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  • Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam”

    02/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 32 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam” This is tantamount to a call for his murder. “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.” (Qur’an 5:33) “Toronto imam: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘is the enemy of Islam,'” by Jonathan Halevi, Alternative Angle, February 7, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح)...
  • Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

    02/03/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/2/15
    An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout as an adult, will be released on 14 July. Lee wrote it in the mid-1950s but put it aside on the advice of her editor. "I thought it a pretty decent effort." said Lee in a statement. "I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."
  • Liberal MP: Islamic State threats to Canada all Harper’s fault

    02/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Mitch Wolfe
    Sgro, Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada are just not ready for prime time Liberal MP Judy Sgro gave an interview to The Hill Times in which she gave her opinion as to why the Islamic State poses a threat to Canada. Seems it is all Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fault. Harper has stood out on the world stage for recognizing ISIS for what it is; Islamic (that’s right composed of Muslims) jihadis tasked with the mission of attacking the West including Canada because of our values and their desire to build a worldwide caliphate. The Liberal MP seems...
  • Harper asks Canadians to pray for soldiers in Christmas message

    12/25/2014 8:42:15 AM PST · by Dartman · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec.25/14 | canoe.ca
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered his annual Christmas message to Canadians in a YouTube message on Dec. 24. Sitting in front of a fully decorated Christmas tree and roaring fire, Harper touts Canada's strong economy, and that the country is known around the world "for doing what is good and right and for protecting the vulnerable, promoting peace and defending the freedom of all people." He asks all Canadians to take a break from the Christmas festivities to say a prayer for the country's men and women in uniform serving "in harm's way," especially those fighting the Islamic State. You...
  • Canada’s Harper to Putin: ‘I guess I’ll shake your hand, but you need to get out of Ukraine’

    11/17/2014 10:32:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Dan Calabrese
    O Canada! Canada's Harper to Putin: 'I guess I'll shake your hand, but you need to get out of Ukraine' Quite the contrast from when Obama ran into him in China last week, Canada’s Stephen Harper apparently has no hesitation about letting it be known what he and his country think of Vladimir Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine: Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald told Canadian reporters Harper had been chatting with a handful of other leaders when Putin entered the room. Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand to shake the Canadian prime minister’s, said MacDonald.
  • Harper tells Putin to get "get out of Ukraine" at G20 summit in Australia

    11/15/2014 9:40:19 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | November 15, 2014 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    BRISBANE, Australia - Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to "get out of Ukraine" in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia. Harper's spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders' retreat on Saturday morning when Putin approached and extended his hand. MacDonald said Harper told Putin: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine." According to MacDonald, Putin did not respond positively....
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

    11/06/2014 8:44:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2014
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif., said his only daughter, the actress Wendy Schaal. He was 86..
  • 12 Straight Years of Liberal Governments made Canada a rat’s nest for Jihadists

    10/24/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Too bad part of Trudeau’s being “authentic” and “being yourself” includes his hanging out at Mosques. Any day now Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be blamed by the lib-left and their running dog media hacks for this week’s terrorist attacks in Ottawa and Quebec. That’s because the lib-left, who always throw politics rather than effective stopgap measures at Islamic terrorism—which they refuse even to name—will move quickly to blame the terrorist attacks on Canada’s participation in the current combat mission in Iraq. The lib-left will do this even though there is documented proof on the books that terrorists in droves...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Doesn’t hide behind other names for Terrorism

    10/23/2014 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    Canadians can at least take pride in the assurance that their prime minister doesn’t hide behind other names conjured by politicians and terrorists alike for terrorism South of our border, the current occupier of the White House calls jaw-dropping citizen slaughter by members of the so-called Religion of Peace “Workplace violence”. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls the attack on Parliament Hill that took the life of War Memorial Honour Guard Cpl. Nathan Cirillo exactly what it is: TERRORISM. Terrorism is terrorism and no other name comes close to describing it. Those who call terrorism anything else, for reasons that...
  • Canadian PM Calls Attacker ‘Terrorist,’ Vows ‘We Will Not be Intimidated’

