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  • No-interest MasterCard aims at devout Muslims

    04/13/2010 9:03:16 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 28 replies · 985+ views
    The Star ^ | April 12, 2010 | Emily Mathieu
    Zero interest and faith are not words one commonly associates with credit cards. They do have a place in discussions about the iFreedom Plus MasterCard, tailored to meet the religious requirements of Canada’s Islamic community and recently launched by Toronto company UM Financial. “There are clients in the market looking for structured products that are compliant,” from credit cards to mortgages, said Omar Kalair, president and chief executive officer. UM Financial plans to market the card to all Canadians.
  • "It's my Bloody right to do so!"

    01/14/2008 4:08:10 PM PST · by UnklGene · 48 replies · 1,689+ views
    Gates of Vienna ^ | January 14, 2008 | Baron Bodissey
    “It’s my BLOODY right to do so!” by Baron Bodissey A Motoon Ezra Levant is the publisher of Western Standard magazine, whose print version — now defunct — published the Danish Mohammed cartoons two years ago. On Friday Mr. Levant was summoned under protest to be interrogated by a “human rights officer” from the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The reason? Khurrum Awan, an imam from the Canadian Islamic Congress, filed a complaint with the HRC against him. Mr. Levant was required to appear before this extra-judicial body — no one on the HRC is a judge, and the panel is...
  • Video: Cartoonishly anti-American Canadian interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    07/13/2007 3:56:39 PM PDT · by libs_kma · 54 replies · 1,317+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | June 11, 2007 | Avi Lewis
    Not quite parody but dangerously close. How can she be so disgustingly pro-American, he wonders, and yet so stridently anti-Islamic? Doesn’t she see that Islamists and “Christianists” are two sides of the same coin? Things pick up towards the end but she never retreats. Just one of the many reasons she has my vote for the vice presidency next year. Click the image to watch.
  • V.P.-Turned-Environmentalist Al Gore Creates Frenzy At U. Of T. (Treehugging "Rockstar")

    02/21/2007 11:04:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Toronto City News ^ | February 21, 2007
    He's a former Vice-President of the United States. His movie, "An Inconvenient Truth", is up for an Oscar. And he's the poster boy for the environment - printed on recycled paper of course. All of which is making Al Gore a hot ticket in Toronto. The American politician turned environmentalist came to the U. of T. Wednesday night for a long awaited speech, and there were throngs of fans to greet him. So were ticket scalpers, who are seeing a different type of green. Reports indicate more than 20,000 people were trying to get their hands on a ducat for...
  • Muslim sitcom debuts in Canada (Little Mosque on the Prairie)

    01/09/2007 8:23:40 PM PST · by Arnold Zephel · 15 replies · 1,472+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/09/07 | Lee Carter
    I'm with a group of surprised camels, a 300lb chicken shwarma and a bemused comedy writer in a wintry, wet Toronto square. We're here for the launch of CBC's new sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie, which depicts a Muslim community trying to assimilate in a small prairie town. It has little in common with the sugary, 1970s American pioneer family drama Little House On The Prairie, jokingly appropriated in the show's title. By contrast, Little Mosque addresses head-on post- 9/11 fears and prejudices. It's generating lots of publicity in Canada, with or without the camels, largely for breaking new...
  • Ignatieff gaffe forces aide to quit

    10/12/2006 5:23:36 AM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies · 538+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-10-12 | Joan Bryden
    OTTAWA (CP) - Another controversial comment by Liberal leadership front-runner Michael Ignatieff has cost him the support of his Toronto campaign co-chair. Thornhill MP Susan Kadis withdrew her support for Ignatieff on Wednesday, after he accused Israel of committing a "war crime" during its bombardment of Lebanon last summer. "Michael is an intelligent person and I would think that he would have a better handle on the Middle East given his years of experience on human rights and international law," Kadis said in a written statement. Kadis was reacting to Ignatieff's appearance on a French-language television program Sunday, in which...
  • New poll says most Canadians blame U.S. for 9/11 attacks

