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  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White House’s new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is “stronger than we have been in a very long time” despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. “Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • 'Possible threat' at Ottawa hotel: Cops

    01/21/2015 5:49:59 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 21, 2015
    Ottawa cops have sealed off an area in the east end due to a “possible threat” involving chemicals and/or explosives. Cops say they are at the scene at St-Laurent Blvd. and Joseph Cyr Street and asking the public to avoid the area. The original call came in at about 10:15 p.m., involving a vehicle possibly connected to an investigation in Nova Scotia, sources tell the Sun. “CBRNE and HAZMAT attended the scene to investigate a threat made by a suspicious male who had possibly checked in at the Chimo Hotel located in the 1100 block of Joseph Cyr,” police said...
  • RCMP Arrests Two Individuals for Terrorism Offences

    01/09/2015 7:20:38 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    Today, following a national security criminal investigation, the RCMP Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested and charged two individuals from Ottawa with a number of terrorism offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. Ashton Carleton Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Facilitating terrorist activity (Sec. 83.19), Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18), and for Instructing to carry out activity for a terrorist group (Sec. 83.21 (1)). Carlos Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18) and for Attempting to leave Canada to participate in...
  • Canada: Ottawa attacker was not a ‘lone wolf’

    12/16/2014 10:15:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    October’s terror attack in Canada, in which a lone attacker tragically took the life of a Canadian soldier outside of the Parliament building in Ottawa, prompted a series of hand-wringing reports over the rise of “lone wolf” terrorists. This attack was preceded by a radicalized man striking two members of Canada’s military with a car, killing one. The Ottawa attack was followed by another radicalized Islamist attacking New York City Police officers with a hatchet. Yesterday, a self-styled Islamic cleric took two lives and wounded may others after taking a group in Sydney hostage. The rise of the “lone...
  • Ca. Soldier Ambushed by Islamic Held EMPTY Gun 'cuz Guarding Monuments Deemed Purely 'Ceremonial'

    10/27/2014 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    When I first heard of Nathan Cirillo being shot at Ottowa's unknown-soldier monument, I just assumed he never saw it coming and couldn't resist simply due to the element of surprise... Then I heard on Fox yesterday that he was 'unarmed because the posting was ceremonial'... really? Turns out the gun slung-over his shoulder wasn't even loaded. Anybody out there know if our monument guards are armed with live ammo here in the US? After a bit of research, I've yet to find the answer. If not, seems insane- such a public target, just a sitting duck standing there on...
  • Ottawa Attacker Used Lever Action Rifle, Not a Semi-Automatic, Not an 'Assault Weapon'

    10/26/2014 8:27:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | October 25, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau carried out the October 22 terror attack in Ottawa he used a lever action 30-30 rifle, not an "assault weapon." To be specific, he used a Winchester Model 94 30-30--one of the oldest and most recognizable guns in of all North America, if not the world. The Model 94 holds 7 rounds--8 if you have one chambered--and is not a semi-automatic firearm (the lever on the gun has to be manually cocked between each shot). CBCNews Canada reports that Zehif-Bibeau fired three shots at the War Memorial before he even entered Parliament. Of those...
  • What Gun Did the Ottawa Terrorist Use?

    10/24/2014 6:51:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This twitter post showed Zehat Bibeau with what appears to be a Winchester lever action rifle.    At first, it was unclear if this were the same firearm that he used to shoot Cpl. Cirillo.   The BBC quickly came up with an identification of the firearm used - a Winchester lever action shotgun!  From the BBC: He said police were trying to piece together how Zehaf-Bibeau acquired a Winchester lever-action shotgun, as he was banned from owning firearms due to his criminal convictions.  Then the Ottowa Sun took a shot at the subject.  From the Ottowa Sun: Police still don't...
  • Through Obama’s Eyes: Gun Wielding Man Murders Religious Figure

    10/25/2014 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    The news in brief from Obama: A man in Canada shot and killed a religious figure who was demonstrating his profound commitment to the “religion of peace” by waging war on people not as dedicated to peaceful coexistence as Islamists are, namely those intolerant Canadians. The man, so-called Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, shot and killed the man performing his religious duty of jihad. It’s unclear how Vickers obtained a gun under Canada’s strict handgun laws.Police are investigating. In related news a hatchet-wielding man, also a member of the religion of peace, attacked police officers in New York City. The city originally said...
  • ‘My heart just broke': Achingly beautiful cartoon honors slain Canadian soldier

