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  • Neverendum referendum: Voting on independence, Quebec-style

    09/07/2014 8:59:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/07/2014 | Nick Bryant
    Though Canada's political centre of gravity of gravity has shifted westward in recent times - the country's conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, though Toronto-born, represents a constituency in resource-rich Alberta - this trend has not sparked a separatist revival. Paradoxically, the two referenda were held when two pro-Canada Quebecers, Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien, were Prime Minister. A key difference between Scotland and Quebec is the simplicity of the six-word question posed in the referendum: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" In 1995, Quebecers faced a 43-word question that many voters found incomprehensible. In 1980, it ran to a riddle-like...
  • Couillard reiterates wish for Quebec to sign Constitution at event with Harper

    09/06/2014 8:02:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 09/06/2014 | Canadian Press
    Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard took advantage of a public appearance with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to repeat his wish for the province to sign the Constitution. Couillard said he wants Quebec to sign on by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The premier made the comments Saturday during a Quebec City speech, at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir George-Etienne Cartier, a French-Canadian statesman viewed as one of the Fathers of Confederation. Cartier’s vision for a united Canada that incorporates “a strong Quebec identity” could serve as an inspiration in future talks, Couillard said
  • Former Quebec teacher gets 20 months in jail for two-year sexual relationship with student

    08/29/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 36 replies
    National Post ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Woods
    GATINEAU — A former physical education teacher from Quebec has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for carrying on a two-year sexual relationship with a high school student. Despite her pleas in Gatineau court Friday to serve her sentence in the community, Tania Pontbriand received an 18-month sentence for two counts of sexual exploitation and a 20-month sentence for one count of sexual assault. She will serve the sentences concurrently. She was also sentenced to two years’ probation following her jail term. Pontbriand was convicted of the three offences in January for having a sexual relationship with her student...
  • Ontario Fiddles While Quebec Learns

    08/18/2014 9:10:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 08/18/2014 | Konrad Yakabuski
    ...The bull-by-the-horns approach taken by Quebec’s Philippe Couillard. Less than two months after his April election as Premier, his government tabled legislation to tackle the almost $4-billion deficit facing municipal sector pension plans. This means taking on the powerful police and firefighter unions, which have staged loud protests and, bizarrely, worn skirts to work to show their defiance. But while he’s open to amending the bill, on which the government will hold hearings this week, the Premier insists the objective of 50-50 cost-sharing between employees and employers is non-negotiable. Active employees will be required to bear half the cost of...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • Canadian mayor dies after wasp attack near Quebec home

    07/23/2014 1:01:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    More than 15 wasps stung Lucie Roussel's legs near her Quebec home. She became La Prairie's mayor in 2005 and recently won reelection to a third term. ... Paramedics gave her an EpiPen to treat an allergic reaction, but it didn't help, La Prairie spokeswoman Chantal Charron said. The 51-year-old mayor, who was apparently not allergic to bees, died at a nearby hospital from multiple stings and shock ... She leaves behind two teenage children — her daughter, Constance, and her son, Antonin. Her husband died several years ago from a heart attack
  • New York State considers releasing oil train details

    07/04/2014 5:53:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    While the federal government ordered railroads a month ago to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, New York State officials haven’t decided whether to share that information with the public. The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week, arguing that it’s in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments in light of at least eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec a year ago. The...
  • Quebec adopts right-to-die legislation

    06/05/2014 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 7:47 PM EDT
    Quebec has adopted a right to-die bill in what is the first legislation of its kind in Canada. The federal Canadian government, however, has said it could challenge its legality. Bill 52 carried the day by a 94-22 majority. The legislation is officially dubbed “an act respecting end-of-life care.” …
  • Remote Lake May Be Treasure Trove of Climate Data

    12/15/2007 3:43:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 138+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 13 December 2007 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageThe vault. The sediments at the bottom of the lake in Northen Quebec's Pingualuit Crater hold unmatched clues to North America's climate record.Credit: Robert Fréchette / ARK; (inset) University of Arkansas SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--A million years ago, a large meteorite smashed into what is now northern Quebec and created a crater that may become an unprecedented repository of data with which to study long-term climate change, researchers reported here this week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Canada and the northern United States are dotted with tens of thousands of lakes, most of them formed by...
  • RCMP raids Muslim relief group’s offices as Canada declares it a terrorist organization