    09/07/2006 8:31:19 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 282 replies · 3,876+ views
    CBC News ^ | September 7, 2006 |
    A majority of Canadians believe U.S. foreign policy was one of the root causes that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Quebecers are quicker to criticize the U.S. administration for its international actions than other Canadians, a recent poll suggests. Those conclusions are found in a newly released poll conducted by Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies. The poll suggests that 77 per cent of Quebecers polled primarily blame American foreign policy for the Sept. 11 attacks. The results suggest 57 per cent in Ontario hold a similar view. Canadian opinions have hardened against the United...
  • Blackout on Canada terror trial

    06/12/2006 7:27:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies · 467+ views
    Lawyers acting for a group of Canadian terror suspects have complained about a media blackout on court proceedings. Speaking after 14 of the 17 suspects appeared at a bail hearing in Brampton, Ontario, they said it was indicative that the men cannot get a fair trial. Details of the charges they face have not been published but their lawyers say they include an alleged plot to storm parliament and behead the PM. The accusations against the men, most Canadians, has caused nationwide shock. Citizens' rights Rocco Galati, representing one of the suspects, who include five teenagers, complained that the men...
  • Two mothers should be allowed on birth document, judge says [Ontario, Canada]

    06/07/2006 1:12:57 PM PDT · by doc30 · 36 replies · 728+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 6/7/06 | KIRK MAKIN
    Two mothers should be allowed on birth document, judge says Found in breach of Charter, Ontario told to alter rules to include lesbian parents KIRK MAKIN From Wednesday's Globe and Mail An Ontario judge struck down a birth registry provision yesterday that prevents lesbian couples from being registered as parents of babies conceived through artificial insemination, saying that the regulation causes them unjustified "pain and hardship." Mr. Justice Paul Rivard of the Ontario Superior Court ruled that the province violated the litigants' right to equality by stopping them from adding their names to the Statement of Live Births after their...
  • RCMP Behind Bomb Material [Now it's a sting?? Entrapment?!]

    06/04/2006 12:32:10 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 111 replies · 7,209+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Michelle Shepard and Isabel Teotonio
    The delivery of three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to a group suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in southern Ontario was part of an undercover police sting operation, the Toronto Star has learned. The RCMP said yesterday that after investigating the alleged homegrown terrorist cell for months, they had to move quickly Friday night to arrest 12 men and five youths before the group could launch a bomb attack on Canadian soil. Sources say investigators who had learned of the group's alleged plan to build a bomb were controlling the sale and transport of the massive amount of fertilizer, a key...
  • New York fires back

    04/23/2006 4:14:13 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies · 517+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 23 Apr 06 | Tim Harper
    ILLEGAL GUNS | With a big-city summit set for Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg's war on traffickers is bringing results, but weapons keep flowing into his city as fast as police can seize them. It took 11 months and ended in a porta-potty on a construction site. In the bitter pre-dawn cold of a Sunday morning in February in the borough of Queens, members of New York's Operation Tripod pounced as gun traffickers from Ohio sought to close the type of big-money deal that keeps the so-called Iron Pipeline humming.
  • Secrecy cloaks arrest of two cabbies

    03/31/2006 7:56:27 AM PST · by Clive · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-03-31 | Chris Doucette and Alan Cairns
    NEWMARKET -- Two local taxi drivers, one with alleged terrorist links and the other facing outstanding charges in the U.S., were nabbed two weeks ago outside a modest townhome here, neighbours and co-workers say. But the secrecy and mystery surrounding the arrests of alleged al-Qaida captain Raja Ghulam Mustafa and his brother-in-law Syed Maqsood Aly continued last night when Syed's wife tried to distance herself from both men. Meanwhile, the Toronto Sun learned last night that Mustafa entered Canada about 18 months ago using the fake name of Raja Ghulam Murtaza and obtained refugee status. When first approached by the...
  • Suicide bombing endorsed in kids book (Canadian Library recommended list kids 8-11)

    03/03/2006 10:29:52 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 25 replies · 594+ views
    he Ontario Library Association refused to drop from its recommended list a book that includes Palestinian children endorsing suicide bombing. Palestinian and Israeli children speak about suicide bombings, anti-Semitism, guns and soldiers in “Three Wishes,” by Deborah Ellis. “In our eyes, the book is perfectly good and we stand by our selection committee and the rights of children to read this book,” said Larry Moore, the association’s executive director. The Canadian Jewish Congress asked for the book to be removed from a list of recommending reading for 8-11 year-olds, saying it does not provide young readers with enough context. “They...
  • Ontario formally passes law to prohibit sharia (Buh bye...sharia!)