    10/22/2014 7:29:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.” Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vicker. The CBC reported that police confirmed a photo...
  • LIVE THREAD: PM to address nation 7:45pm ET (2345UTC)

    10/22/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 77 replies
    Stephen Harper expected to speak at 7:45pm
  • Soldier fatally shot outside of Parliament, one gunman killed, but multiple shooters sought

    10/22/2014 11:35:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The National Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Ivison, Justin Ling, Josh Visser, Jake Edmiston, National Post Staff
    Ottawa shooting kills Canadian soldier at War Memorial A soldier was shot and killed at the National War Memorial Wednesday morning before a single suspect was shot dead at Parliament. The chaotic situation is ongoing as police seek multiple suspects in the attack. “One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones,” Ottawa police said in a statement. The soldier will not be identified until his family is notified, police added. The soldier is believed to be a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario. “One male...
  • Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups

    09/20/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT · by fanfan · 49 replies
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | September 20, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    The government has begun invalidating the passports of Canadians who have left to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander revealed in an interview on Friday. The minister told the National Post his department had also revoked the passports of several Canadians who had not yet left the country but who had intended to travel to the volatile region to enlist as foreign fighters. He would not disclose the number of passports...
  • Canada talks tough on Ukraine, but cuts $2.7-billion from defence in 2015

    09/01/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | Sept 1 2014 | Murray Brewster
    OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence is expected to face an even deeper budget hole in the coming year than previously anticipated. The ongoing reductions come as the prime minister is expected to resist pressure from allies at this week's NATO summit to spend substantially more on the military. Annual spending on the military, when compared with 2011, is slated to shrink by a total of $2.7-billion in 2015, according to a briefing note prepared for the deputy defence minister. That would be almost...
  • Harper saw through Putin from the start

    07/22/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | J.L. GRANATSTEIN AND WILLIAM KAPLAN
    After Russia orchestrated the absorption of Crimea into the Soviet Union – oops – into Russia, the Prime Minister told a German audience that Mr. Putin was a “throwback” to the USSR. “Unfortunate as it sounds,” Mr. Harper observed, “it’s increasingly apparent to me that the Cold War has never left Vladimir Putin’s mind.” Then the Prime Minister added, “we simply … cannot afford the risk of Europe going back to being a continent where people seize territory … where the bigger military powers are prepared to invade their neighbours or carve off pieces.” The economy was important, he went...
  • Stephen Harper's Statement on Malaysian Air Shoot-down

    07/17/2014 10:19:51 PM PDT · by alphadoggie · 18 replies
    Thought it would be interesting to see what one of the actual leaders of the free world had to say about the shootdown of MH17 while the bozo in our White House was off eating burgers in Delaware and fundraising in NYC. Note, like a true leader, Harper actually makes a point in his statement: "“While we do not yet know who is responsible for this attack, we continue to condemn Russia’s military aggression and illegal occupation of Ukraine, which is at the root of the ongoing conflict in the region."
  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors. “What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options within the public system. ... that experimentation should occur at the provincial level,” Harper said a decade before winning a government majority in 2011. Now he's acting on his vision. This is relevant to the debate over health policy in America...
  • Canada Takes its Place at the Table

    01/26/2014 11:01:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?” This question goes to the heart of what is generally perceived as Israel’s greatest weakness. The Arab boycott of Israel and of companies doing business with Israel has served as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-Israel arsenal for over a generation. Indeed, since the OPEC oil embargo in 1974, it has...
  • Canadian PM Harper is latest to fill leadership vacuum

    01/24/2014 8:21:35 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/24/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?" This question goes to the heart of what is generally perceived as Israel's greatest weakness. The Arab boycott of Israel and of companies doing business with Israel has served as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-Israel arsenal for over a generation. Indeed, since the OPEC oil embargo in 1974, it has...
  • Sarah Palin is a fan of Stephen Harper's Israel support