    10/24/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Yesterday, reservist Nathan Cirillo was murdered while guarding Canada’s National War Memorial. Today, Halifax Chronicle-Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon paid tribute to Cirillo — in an absolutely gorgeous way:
  • “Lock your office door and stay away from the windows...” [Moonbat View]

    10/24/2014 6:05:04 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 4 replies
    Elizabeth May MP ^ | October 22, 2014 | Elizabeth May
    At 2 pm sharp I had been prepared to make a statement in the House honouring the Dalai Lama, whom I will be seeing on Friday in Vancouver, and calling for China to respect human rights in Tibet. By 4 pm I was to be testifying in the Senate committee studying my private members bill for a National Lyme Disease strategy. Well, that was what was supposed to happen. Instead it has been a day of tragedies and shock. As I write this, I am still in lock-down. With seven of my staff in Confederation Building, our office door is...
  • Canada: Ottawa shooter’s father waged jihad in Libya in 2011 (Shorten)

    10/23/2014 9:13:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | October 23, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Even while in the process of revealing these facts, the Globe and Mail does its best to divert attention away from them by quoting a friend asserting that Zehaf-Bibeau must be mentally ill, and marshaling evidence to support that claim.
  • How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?

    10/23/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siege
    Canadian officials were quick to finger ISIS in this week’s attacks on government targets. But it’s still not clear whether or not the killers were part of a larger jihadist web. Terrorists have twice attacked Canadian government targets this week, with a shooting Wednesday at the country’s parliament in Ottawa. Now Canadian and American authorities are trying to learn whether the killers acted alone or were part of a larger extremist network. The mayhem caused by alleged Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau occurred just two days after another man, Martin Rouleau-Couture, struck two Canadian soldiers with a car in Quebec—killing one...
  • Kelowna Muslims speak out about Ottawa shooting

    10/23/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 52 replies
    Global News ^ | October 22, 2014 | kelly Hayes
    In an email to Global Okanagan, the Islamic Centre of Kelowna condemns the attack saying the incident has nothing to do with the Muslim faith. “I can understand and appreciate often people’s feelings that: ‘Oh we need to defend Islam again’ whereas I would rather express my feelings a bit differently,” says spokesman, Hamid Butt. “We don’t have to defend Islam rather our focus should be to educate (the) community at large that these types of incidents are sad indeed and has nothing to do with Islam.” Butt says he feels that Muslims are being singled out and misrepresented in...
  • Friend says Ottawa gunman knew homegrown jihadist, wanted to travel to Middle East

    10/23/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT · by workerbee · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/23/14
    ***SNIP*** The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing a friend of 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, reported that the gunman knew Hasibullah Yusufzai, a British Columbia resident who was charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in July with traveling to Syria with the intent of joining a deadly jihadist group. Yusufzai remains at large despite an international arrest warrant being issued for his capture. ***SNIP***
  • Terror in Canada

    10/23/2014 3:34:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Nichole Austin
    The nation of Canada is reeling today from a brutal terrorist attack in the capital city of Ottawa that claimed the life of Canadian reservist Nathan Cirillo. The attacker has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 23-year-old convert to Islam, who was killed by authorities as he opened fire inside the Canadian Parliament.
  • 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...
  • Reuters: Suspect in Ottawa attack identified, was a Canadian convert to Islam [SURPRISE? NOT]

    10/22/2014 7:26:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    That’s all Reuters has right now, apart from his name: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. One reporter notes, though, that that name appears several times in Montreal’s court database on drug charges. Martin Couture-Rouleau, the suspect in the other recent attack on Canadian soldiers and a convert to Islam himself, also lived in Quebec. Might be just a coincidence but the first thing police will be investigating is whether these two knew each other. The timing of the attacks suggests that there was some copycatting happening at least.Another interesting detail: A Twitter account linked to ISIS apparently tweeted a photo this afternoon...
  • 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
  • Ottawa Shooter Idenfitied As Canadian National Michael Zehaf Bibeau, Whose Passport Was Recently