    02/14/2006 5:59:28 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 33 replies · 771+ views
    ctv (Canada) ^ | 2/14/2006 | Staff
    TORONTO — Ontario has formally passed legislation to prohibit the use of religious tribunals to settle family law disputes such as custody and divorce. The bill was introduced after Premier Dalton McGuinty promised last year to prohibit the use of religious rules, called Shariah law, to settle Muslim family law cases. McGuinty surprised many when he announced he would not only ban Shariah, but would also prohibit all religious arbitrations in Ontario. The Canadian Jewish Congress said Tuesday it was disappointed with the new law. "It assumes that faith-based approaches to arbitration are innately exploitative," said Mark Freiman, honorary legal...
  • Danish products removed from Toronto shops

    02/06/2006 9:20:13 AM PST · by DTA · 141 replies · 2,650+ views
    Danish products removed from Toronto shops CTV.ca News Staff Muslim-owned stores in Toronto are removing Danish products from shelves in response to outrage over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that appeared in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. Outrage erupted into protests in many Muslim countries over the cartoons which depict the prophet as a terrorist or another with him wearing a turban shaped as bomb. Signs have appeared in a Toronto grocery store that say, "We no longer carry any products from Denmark." The store's manager told The Toronto Star removing Danish products is about showing solidarity with other Muslims, even...
  • Bomb threats against Canadian Jewish schools

    02/05/2006 10:22:10 AM PST · by Alouette · 49 replies · 921+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 5, 2006
    Bomb threats against Canadian Jewish schools Canadian security officials cite Hamas victory for rise in anti-Semitic threats Judeoscope In a community security alert released today, B’nai Brith Canada revealed that threats were made in recent days against Jewish community institutions. The alert specifically mentioned bomb threats targeting elementary Jewish schools. Security experts with whom B’nai Brith maintains contact said the electoral victory of Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas could be a reason for the sudden rise of anti-Jewish threats. The security alert also expressed dismay at the announcement yesterday that the convicted fire-bomber of the United Talmud Torah Jewish Day School...
  • Vision TV Moving toward More Openly Anti-Catholic Bias

    01/10/2006 8:20:33 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 949+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 9, 2005 | Hilary White
    LifeSiteNews.com Monday January 9, 2006 Vision TV Moving toward More Openly Anti-Catholic Bias By Hilary WhiteTORONTO, January 9, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Vision TV, the Toronto-based broadcaster that bills itself as “Canada's multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster,” is positioning itself as a leader in anti-Catholic media punditry. The broadcaster’s most recent round comes in the form of a programme on NDP MP Charlie Angus’ very public conflict with Catholic teaching on same sex “marriage.”In July, Angus was told by his parish priest, Fr. John Lemire, that his support for the change in the definition of marriage would put him so seriously at...
  • Too American to Be Canadian?

    01/07/2006 11:21:21 AM PST · by quidnunc · 115 replies · 1,779+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 8, 2006 | Anna Morgan
    Anti-American sentiments are so robust in Canada that you apparently don't even have to be American to feel their sting — American-by-association will do. Take the case of Michael Ignatieff, the Toronto-born political scientist and human rights expert who spent the last couple of decades teaching at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. When he returned to Canada late last year to run for Parliament, did he get a warm welcome home from the locals? Hardly. Ignatieff had to stand down hecklers shouting "American, American!" — and this was at the candidate nomination meeting for his electoral district,...
  • Canadian fans hurl abuse at U.S.