    01/22/2014 5:11:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Meagan Fitzpatrick
    Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is heaping praise on Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his "exemplary" support of Israel and scolding the media for not paying more attention. Palin, whose public comments on various issues often attract attention, wrote a message on her Facebook page that linked to an article on the website of Breaking Christian News about Harper's visit to Israel and his support for the country since he became prime minister in 2006. "Thank you to our good neighbours led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their exemplary support of our friend Israel," she wrote....
  • Abbas to Harper: There Will be No Israelis in 'Palestine'

    01/20/2014 7:15:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday that there will be no official Israeli presence in the future Palestinian state, reported the Ma’an news agency. "We want an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital that includes all the lands that were occupied in 1967 and that lives side by side with Israel in security and stability," Abbas said in a joint press conference with Harper in Ramallah. "Anything else said or interpreted on our behalf matters only to those who interpret it," he added, according to Ma’an, dismissing rumors that he...
  • Tibi Screams at Netanyahu, Harper During Speeches

    01/20/2014 1:10:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/20/14 | David Lev
    A particularly nasty debate broke out Monday evening between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Arab MK Ahmed Tibi – as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the Knesset, looked on. Tibi screamed at Netanyahu, who spoke in praise of Israeli democracy, and later walked out when Harper himself did the same when he spoke to MKs. Speaking in Harper's presence, Netanyahu said he hoped the Arab world, including Syria, “would be able to have real parliaments, like that in Israel. In our parliament, anyone can say anything they want,” Netanyahu said. In Israel, MKs are free to scream...
  • Harper tells Israel: ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’

    01/20/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/20/2014 | The Times of Israel
    he full text of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s address to the Knesset, January 20, 2014 Monsieur le Premier Ministre, Monsieur le Président de la Knesset, Monsieur le Président de la Cour Suprême, Monsieur le Chef de l’Opposition, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres, Et les Députes, Distingués Invités, Mesdames et Messieurs, Shalom. And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to address the Knesset. It is truly a great honour. And if I may, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my wife Laureen and the entire Canadian delegation, let me begin by thanking...
  • As historic Middle-East trip nears, Harper may go even further in his staunch support of Israel

    01/18/2014 9:15:17 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | John Ivison
    When Stephen Harper touches down at Tel Aviv’s David Ben Gurion airport on Sunday, he will receive a hero’s welcome on the tarmac from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Harper’s four-day trip to Israel will see him acclaimed across the Jewish state. “Stephen Harper has been very important because the fact is, he takes a clear moral stand and it’s appreciated,” Mr. Netanyahu told CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme in an interview aired Thursday. It will be the first visit to Israel by a Canadian prime minister since Jean Chrétien stumbled into the Middle East quagmire by backing the late Yasser...
  • Stephen Harper praises Ariel Sharon as ‘architect’ of Israel

    01/12/2014 7:01:57 AM PST · by Dartman · 3 replies
    Canada.com ^ | Jan. 11/14 | Mark Kennedy
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute Saturday to Ariel Sharon, describing the late Israeli leader as an “architect” of the Middle East nation he once staunchly defended. Harper, whose government has been a steadfast ally of Israel, quickly released a statement upon learning of the death of Sharon. “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the Israeli people,” he said. Harper praised Sharon for both aspects of his career in Israel — first as a general, and later as...
  • Prime Minister Harper's Christmas message

    12/26/2013 6:27:25 AM PST · by Dartman · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 25/13 | from news
    Video at link
  • The De facto Leader of the Free World

    12/02/2013 10:30:53 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies
    December 2, 2013 | LP Sullivan
    His policies have already made the world a more dangerous place and have many Western world nations questioning not only Obama’s capability to lead, but his true agenda. Remember, if it all goes bad, he has vowed to ‘side with the Muslims.’ This has left the free world without its usually reliable leader in America. Enter Stephen Harper.
  • Prime Minister’s Office evacuated after suspicious package found