    10/22/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/22/14 | tyler durden
    Moments ago CBS News reported, citing Law enforcement and U.S. Government sources, that the shooter in today's tragic Ottawa incident was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, born in Canada in 1982. One source says he sometime dropped the name Michael and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau. At other times he apparently dropped the Abdul. In a report from the Muslim Issue, Zehaf-Bibeau is said to be reportedly of Algerian descent. Zehaf-Bibeau is the alleged shooter who killed soldier at the national War Memorial before entering the Centre Block and firing off more shots. Epoch Times reporter Matthew Little says that the...
  • Canadian Official Identifies Dead Ottawa Gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    10/22/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/22/14
    Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .
  • Ottawa shooting: Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who took down attacker

    10/22/2014 12:57:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies
    CBC ^ | 22nd October 2014 | Natasha Culzac
    The man reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers, 58, a native of Miramichi, N.B., became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight years ago after a varied career in security. He spent 29 years with the RCMP and rose to the rank of chief superintendent, often serving as the face of the national police force in New Brunswick. Before his appointment as sergeant-of-arms, Vickers was director of security operations for the House of...
  • OTTAWA SHOOTINGS UPDATE 19: Obama to hold a briefing in a half hour

    10/22/2014 9:59:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 95 replies
    105.5 Moose FM ^ | 10-22-2014 | 105.5 FM
    President Barack Obama is watching the situation in Ottawa very closely. The CBC reports Obama will be holding a briefing in the next half hour. The U-S Embassy in Ottawa is on lock down. The front doors of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC have been locked but staff is allowed to come in and out. Ottawa police say no arrests have been made in today’s shootings in Ottawa. They do not have anyone in custody. One shooter is confirmed dead. The R-C-M-P is expected to be out with an update in the next 30 minutes.
  • Ottawa: Third shooting at shopping mall

    10/22/2014 9:54:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    MallshootingThis may or may not be jihad, but it is certainly a planned, coordinated series of attacks. “Third shooting in shopping mall confirmed,” by Steve Robson, Mirror, October 22, 2014 (thanks to Marc): Police have now confirmed there has been a third shooting at the Rideau Centre shopping mall near to the Parliament building. Armed officers were rushing towards the scene with guns drawn.
  • Ottawa: Second shooter killed, military bases shut down, gun battle inside Parliament, shooter

    10/22/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    By ordering military bases shut down, the Canadian government is acting upon the assumption that this is a jihad attack, and one that is being carried out in obedience to the Islamic State’s call to target Western military personnel. “Ottawa shooting: Live updates,” by Steve Robson, Mirror, October 22, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann) [For the pics and videos noted, hit the Mirror link -- times below are UK time, not Ottawa time]: 4:46 pm Military bases shut down across Canada Military bases are being shut down across Canada in response to today’s events. All parliamentary personnel have received an email...
  • Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack [Prime Minister Stephen Harper evacuated]

    10/22/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Ashley Fantz and Josh Levs
    There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing. There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed...
  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 41 replies
    Self | October 22, 2014 | Entropy Squared
    About an hour ago a shooter killed a guard at Ottawa's War Memorial. The same shooter, or another, then entered the Parliament Building where he was shoot by security personnel. Police are saying nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall is now on lockdown.
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial [Died](Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014 [Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28PM EDT] | Marlene Leung
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • Shots Fired Inside Canadian Parliament Building

    10/22/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Fox News Channel | 10/22/14
    Breaking.
  • Shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill

    10/22/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 604 replies
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports coming in from Canada of shooting at the Library of Parliament. One shooter reported captured. Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Police looking for more shooters, but not sure if more.
  • Thousands of Pro-Lifers Flood the Streets in Canada’s March for Life

    05/08/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    So many pro-life people jammed the streets in Ottawa today for the Canadian March for Life that one member of Parliament was surprised at how many people could fit in one space.The pictures below, from the Campaign Life Coalition, show the enormity of the crowd, prompting MP Stephen Woodworth to tweet: “How many ppl can Parliament Hill lawns hold? 25,000? They are overflowing today with the Rally for Life.” How many ppl can Parliament Hill lawns hold? 25,000? They are overflowing today with the Rally for Life.— Stephen Woodworth (@WoodworthMP) May 8, 2014  The day after Justin Trudeau banned pro-life...
  • Ottawa man named ‘Popadick’ arrested for indecent exposure