    01/06/2006 7:51:29 PM PST · by ChristianDefender · 292 replies · 4,202+ views
    wnd ^ | January 6, 2006 | wnd
    Canadian hockey fans at an international tournament in Vancouver, B.C., chanted anti-U.S. slogans as they cheered the Russian team to victory over the American squad. A Canadian columnist, who called the booing "disgraceful," said the venom began toward the end of the semi-final game at the World Junior Hockey Championship, which concluded last night with Team Canada playing the Russian national team. "U.S. sucks!" the Canadian fans chanted. Pete McMartin, writing for CanWest News Service, pointed out the Canadian team wasn't even on the ice at the time. If it were, he said, "that would have gone some way toward...
  • Sado-Masochism Might be ‘Sexual Orientation’ says BC Human Rights Tribunal

    01/05/2006 2:36:24 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 1,210+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 6 January 2006 | Hilary White
    VANCOUVER, January 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The BC Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to discover a new “sexual orientation.” The Vancouver Sun reported December 30, that a self-described “pagan” is accusing the Vancouver police of discrimination for refusing him a license to drive a limousine because of his involvement in the “bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism” (BDSM) underworld. A Vancouver man, Peter Hayes, has accused the Vancouver police of illegal discrimination because of his involvement in BDSM. Hayes says that he lost a potential job as a limousine driver when police refused him a chauffeur's...
  • Canada's Liberals Blame America

    01/04/2006 5:24:45 PM PST · by quidnunc · 87 replies · 2,902+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2006 | Paul Jackson
    A too-close-to-call federal election campaign in Canada has spurred the nation’s beleaguered Liberal leader to try and cling to power by attacking the nation’s oldest ally and largest trading partner. That Canada sells 83% of its world exports to the United States and some 50% of all Canadian jobs depend either directly or indirectly on those exports seems irrelevant right now. It’s a bizarre world Up North these days. Prime Minister Paul Martin is in the fight of his political life against Conservative leader Stephen Harper and that’s obviously why he’s been trying to whip up anti-American fervor in the...
  • REAPING WHAT WE SOW (hypocrisy & anti-Americanism of Canada's Liberals nicely answered)

    01/03/2006 4:40:52 PM PST · by GMMAC · 21 replies · 1,401+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | January 3, 2006 | David Frum
    REAPING WHAT WE SOW National Post January 3, 2006 by David Frum After a spasm of heart-rending, frightening violence, Toronto's Mayor, David Miller, and its news media want Torontonians to remember one thing: The city is very, very safe. Really. "Chicago: 445 homicides. Washington D.C.: 195 homicides. Baltimore: 268 homicides. Toronto: 78 homicides." So opened a story in Sunday's Toronto Star. If there is any problem in Toronto, the Mayor insists, it is traceable to the United States: "The U.S. is exporting its problem of violence to the streets of Toronto," David Miller complained on Dec. 27. And naturally...
  • Canada-bashing: We encourage it

    01/02/2006 8:40:34 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 45 replies · 1,575+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 12/29/2005 | Rachael Marsden
    The Canadian media got all jacked up recently over the fact that an American pundit let loose with an anti-Canadian rant on a cable TV show. Not since the president of Hershey's saw that crane-necked alien E.T. with Reese's Pieces in its hand has anyone been so giddy about high-profile brand placement. Canadians don't get to respond very often to comments made about us by Americans, because more than a decade of Liberal rule has set our once-great country on a depressing descent into irrelevancy. You know Canadian media are desperate for attention when they offer serious reportage and heartfelt,...
  • Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting (on Free Dominion re: Alberta separation)

    01/01/2006 11:43:14 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 85 replies · 1,535+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 12/30/05 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Tory campaign worker resigns after blog posting Updated Fri. Dec. 30 2005 9:12 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff The campaign manager for Conservative Party member Peter Goldring stepped down Friday, after writing a blog posting that called for Alberta's independence. Gordon Stamp, who posts under the pseudonym "Psycho," wrote on Free Dominion: "I honestly see no benefit for Alberta to remain part of Canada. Seriously, there is absolutely nothing that Canada as a nation offers me." He goes on to compare Alberta to "a battered wife who has not yet realized that being divorced is better than staying married." While...
  • Ottawa program offers drinks to homeless alcoholics