    04/29/2014 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The RCMP has conducted searches in Ontario and Quebec as part of an investigation into a Muslim relief organization that federal auditors accuse of sending almost $15-million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams raided the head office of the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, as well as a private residence in Montreal. “An extensive amount of documentary evidence along with stored media, money and other records were seized,” the RCMP said in a statement issued shortly after the government announced the former charity...
  • Rangeley fire chief tells Senate subcommittee people ‘vaporized’ in Quebec rail disaster

    04/13/2014 8:40:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | April 09, 2014, at 6:25 p.m. | Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff
    The explosion destroyed six city blocks. Several of the 30 burning buildings were incinerated. Many ruptured tanker cars were bunched together like folds in an accordion. Still others, intact, could detonate at any second, and Pellerin could tell that much of the 1.5 million gallons of spilled oil had ignited and poured through the small Quebec town like lava. Canadian firefighters told Pellerin that “they actually saw people step out of their homes and be vaporized by the [burning] oil,” Pellerin told the U.S. Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington on Wednesday
  • Devil And The Deep Blue "C"

    04/07/2014 10:19:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The Clown at Midnight (Canadian Conservative Blog) ^ | 4/7/2014 | Posted by Mr. J at 6:29 PM
    Devil And The Deep Blue "C" It is true what they say; sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils. And it takes a whole hell of a lot for me to cheer for corrupt and weak-willed Liberals. But tonight, after Pauline Marois got her derriere kicked, she can console herself with the notion that she is the only person thus far to make Liberals, Quebec Liberals, who don't deserve to have been returned to office but still were, look like the better option as far as I'm concerned. I want all of the self-professed oppression fighters to...
  • Liberals set to form majority Quebec government (Socialists Crushed Alert)

    04/07/2014 9:32:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/07/2014 | BBC News
    Quebec's Liberal Party is set to form a majority provincial government, routing a bid by Quebec's main separatist party for their own majority. Liberals have won 41% of the vote, with nearly all ballots counted. Parti Quebecois (PQ) leader Pauline Marois has resigned in response to the crushing defeat, with her party only obtaining 25%. She dissolved the PQ-led minority government last month, after coalition partners blocked the party's agenda. Liberal leader Philippe Couillard will now become the province's premier. The election centred on PQ's controversial Charter of Values, which would ban public employees from wearing religious items, and a...
  • Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector, revolution's enforcers, rails against Putin & Jewish oligarchs

    03/15/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/15/2014 | Matthew Schofield (McClatchy Foreign Staff)
    KIEV - The man Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast as one of Europe's potential new Adolf Hitlers is a little late for coffee this Saturday morning. Igor Mazur, or Topoyla (Poplar) as he's known because he's 6'7" is the leader of the Ukranian Right Sector at Maidan, Kiev's Independence Square. The Right Sector are the radical nationalists of this Ukranian Revolution. There are others: the right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party, for one, which has an actual political following, 12 percent of the vote in the last elections. It used to identify itself as a national socialist movement, just like the...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Lac-Megantic firefighter who found ex's body committed suicide

    01/24/2014 2:56:15 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 2 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 23, 2014 | NICOLAS LACHANCE, QMI AGENCY
    SHERBROOKE, Que. — Pulling his ex-girlfriend's body from the rubble in Lac-Megantic, Que., led a young fireman to commit suicide, a coroner has ruled. The report, issued this week, follows widespread warnings about the toll that Canada's deadliest railway explosion has taken on support staff. The 25-year-old firefighter, whose name was redacted from the report, was one of the first responders to the train derailment and explosion on July 6. Forty-seven people died in the town near Quebec's border with Maine. Coroner Robert Giguere's report said the young man had only begun working as an apprentice firefighter 10 days earlier....
  • Incredible backyard rink has ice-level bar, golf cart Zamboni

    01/14/2014 6:26:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Yahoo Puck Daddy ^ | 1-13-14 | Sean Leahy
    It's the middle of winter, so backyard rinks are in full bloom. Many you see are of the no frills variety -- some wood acting as the boards and a fresh sheet of ice with hockey equipment littered on top. But for Justin Lachapelle, a resident of St-Lazare, Quebec, he's taken his love for the Montreal Canadiens and his ability to build a backyard rink to an entirely different level. Not only does his 64-by-32 rink have re-used boards from a local rink, painted lines and face-off circles to make it look like Bell Centre, there's also a dressing room...
  • Québec proposes ban on wearing religious symbols