    04/30/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    An alleged flasher with the ill-fated name of “Popadick” was arrested Tuesday at a riverside Ottawa park. Since April 14th, Ottawa Police had been receiving reports of a balding white male exposing himself at Mooney’s Bay Park, a Rideau River park just north of the Ottawa International Airport. On Tuesday at around 9 a.m., police were again alerted by reports of the man exposing his genitalia to strangers along a park pathway. Officers in the area were dispatched to the park, where they arrested Donald Popadick, 62. Charged with Indecent Act and Mischief, he is due for a Wednesday court...
  • Ottawa monument to commemorate ‘victims of communism’

    04/04/2014 6:44:55 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | April 4, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    The Canadian Memorial to the Victims of Communism is one step closer to completion, with the federal government this week soliciting design ideas for the monument to be built near Parliament perhaps as soon as late 2014. Memorials for the victims of communist regimes exist elsewhere in the world, such as the ones in Prague and Washington, D.C., and since 2008 the non-profit group Tribute to Liberty has been gathering support for a similar project in Ottawa. The group says its board of directors represents “key ethno-cultural comunities in Canada affected by communism” and now has backing from the leaders...
  • 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...
  • Witnesses recount devastating crash between Via Rail train and Ottawa bus that killed six

    09/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Daily Brew - Yahoo.ca ^ | September 18, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    Witnesses to a fatal train crash involving an Ottawa city bus describe a scene of chaos and confusion as it appears the bus failed to stop at the rail crossing and crashed into the side of the train, killing six people and injuring as many as 30 others. Officials are still trying to piece together what happened prior to the devastating crash, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road.
  • Ottawa teen 'too drunk' to stop nude photos being taken

    09/15/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | September 13, 2013 | TOM SPEARS
    OTTAWA -- A 16-year-old girl who claims she was forced into prostitution said she was plied with Goldschlager and beer to the point just sitting on the couch became troublesome. "I think I fell off the couch," the teen told detectives a month after the traumatic June 2012 night. Another girl took her to the bathroom, and darkness engulfed her. When she awoke, she was naked and lying in a bathtub. She wasn't alone. The girl who had invited her over and led her to the bathroom was sitting on the toilet, taking photos. "Do you want to make money?"...
  • Being Had for Dinner in Ottawa

    04/28/2013 11:59:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    Special to IPT News ^ | April 26, 2013 | by David B. Harris
    SNIPPET: "The Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) holds its 12th Annual Festival of Friendship Dinner Sunday evening." SNIPPET: "The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario, an institutional affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. Mattson, a convert from Christianity to Islam, was president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The United States government designated ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terror-funding prosecution. ISNA is included in a key Muslim Brotherhood document as one of the "organizations of our friends." Other evidence abounds...
  • Canadian Catholic high school sending 52 students to help Obama campaign in Ohio

    11/01/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT · by topher · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | by John Jalsevac
    October 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ottawa-area mom says she is “incensed” that a teacher at her daughter’s Catholic school has organized a trip to Ohio in the final days of the U.S. election to support the re-election of President Obama. Fifty-two students from St. Peter’s and St. Matthew’s high schools in Ottawa are set to make the trek across the border this week to Boardman, Ohio, accompanied by civics teacher Scott Searle. Ohio is considered a key swing state in the presidential election. Calls by LifeSiteNews to St. Peter’s school were directed to the school board. A media spokesperson...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • 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.
  • Porn actor named as suspect in body parts case [Canada: foot & hand mailed to Conservative HQ]

    05/30/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 29 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Wed May. 30 2012 3:19:17 PM
    MONTREAL — Police have named a suspect in the shocking case where dismembered body parts were mailed to Ottawa, including the headquarters of the governing Conservative party. Montreal police say 29-year-old Rocco Luka Magnotta is wanted in connection with a suspected homicide. A man by that same name has a huge presence on the Internet -- as a low-budget adult film actor and for controversial videos he has posted online in the past. There is considerable online chatter that the killing and other gruesome acts on the body were videotaped and posted on the Internet. Magnotta, believed to be originally...
  • Canada: Severed foot sent to party office ["another human body part" also]

    05/29/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT | unattributed
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday. Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside. Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada...
  • Ottawa’s award-winning way of killing off childhood