    Ottawa program offers drinks to homeless alcoholics Last Updated Mon, 02 Jan 2006 19:49:58 EST CBC News Shelters across the country are taking a closer look at an Ottawa shelter that gives drinks to homeless alcoholics after a study suggested the program is having a positive impact. Dr. Tiina Podymow envisioned the program after volunteering with chronic alcoholics, including some who drank upwards of 40 drinks per day, including mouthwash. Two men in the program receive their drinks at an Ottawa shelter. Participants in the Managed Alcohol Project were given permanent beds in a shelter and, from 7 a.m. to...
  • Terrorists Urged to Reach U.S. Targets 'Through Canada'

    01/02/2006 12:39:36 PM PST · by quidnunc · 42 replies · 2,984+ views
    The National Post ^ | January 2, 2006 | Unattributed
    Trans-Alaska pipeline named in online manual "Jihad groups" in Canada are being urged to cross the border to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States, a Washington research group says. A 12-page document recently posted on an al-Qaeda-affiliated Internet forum says small groups of terrorists with explosives expertise should enter the United States from Canada. The scenario is reminiscent of the 1999 attempt by extremists in Montreal to bomb Los Angeles airport — except this time the targets are oil and gas fields, refineries and pipelines. The port of Valdez and the Trans-Alaska pipeline are specifically named as targets:...
  • Mark Steyn: Yet another unhappy ending [in Canada] (prediction of another leftist victory)

    01/02/2006 4:25:02 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 41 replies · 2,213+ views
    Western Standard ^ | January 23, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Have you seen the latest Chronicles Of Sarnia?" asked Gord during a lull at the 24/7 campaign call centre. "Chronicles Of Sarnia?" I said, bewildered. "You remember," he said, "the books by that famous intellectual philosopher." "C. S. Lewis?" "Avi Lewis, isn't it?" said Gord. "Anyway, they're the magical fairy tales set in that strange, vast, snow-covered land encompassing all that lies between the lamppost with the sign saying 'You Are Now Leaving The United States And Entering The Moral Conscience Of The World' and the great island fortress of Hans Pairodanes on the northern sea. The land where it...
  • Liberal candidate in Canada boasts "This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam Won!

    12/19/2005 8:33:35 PM PST · by Catttt · 77 replies · 2,468+ views
    On December 2, the Liberal candidate for Mississauga-Erindale, Omar Alghabra, made his victory speech after winning the nomination. In that speech, he reportedly exhorted his audience, "This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam Won! ... Islamic power is extending into Canadian politics".Alghabra's victory speech was delivered to an audience of several hundred in the Coptic Christian Centre of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga. David Ragheb, a member of the congregation, reported that following Alghabra's victory speech, Markham Councillor Khalid Osman took to the stage and declared, "We have the east, we have...
  • Canada: Liberal riding official resigns

    12/20/2005 8:50:15 AM PST · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 1,176+ views
    CP ^ | 12/20/05 | CP
    OAKVILLE, Ont. (CP) - The president of the Oakville Liberal riding association has resigned after telling a voter unhappy with gun control to take her "gun loving ass back to the U.S." Elie Betito's response to a voter about Liberal handgun policy was disturbing and highly inappropriate, said Lindsay Williams, the Liberal campaign director in the riding. Williams said Liberal incumbent Bonnie Brown was "disturbed by the terrible way it was handled." At issue was an e-mail exchange initiated by Stacey Cherwonak, who identified herself as a sport shooter and wrote to Brown's campaign to take issue with Prime Minister...
  • U.S. sub may have toured Canadian Arctic zone

    12/19/2005 8:01:28 AM PST · by MARKUSPRIME · 76 replies · 2,194+ views
    A U.S. nuclear submarine cruised through the Arctic Ocean last month -- probably passing through Canadian territorial waters -- but the federal government is refusing to say whether it gave permission for the voyage. However, experts say it is highly unlikely Canada was even notified of the USS Charlotte's northern tour, which included a Nov. 10 stop at the North Pole, because it has no way of tracking what goes on beneath the Arctic ice. And that could threaten Canada's claim to hundreds of thousands of square kilometres of the North, including the Northwest Passage route across the Arctic, said...
  • Attack mode (Libs in Canada using ever popular US-bashing to win elections - again)