    10/16/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | October 16, 2013
    The Langevin Block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, was evacuated Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person and package in the area. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building. Police also closed Wellington Street, the street in front of the Parliament Buildings, for two blocks, and taped off roads in the area. RCMP officers were questioning a man who was put into a police cruiser. A joint RCMP-Ottawa police team that deals with potentially hazardous materials was called to the scene. The Conservative government’s throne speech was to be delivered...
  • The Conservative plan to become Canada’s Natural Governing Party

    10/15/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Nat'l Post ^ | 10/14/13
    Canada’s Conservatives, after nearly eight years of power, have become the country’s Establishment Party. Traditionally viewed as a collection of misfits who couldn’t keep power once they achieved it — and who stabbed each other in the back during opposition — the Tories are now a political powerhouse. But can they win a fourth-straight election, in 2015? The last time a Conservative prime minister did that was in 1891, under Sir John A. Macdonald. Expect Wednesday’s throne speech to be focused on this goal.
  • Canada PM Ready to Introduce New Carbon-Emission Rules for Keystone Approval -- Report

    09/07/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Vieira
    OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he's ready to work on joint plan between the two countries to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector in an effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The CBC, citing unnamed sources, said Mr. Harper wrote to Mr. Obama in late August, signaling he is ready to accept carbon-reduction targets proposed by the U.S. and prepared to work with the White House to address concerns raised about Keystone and its impact on greenhouse-gas emissions. A spokesman for Mr....
  • Deformed miracle puppy defies death twice and learns to walk

    08/01/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT · by kanawa · 50 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | July 31, 2013 | n/a
    Harper is indeed a miracle puppy – she has defied death twice. A woman in Sanford, Florida saved her the first time when she noticed a wriggling bag being held by a man selling puppies in a Save-a-Lot parking lot. She asked him what was in the bag, but he refused to show her. She persisted, and he handed the bag to her, revealing a deformed puppy. Had this laudable woman not intervened, the puppy would have suffocated. When Harper was rescued from the trash bag, she wasn’t given much of a chance for survival. She has pectus excavatum (literally...
  • First lady Michelle Obama to visit Harper High today

    04/10/2013 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/10/13 | Katherine Skiba
    First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will make a stop afterward at Harper High School, where students and alumni have been hit hard by gun violence. Twenty-nine current or former Harper students have been shot in the last year, eight of them fatally, her office said. The school is in the West Englewood neighborhood. At the school she will meet with a small group of students and counselors “to hear firsthand about their experiences,” her office said. The visit is not
  • Former police Chief Harper indicted on five counts(Pittsburgh Affirmative Action Hire)

    03/22/2013 9:35:52 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:18 p.m. | Bobby Kerlik and Brian Bowling
    A federal grand jury Friday indicted ousted Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper for tax violations. Prosecutors charged Harper, 60, of Stanton Heights with four counts of “tax problems” and one count of conspiracy. He is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Mitchell. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Cessar appeared before the judge with the indictment and the grand jury foreman. The indictment comes two months after the Tribune-Review reported the grand jury's work and one month after Mayor Luke Ravenstahl forced Harper to resign his post. Harper led the department since 2006. The grand jury was investigating Harper's involvement...
  • 'Rhoda' actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer

    03/06/2013 7:20:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 6, 2013
    LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. television icon Valerie Harper told People magazine she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and likely has no more than three months to live. Harper, 73, is best known for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spin-off, "Rhoda." She also headlined the sitcom "Valerie."
  • Canada's Crusader for Conservatism

    01/17/2013 4:14:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Standpoint ^ | November 2012
    When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that the first thing to pop into most people's heads would be "bastion of political conservatism". Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders. Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.
  • Bernanke Declares War on Canadian Economy- Rest of the World Too

