing steam

    03/25/2015 11:38:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Martin Pelletier
    I think about myself as like an ocean liner thats been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to stop, but the ship doesnt stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and Im very flattered that people are still finding me useful. Leonard Nimoy. There are many different factors that can influence markets, but among the most powerful is momentum for the simple reason that people find comfort and safety in doing what everyone else is doing. Investing professionals are well aware...
  • Woman fighting citizenship oath niqab ban favours gender segregation but not in Canada

    03/25/2015 6:29:38 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 5 replies
    The devout Muslim woman fighting to wear a niqab while taking the citizenship oath told a government lawyer last year she is in favour of separating men and women in some circumstances in her native Pakistan. But in an interview Tuesday, Zunera Ishaq said she does not advocate such segregation in Canada.
  • Canada to Launch Air Strikes on IS Positions in Syria

    03/24/2015 9:23:09 PM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    VOA via Chosun Ilbo ^ | March 25, 2015
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will expand its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria. Harper told parliament on Tuesday Canada will not seek "the express consent" of the Syrian government to launch the attacks. He said Canada must strike at the Syrian power base of the Islamic State militants. "ISIL's fighters and much of its heavier equipment are moving freely across the Iraqi border into Syria, in part for better protection against our airstrikes," Harper said. "In our view, ISIL must cease to have any safe haven in Syria." Canada...
  • Topless woman removed from House of Commons after protesting anti-terror bill

    03/23/2015 8:12:35 PM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 47 replies
    National Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jake Edmiston
    A topless woman protesting the Conservative governments anti-terror bill was ejected from the House of Commons on Monday during a discussion about honouring Vietnamese refugees. The protester, Neda Topaloski with the Canadian wing of the international Femen movement, was in the sitting in public gallery, with two guards standing nearby on either side of her, she said. One of the security guards stepped out briefly, so seeing an opportunity, she took off her shirt. The officers gave chase and Ms. Topaloski ran about the gallery, screaming: C-51 is war on freedom.
  • Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case [Obama's Safe World!]

    03/20/2015 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto 23 April 2013 Chiheb Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Koran Two Canadian men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train going from New York to Toronto have been found guilty on multiple terror charges. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 after a surveillance and undercover operation. Jurors spent 10 days in deliberations before returning guilty...
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guards fleet has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasnt had any luck. The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ... Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...
  • Forget About Keystone XL Canadian Crude Is Coming

    03/20/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 19 March 2015 | Mark Hill
    While Congress and the White House continue to wrangle over the Keystone XL pipeline extension, the oil industry is taking matters into its own hands. Markets are primed for an influx of Canadian crude oil, but with pipeline transport off the table for the foreseeable future, producers have built alternative modes to meet the demand. The problem is, recent disasters have soured legislators and environmentalists on road and rail for moving oil. Alongside political uncertainties are other wild cards like extreme weather and the unknowns that arise from an emerging logistics infrastructure, which can all impact the flow of goods....
  • Canadian man found dead at Mexican resort of Los Cabos

    03/19/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | 3- 19- 2015
    His body was found on the El Tule beach, midway between the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. ... Also Wednesday, the Mexican navy said it had found a boat stolen during a mass robbery of tourists on an island off the nearby city of La Paz last week ... On March 14, a group of armed men arrived at the island of Espiritu Santo aboard a boat and stole the belongings of a group of mainly foreign tourists on a day trip to the island. The thieves also stole one of the boats the...