    12/17/2005 8:22:05 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 33 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | December 16, 2005 | Link Byfield
    For those of us who aren't completely on side with "Canadian values" ala Paul Martin and the Liberal party, yesterday's Sun Media election poll by Leger Marketing was welcome. In just the last few days, the Liberal lead in "vote-rich Ontario" (my how tired I am of that cliche) has been cut from 19% to 11%. Nationwide, the Conservatives were still behind 35% to 29%, but within striking distance for the Jan. 23 vote. But as everyone knows, "vote-rich Ontario" (is there no better term?) holds the key to national victory. If the Liberals lose that, they lose everything. Of...
  • Canuck Whore (Debbie Schlussel On Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's Chutzpah Alert)

    12/16/2005 11:41:14 AM PST · by goldstategop · 77 replies · 2,411+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12/16/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has a problem. With us. We are Canada's #1 trading partner. 90% of all Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. The failing Canadian economy--with bloated taxes (including the regressive G.S.T.), a plague-ridden socialized national health care system (the best do not become doctors there), scores of people on welfare (New Foundland, anyone?), and a province where people who pretend not to know English insist on speaking a foreign language and want to become a foreign country. So why is Paul Martin attacking America on the campaign trail? Because he's desperate to get...
  • Canada: Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man

    12/14/2005 7:54:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 158 replies · 3,426+ views
    The Times Colonist ^ | December 14, 2005 | Maurice Bridge
    Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man     Christine Wellstead, an emergency room nurse at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, stands near an alcove outside a Starbucks where she doused a homeless man whose comforter caught fire while he was sleeping. Photograph by : Ian Smith, CanWest News Service         Maurice Bridge, CanWest News Service Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 VANCOUVER -- St. Paul's emergency nurse Christine Wellstead has seen some pretty rough things on the job, but nothing has shaken her as much as the callous indifference she witnessed Monday night as bystanders ignored...
  • Don't dictate to me, Canada's PM tells US

    12/14/2005 11:42:40 AM PST · by advance_copy · 104 replies · 1,890+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 12/14/05 | Allan Dowd
    RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins warned Martin and other Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning. But Martin -- who has regularly attacked the U.S. stance on a bilateral trade dispute over softwood lumber and also criticized Washington's approach to climate change -- said he was not paying attention. "When it comes to...
  • Stop slamming U.S., Washington warns Martin (Canada)

    12/13/2005 11:52:06 AM PST · by proud_yank · 86 replies · 2,153+ views
    CBC (Canada) ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | CBC News
    The U.S. ambassador to Canada has rebuked Prime Minister Paul Martin, saying he risks damaging relations between the countries by dragging the United States into the federal election campaign. Wilkins didn't name Martin directly but left no doubt that he was talking about the prime minister when he warned against scoring cheap political points against Washington. "It may be smart election-year politics to thump your chest and criticize your friend and your No. 1 trading partner constantly," Ambassador David Wilkins said in a speech to the Canadian Club in Ottawa on Tuesday. "But it is a slippery slope, and all...
  • Canada shrugs off U.S. warning to back off

    12/13/2005 5:42:26 PM PST · by Brilliant · 89 replies · 1,825+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | December 13, 2005 | Randall Palmer and Allan Dowd
    OTTAWA/SURREY, British Columbia (Reuters) - The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign on Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win the January 23 election. But an unapologetic Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin responded immediately by saying "c'est la vie" -- that's life -- if the United States did not like his remarks, and he would not accept anyone telling him he cannot defend his country. In a hard-hitting speech in Ottawa, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins lamented what he called relentless and incessant criticism of his country, which he speculated might begin...
  • Washington furious over Martin's climate change comments

    12/09/2005 12:04:23 PM PST · by fanfan · 59 replies · 1,317+ views
    CBC News ^ | Fri, 09 Dec 2005 14:57:23 EST | CBC News
    The White House has officially complained about Prime Minister Paul Martin's comments this week at the climate change conference in Montreal. Paul Martin's made his comments this week at the climate change conference in Montreal. Jim Connaughton, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, has told Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna that Martin's comments are the worst slight against President George W. Bush since Germany's Gerhard Schroeder suggested Bush's stance against the Kyoto Protocol was responsible for hurricane Katrina. "My understanding is that Mr. Connaughton made very clear his unhappiness over Mr. Martin's comments and particularly singling out the United States,"...
  • No more Canadian troops to Afghanistan, Layton says