    09/25/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The financial world cheered when Bernanke announced QE3 until it works (which is essentially forever, because it never will work). Bruce Stewart, writing for the Winnipeg Free Press, is one of few who figured out QE for what it really is: A Beggar-Thy-Neighbor competitive currency debasement policy hoping to sink the US dollar. Not that QE would work anyway, but one problem for Bernanke, is most of the rest of the world is doing the same thing. Please consider Bernanke declares war on Canadian economy Did you smile or cheer when U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced Quantitative Easing...
  • Stephen Harper, Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in New York City

    09/24/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 24, 2012 | David Akin
    OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in New York City. Harper will be in the Big Apple to receive an award Thursday evening from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, a group which advocates for religious freedom and human rights around the world. The group is giving Harper its World Statesman Award on Thursday night. On Friday morning, Harper and Netanyahu are scheduled to meet where they will almost certainly talk about Iran and unrest in the Middle East. Netanyahu will be in New York to speak to the United Nations...
  • Canada declares Iran a state sponsor of terror

    09/07/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Sun News ^ | 9/7/12 | staff
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Canada has placed Iran on its list of state sponsors of terrorism and has shut down its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said. Baird, speaking to reporters ahead of the opening of the annual summit of Pacific nation leaders here, said the skeleton Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran has been withdrawn for their own safety. Canada is also expelling all Iranian diplomats in Canada. "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," Baird said. "The government of Canada is formally listing Iran...
  • Ottawa shutters embassy in Iran, expels all Iranian diplomats in Canada

    09/07/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 56 replies
    National Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Stewart Bell
    Canada severed all diplomatic ties with Iran on Friday, citing a long list of grievances including Tehran’s military assistant to the Syrian regime, rogue nuclear program and threats against Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement that Canada had closed its embassy in Tehran and that all remaining Iranian diplomatic personnel in Canada had been declared personae non gratae. “Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended. All Canadian diplomatic staff have left Iran, and Iranian diplomats in Ottawa have been instructed to leave within five days,” Minister Baird said.
  • Leftists/Nazis/Muslims are calling for the killing of Canadian PM Stephen Harper

    08/19/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/191/12 | Pamela Geller
    When tyrants say they want to kill someone, believe them.
  • Tim Tebow, Bryce Harper Drastically Different in How They Represent Faith in Sports World

    07/11/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies
    When it comes to faith in sports, Tim Tebow is probably the first guy who comes to mind. Tebow has most people thinking that being a Christian likely involves some form of constant prayer, shout-outs to Jesus and rules that get rid of a lot of fun. But Tebow's outspokenness isn't the only way athletes sincerely approach faith. Bryce Harper, who ascribes to Mormonism, has become an example of another young, talented player who is bringing his beliefs into the public eye, albeit it in a much different way. Both Tebow and Harper are showing the sports world that there...
  • Bryce Harper's Day of Reckoning

    05/01/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 4/28/12 | Todd Thurman
    Today, Bryce Harper will be in a Major League uniform for the Washington Nationals as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. This day is a culmination of three years of hype surrounding him. After being the number one overall pick in 2010, he seemed to languish in the minor leagues. Most experts figured he would be called up late in the season to bolster the Nationals who would inevitably be out of contention and it would give him some low pressure big league at bats. That was not the case.
  • Matt Gurney: Harper’s principled support of Israel continues paying off

    05/30/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by xp38 · 1 replies
    The National Post ^ | May 30 2012 | Matt Gurney
    On Tuesday night, I attended the annual Spirit of Hope fundraiser for the Friends of Simon Weisenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. The event, at a posh downtown Toronto conference hall, raised over $2.5-million for the Centre, which promotes Holocaust remembrance and educates young students about anti-semitism, racism and human rights. The more than 2,000 guests were a cross-section of Toronto’s intellectual, business and cultural elite, and by no means were limited to those of the Jewish faith. But it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the GTA’s Jewish community was well represented.
  • Our media won’t say it but Canada is really going to sell oil to China Obama wins and we lose

