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  • Did you ever notice that Trudeau resembles Fidel Castro?

    03/21/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 58 replies
    Today | Me
    Just saw this in a comment thread on "Instapundit". Commenter "sven10077" posted this photograph.
  • Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife [Gaza “Palestinian”—Sharia via “mens rea”]

    10/26/2017 4:43:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 October 2017
    A Canadian man was found not guilty of rape because he believed he could have sex with his wife whenever he wanted. Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith ruled the prosecution failed to prove the accused man knew his behavior was criminal. The judge did not dispute that non-consensual sex had taken place multiple times, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The man, from Gaza, was part of an arranged marriage with his wife, a Palestinian who grew up in Kuwait. “Marriage is not a shield for sexual assault,” Judge Smith wrote in his decision, according to the newspaper. “However, the issue...
  • College Removes 'Triggering' Scale From Campus Gym [Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada]

    03/14/2017 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 14, 2017 2:07 PM
    A Canadian university is under fire after it removed the weight scale at its campus gym last week. Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, says the decision is “in keeping with current fitness and social trends,” according to a sign posted where the scale used to stand, according to the campus newspaper, The Charlatan. Bruce Marshall, manager of health and wellness at the gym, said focusing only on weight can have a negative impact. […] But some students disagree with removing the scale. Marko Miljusevic, a second-year computer science student, said in a Facebook message that students “can’t handle the number...
  • Ottawa teacher’s aide gets 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen for two years

    The Ottawa teacher’s aide who sexually exploited a vulnerable high school student for two years was jailed on Tuesday for 14 months in what the judge called a significant breach of trust. Ontario Court Justice Celynne Dorval didn’t buy Katherine Kitts’s defence that it was just an awful lapse in judgment and noted the planning and duration of the sexual exploitation was anything but spontaneous. Kitts, 46, would sometimes furnish her minivan with an air mattress for planned sexual encounters in parking lots and parks near the boy’s home. “Had there been one or two sexual encounters before she ended...
  • Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    03/10/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | James Hohman
    Michigan’s economy performed poorly during the 2000s, only to be hit hard by the recession near the end of the decade. While growth in the current decade has been tepid in Southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids area is a boomtown. The region fully recovered from the recession and has grown beyond its peak in 2000. There are more people employed in the area — composed of Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ottawa counties — and those workers are both producing and earning more. There are 542,600 jobs in the area, 19.8 percent more than its 2009 recessionary trough and 4 percent...
  • Yoga Class Canceled over ‘Cultural Issues’ Brought Back with Politically Correct Instructor

    01/27/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 26, 2016 9:06am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Ottawa yoga class that was canceled due to concerns of cultural appropriation will be returning with an Indian instructor. In November, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her class catering to students with disabilities would be canceled because of the "cultural issues and implications" involved with a white woman teaching a yoga class. [...] Now, CBC News reports the yoga class is returning to the University of Ottawa with an Indian instructor named Priya Shah. Unlike Scharf, who had been teaching the yoga class for seven years, Shah became...
  • Trump: Cruz must get eligibility 'straightened out'

    01/09/2016 4:42:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says it would be a risky move to give Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) the party's nomination for president amid questions about his eligibility. "It's not a settled matter. He was born in Canada. And I say to Ted, and as a Republican I say it, because I think it's very important, you gotta get it straightened out," Trump told supporters at a rally in Clear Lake, Iowa, on Saturday. He said it would be risky to nominate Cruz "because you cannot put somebody there folks who's going to go in, and he's going to be...
  • Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over 'cultural issues'

    11/21/2015 3:40:18 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | November 21, 2015 | Aedan Helmer
    The concept of cultural appropriation is normally applied when a dominant culture borrows symbols of a marginalized culture for dubious reasons -- such as the fad of hipsters donning indigenous headdresses as a fashion statement, without any regard to cultural significance or stereotype. But Scharf, a yoga teacher with the downtown Rama Lotus Centre, said the concept does not apply in this case, arguing the complaint that killed the program came instead from a "social justice warrior" with "fainting heart ideologies" in search of a cause celebre.
  • Reevely: Tolls are coming to Ontario's HOV lanes

    11/04/2015 1:02:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Reevely
    More tolls are coming to Ontario roads, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said Monday, with details on the province’s plans due in the next couple of months.Del Duca was talking about a report by a group of environmentally minded policy types calling themselves “the Ecofiscal Commission” that says road tolls are the only way to handle worsening congestion. Particularly, the report calls for adding tolls that would allow vehicles that would not otherwise qualify to use existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes.“Road use has traditionally been freely available to anyone with a driver’s licence, and the open-access nature of roads makes them...
  • ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You...

    05/18/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | Jason Howerton | May. 15, 2015
    FULL TITLE: ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You May Understand Why Rebel Media’s Marissa Semkiw hit the streets during Ottawa’s “March for Life” this week and encountered a seemingly unyielding abortion supporter who argued it’s always the “woman’s choice” — even when it comes to “post-natal abortion.” The man, identified only as Alex, later reportedly sent an email to Semkiw asking that none of his responses be used in any videos or broadcasts. Rebel Media declined his request. During the interview, Semkiw explained that some pro-life advocates would like to see abortion...
  • 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 ^ | 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...