    12/08/2005 11:36:17 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 23 replies · 648+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/8/05 | various
    NDP Leader Jack Layton called for an immediate halt to sending more Canadian troops to Afghanistan, warning that Canada must not "drift into a war blindly." "We appear to be drifting from our original mission there – which was to provide security in the capital region – and into a combat role side-by-side with American troops," Layton said in a statement. Layton's announcement follows NATO's approval of a plan to send up to 6,000 troops into southern Afghanistan in a major expansion of their mission. "We must not drift into a war blindly or secretly, on the say-so of one...
  • Canadian government to ban handguns

    12/07/2005 6:28:15 PM PST · by MC Miker G · 147 replies · 2,579+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | December 7, 2005 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA (CP) — Prime Minister Paul Martin will venture into violence-plagued Toronto Thursday and announce a sweeping ban on handguns, Canadian Press reports. Martin is scheduled to visit Toronto's troubled Jane-Finch area to make a "safer communities announcement." Liberal sources have confirmed the announcement includes a ban on handguns.
  • Liberals play Canadian unity card

    11/30/2005 7:16:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 768+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/30/5 | Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren
    COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA - Prime Minister Paul Martin tried to play the emotional national-unity card on the first full day of the Canadian election campaign on Wednesday, but a patronage scandal that dogged his Liberal government returned to haunt him. The scandal -- in which some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled government sponsorship money to pro-Liberal advertising firms and demanded kickbacks -- has boosted support for the separatist Bloc Quebecois in the French-speaking province at the expense of the Liberals. Martin has tried to put the scandal behind him, and on Wednesday warned of the dangers of Quebec separation. He said...
  • It's ruled sleep sex

    11/30/2005 1:02:46 PM PST · by Clive · 279 replies · 5,456+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2005-11-30 | Natalie Pona
    It wasn't a sexual assault -- it was sleep sex. In an unusual case in a Scarborough, Ontario, courtroom, Jan Luedecke was acquitted of sexual assault after a judge ruled he was asleep during the attack -- a disorder known as "sexsomnia." "This is indeed a rare case ... His conduct was not voluntary," said Justice Russell Otter, as Luedecke's victim shook, sobbed and then left the courtroom. The judgment has outraged women's groups. "This is infuriating. It's another case of the courts not taking a woman seriously, adding yet another list to the list of excuses which men use...
  • BUFFALO ICE ENDS FISCAL YEAR WITH MORE THAN 3,800 ARRESTS AND REMOVALS

    11/20/2005 9:09:44 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 838+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 10, 2005 | ICE!
    BUFFALO ICE ENDS FISCAL YEAR WITH MORE THAN 3,800 ARRESTS AND REMOVALS Enforcement Actions Include 15 Percent Increase in Deportations and Hundreds of Criminal Arrests BUFFALO, N.Y - The Buffalo office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced that ICE agents and officers in the state completed more than 3,800 successful enforcement actions, including criminal arrests and deportations, during the fiscal year that ended on September 30th. These enforcement actions reflect ICE's continuing efforts to address individuals and organizations in New York that pose national security or public safety threats. ICE's Office of Investigations and Office of Detention...
  • Bush disliked by 73% in Canada, But 68% like Americans (Barf Alert -- 38% like bin Laden more!)

    11/14/2005 5:20:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 103 replies · 1,820+ views
    Canada National Post ^ | 11/12/05 | Adrian Humphreys
    Canadians tend to dislike and fear George W. Bush, a new poll suggests. Seventy-three per cent expressed an unfavourable opinion of the U.S. President and 38% said they felt he was more dangerous to world security than Osama bin Laden. Those results, however, should not be seen as sweeping anti-Americanism. While Mr. Bush is singularly disliked in Canada, the nation does not allow that feeling to taint its image of Americans as a whole. In fact, 68% of Canadians said they had a favourable opinion of Americans. The poll of 1,016 randomly selected Canadians was conducted by Innovative Research Group...
  • Toronto gripped by US gun violence