    04/06/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Pushed by Barack Obama’s naked attempts to destroy our economy Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made up his mind: he will look west to China when he is ready to sell his nation’s crude oil. Barack Obama has won this round to destroy America’s economy and we have lost. Anyone who thought this dangerous game of chicken would end in our closest neighbor and one of our strongest allies knuckling under and waiting until Obama was finished using our lives to squeeze more campaign funds from the far Left has been proved wrong. This is really going to happen....
  • Pictorial proof of how Obama REALLY feels about Canada

    04/05/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2012 | Judi McLeod
    American mainstream media astroturfing notwithstanding, Monday’s one-day summit meeting in Washington with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon is the classic: “A picture is worth a Thousand Words” lesson. The American media presented the meeting as a run-of-the-mill get together of the three North American amigos.... Look at the expression on Barack Obama’s face from pictures taken during the event. The malevolent expression on Obama’s face as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking tells a different story. The picture is right up there with Michelle’s countenance while looking at France’s Carla Bruni. President Barry Soetoro...
  • Harper: Thanks to Obama’s “no” on Keystone, the price of Canadian crude will go up for the U.S.

    04/03/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    The damage is done. Even if President Barack Obama decides to approve the Keystone XL pipeline at some point in the future, he already sent a message to Canada that our northern neighbor can't rely on us as its only energy customer --- and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper heeded it.In an interview with former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) in D.C. yesterday, Harper explained that Canada will now seek to expand its export market to Asia and will also cease to supply oil to the United States at a discounted rate. “Look, the very fact that a ‘no’ could...
  • From the Harper Conservatives, a Budget That Dials Back the Role of Government

    03/30/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT · by docbnj · 1 replies
    Globe and Mail [view from the left] ^ | 29 Mar 2012 | Bill Curry & Jeremy Torobin
    With his first majority budget, Stephen Harper has laid bare his vision for the future Canada: Government will be smaller and less intrusive, individuals will take more responsibility for their own retirement and business will return to driving the economy. The 2012 budget is a showcase for Mr. Harper’s hands-off political approach, one that combines sweeping spending cuts to the public service with a handful of targeted policy changes geared to drive future investment. Ottawa plans to chop 19,200 public-service jobs, cut federal program spending by $5.2-billion a year and, in perhaps its most controversial move, extend the retirement age...
  • Newt Gingrich to Canada: Forget China, bank on Republicans

    02/11/2012 1:12:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/12 5:20 PM EST | PATRICK REIS
    Newt Gingrich has a promise for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: If you wait for the U.S. elections, Republicans will come through for you on the Keystone XL pipeline. “My message to Prime Minister Harper: ‘You do not need a partnership with the Chinese,’” Gingrich said during his turn in the Conservative Political Action Conference spotlight Friday afternoon. “If you give us a few months, … when we beat Obama on election night, we will approve [the Keystone XL pipeline] on Jan. 20.” Gingrich said he would sign an executive order approving Keystone on his first day in office. Harper’s...
  • Canadian PM courts China after Obama's Keystone Pipeline Rejection

    02/11/2012 6:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    About three weeks ago, Barack Obama nixed the Keystone XL pipeline that would have transported 900,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian tar sands to the gulf coast region of the U.S.  The pipeline project would also create 20,000 direct jobs and potentially hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs according to economic analysis.   Spurned by Obama's rejection, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that if Canada's next door neighbor and close ally didn't want Canada's oil, then he'd pursue other markets to "diversify" the market for Canada's natural resources.  It didn't take him long. Harper was in Beijing...
  • Long Gun Registry almost dead(Canada)

    02/08/2012 5:53:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    torontosun.com ^ | 7 February, 2012 | Kris Sims
    They didn't win all of the battles but the Conservatives are poised to win the war over the long gun registry. Bill C-19, an act to end the long gun registry, passed one of the final hurdles in the House of Commons Tuesday night after several attempts by the Opposition to amend it. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, angry that debate had been shortened, led the charge along with the NDP, Liberal and Bloc members to make changes. Voting took hours. The Tories, however, have a majority and eventually squashed all of the efforts. "When are we going to have...