    05/15/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/15/2012 | Michael Coren
    May 15, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - I suppose there is something grotesquely timely about it all. The same week as the President of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, allegedly decides fundamentally vital social policy after listening to advice from his two young daughters, the children of Canada are once again thrown into an adult swamp and used and abused by adults. This time it’s about pictures at an exhibition so to speak, but old Mussorgsky would be spinning in his grave. In Ottawa, the capital of the first Anglo-Saxon, English-speaking country to introduce same-sex marriage, “Sex:...
  • Hospital tells patients to do own laundry

    04/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Cost-cutting measures at Saint-Vincent Hospital's complex continuing care unit mean patients could soon be responsible for doing their own laundry. Officials at St. Vincent Hospital, which is part of Bruyčre Continuing Care, said instead of using a cleaning service the continuing care unit would be installing coin-operated washers and dryers for patients and their families to use. The organization said it is $2 million in debt and needs to find savings. They are hoping family members can help the patients do their laundry after a new policy is in place starting in June.
  • Canadian govt. braces for F-35 report

    03/21/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by U-238 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/21/2012 | UPI
    Canada's government is nervously awaiting an Auditor General's report, which is expected to be highly critical of the F-35 fighter jet procurement program. Some commentators have said that in the aftermath of the report, the government may retreat into a "wait and see" attitude on the project, gauging further developments both in the United States and abroad before making a final decision on purchasing the aircraft. That process could take up to a year. Cost overruns and technical delays have contributed to rising concern with the $382 billion Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. The General Accounting...
  • United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 3:51:34 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood by Thaddeus Baklinski Tue Apr 12, 2011 16:22 EST OTTAWA, Tue Apr 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An official of the United Way in Ottawa revealed that it has stopped funding for Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s sex-education program because it “doesn’t align with what we’ve established as priority goals in area of children and youth.” Lawrence Greenspon, chairman of the United Way’s Community Services Cabinet, told the Ottawa Citizen that “there was no political agenda” behind the agency’s decision to cut funding to PP’s sex education program, but that the local United Way has...
  • F-35 refueling sparks debate in Parliament

    01/31/2011 10:11:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 1/31/2011 | Bryn Weese
    When Canada gets its fleet of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets, they will all be able to be refuelled mid-flight without buying costly additional equipment, according to Defence Minister Peter MacKay. The controversial jet purchase came under fire again Monday amid media reports Canada's current tanker aircraft can’t work with the F-35 systems. Liberal industry critic Marc Garneau accused the government of "forgetting" about the need to be able to refuel the fighter jets in the air during long flights and suggested Canada will have to spend "hundreds of millions" on new equipment. "It is getting more expensive every day....
  • Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked

    10/19/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 19, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Tuesday October 19, 2010 Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After failing to rally an ongoing protest against the Ottawa 40 Days for Life, a group of pro-abortion activists are petitioning the city to revoke the vigil’s permit.The Ottawa 40 Days campaign, nearing the end of its fourth run, maintains a vigil 12-hours a day on Bank St., across the street from the Morgentaler abortion facility.From the beginning, the Pro-Choice Coalition of Ottawa has attempted to mount a protest on the other side of...
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • Canada formally commits to buy 65 F-35s(Update)

    07/17/2010 12:57:55 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/17/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    The Canadian government formally committed today to buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35s six years ahead of first delivery in order to qualify national industry to bid for more work in the multi-national programme. Since the first aircraft will arrive in 2016, the commitment by Ottawa does not need to be sealed by a contract until at least 2013. By then, Lockheed expects the F-35 to be approaching peak production rates, with one aircraft delivered every working day. Canadian officials have valued the cost of the acquisition at C$9 billion ($8.5 billion), or about C$138 million per aircraft, including engines, weapons...
  • F-35 jet Canadian spinoffs expected

    07/17/2010 4:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    CBC.com ^ | 7/16/2010 | CBC.com
    Ottawa's plan to buy 65 U.S.-built F-35 fighter planes is expected to benefit nearly 100 Canadian companies and support thousands of technology jobs. Nine countries, including Canada, funded development of the plane, called the Lightning II, or the Joint Strike Fighter. Toronto-based Magellan Aerospace said Friday that Canada's participation in the aircraft's development has provided a series of "crucial stepping stones to securing greater roles in the current production and upcoming support phases." The Toronto-based company designs and makes engines and structural parts. "This application of new technologies and precision manufacturing processes will transform Magellan Aerospace and other Canadian companies,...