    11/11/2005 1:02:46 PM PST · by jlasoon · 104 replies · 2,390+ views
    TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Residents of Canada's biggest city are living in fear of increasing gun violence and blame their neighbour, the United States, for exporting their gun culture and weapons north, officials told AFP.
  • Let them go, let them go

    11/05/2005 3:15:17 AM PST · by Clive · 11 replies · 685+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2005-11-05 | Michael Coren
    Gomery comes and Gomery goes and nothing particularly changes. Unless, of course, we are courageous enough to think outside the box and make tough choices. There are three distinct aspects to all this. First, from the very beginning, Prime Minister Paul Martin was eager to tell us that, "This is not how Quebec politics are conducted." But quite clearly this is precisely how Quebec politics are conducted. If they weren't, he would not be making such a comment and we would not have had an inquiry. What the PM was actually trying to make us believe is that Quebec politics...
  • Pass the weed, Dad

    11/01/2005 5:36:25 PM PST · by proud_yank · 112 replies · 1,961+ views
    MacLeans (Canada) ^ | November 01, 2005 | MARNI JACKSON
    Parents are smoking dope with their kids. What are they thinking? MARNI JACKSON "It was a little weird, seeing my parents stoned," Tom confesses. The Toronto high school student was describing the first time he'd smoked marijuana -- at home last spring, just after turning 17, when he shared a joint with his hard-working, middle-class parents. "But I had an amazing, fantastic connection with my dad, and it was a good experience for all of us. They showed me how to take the seeds and stems out of the pot. Then, basically, we ate. My mom ordered sushi, and we...
  • What's ours is ours (Alberta tells rest of Canada: we won't "share" surplus with you)

    10/31/2005 8:45:57 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 28 replies · 1,312+ views
    Western Standard (Canada) ^ | October 31, 2005 | Ric Dolphin
    There seems to be some misunderstanding about where Ralph got the surplus cash he's handing out to Albertans My 16-year-old daughter tends not to pay much attention to the front page of the newspaper, usually flipping to the latest news on Brad and Angelina or to Dilbert's daily dose of cubicle irony. This pattern was interrupted the other day, however, when Alice accosted me at the coffee maker, waving a copy of the liberal Edmonton Journal, whose headline read, and I paraphase, "Klein Announces Prosperity Bonuses (the Dork)." "When," she demanded, "do I get my $400?" Now, mornings are not...
  • EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire (and more to come afterward...)

    10/30/2005 8:24:39 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 868+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Toronto Sun editorial
    EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire According to Jean Chretien, today is the day that inspired him to come up with the federal sponsorship program, otherwise known as AdScam. After all, the former prime minister has always insisted that it was the narrow defeat of the separatists exactly 10 years ago today in the second Quebec referendum that prompted him to develop the sponsorship program. His brilliant idea? To fly the Canadian flag and display the Canadian logo prominently in Quebec in order to help keep Canada united. And we all know how that turned out. On Tuesday, Judge John Gomery...
  • Bad water, bad leadership (Sickening Kashechewan crisis at its worst!!!)

    10/30/2005 8:19:46 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 13 replies · 3,061+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Ottawa Sun editorial
    Bad water, bad leadership Once again Canadians have been left slack-jawed over the living conditions on a Native reserve. This time around the fuss is over a community called Kashechawan on the shores of James Bay. From the safety and comfort of our own homes we stare in disbelief at the newspaper pictures and television images of a community where even the most basic necessities of life can't be taken for granted. Kashechawan, where the water that flows from the taps is so filthy and contaminated it's not fit for bathing, let alone drinking. Where residents, many of whom are...
  • Our leaders don't want to know what we think (trying to force unwanted liberalism)

    10/30/2005 8:01:29 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 14 replies · 831+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Ted Byfield
    Our leaders don't want to know what we think By Ted Byfield If anything characterizes the prevailing Ottawa attitude on government, it is dread, doubt, suspicion, contempt, loathing and fear of the Canadian people. At bottom, they simply do not think we can be entrusted with any real power over government. In American politics, that the public should have the final say goes without saying. In Canada, every expedient is invoked to prevent this from happening. "We do not want to be ruled by the mob," said one editorialist, arguing against a referendum on gay marriage. And who is "the...