    11/07/2013 6:24:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 5:49 PM EST | Benjamin Shingler
    The Québec government moved forward Thursday with a proposed law that would ban public employees from wearing overt religious symbols, setting the stage for a showdown over the place of religion in the province. Québec Premier Pauline Marois said the law aims to preserve the province’s fundamental values, including the equality of men and women and the separation of church and state. Her separatist Parti Québécois on Thursday introduced its Charter of Values in the province’s legislature. … The law would forbid government employees from wearing Muslim headscarves, Jewish kippas, Sikh turbans and larger-than-average crucifixes. It would also prohibit citizens...
  • Should Cardinal Raymond Burke enter fray between Father Raymond Gravel and LifeSiteNews.com

    11/04/2013 8:42:30 AM PST · by topher · 11 replies
    Various | November 4, 2013 | Vanity
    Here are some links about the battle between LifeSiteNews.com and Canadian Priest Father Raymond Gravel: Update on Fr. Gravel Lawsuit against LifeSiteNewsJohn-Henry Westen letter to National Post re: Gravel lawsuit articleFr. Raymond Gravel diagnosed with terminal cancer: launched lawsuit against LifeSiteNewsLifeSiteNews is being sued for $500,000 - this could shut us down!A key argument in this lawsuit is the following: [From the link above, quote from LifeSiteNews] Even though LifeSiteNews reports have overwhelmingly reported on what Fr. Gravel himself has publicly said, he is suing us for libel. Among other things, he argues that he isn’t pro-abortion, but he has...
  • Quebec Takes First Step to Legalize Euthanasia

    10/29/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | October 29, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Quebec National Assembly voted today on Bill 52 (An Act respecting end-of-life care) that takes the Canadian province once step closer to legalizing euthanasia.The vote comes as an opinion poll indicates most Quebec residents do not favor the bill’s provisions for “medical aid in dying.”In an online survey of almost 500 residents conducted October 23-28 by Abingdon Research, 47% said Bill 52 requires further study, while another 14% expressed opposition. Only a minority – 35% – were in favour of the bill.Natalie Sonnen, executive director of LifeCanada, said the poll also highlighted problems with the bill’s use of the...
  • ‘Degrading’ virginity tests on women must stop, Quebec doctors’ group urges

    10/13/2013 5:22:15 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | October 12, 2013 | Postmedia News
    Montreal — The Quebec college of physicians has issued a warning to doctors to stop performing virginity tests, a practice linked to bridal purity and family honour. Gynecological exams for virginity certificates contravene the profession’s code of ethics on several grounds, including breaching patient confidentiality, said Charles Bernard, president of the Collège des médecins, in an interview. The practise is outrageous, repugnant, irrelevant and unacceptable, he said. “Imagine a doctor who does a gynecological examination with the sole purpose of … it goes beyond the imagination. And it’s degrading to women,” Dr. Bernard said. The College was responding to a...
  • Québec seeks curb on religious symbols

    10/09/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2013 12:28 PM EDT | Benjamin Shingler
    There’s a heated debate in Canada over Québec’s proposal to ban symbols of religious faith such as Jewish skullcaps, Sikh turbans, Muslim head scarves and large crucifixes from public work places. The proposed ban is part of what the Québec government calls its “charter of values.” It has divided the province of 8.1 million and mobilized the opposition. …
  • Quebec Kippah Ban Stokes Controversy in Ethnic 'Tapestry' Canada

    09/22/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Quebec’s separatist government is betting on broad popular support with a proposal that prohibits public workers from wearing headscarves, skullcaps and other religious symbols, yet it is dividing the movement that advocates independence from Canada. The proposal, unveiled by the ruling Parti Quebecois last week, plays with the explosive issue of minority rights in a part of Canada, a country that prides itself as being a tapestry of immigrants rather than a U.S.-style melting pot. The government’s proposed Charter of Quebec Values would ban teachers, doctors and other public workers from wearing highly visible religious symbols, including yarmulkes, headscarves and...
  • 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?"...
  • Québécois secular dress code sparks divisions

    09/14/2013 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | 13/09/2013
    A move by Quebec’s ruling Parti Québécois to ban public workers in the province from wearing ostentatious symbols has drawn fire from other Canadian leaders, and even created an internal division within the group. The so-called “Charter of Quebec Values” forbids state employees from wearing large Christian crosses, Jewish skullcaps or Muslim headscarves to work. …
  • Toronto: Hollywood Won't Touch Syria Crisis

    09/09/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 8, 2013 | Stuart Kemp
    As two dramas about the conflict vie for attention at TIFF, normally outspoken actors and filmmakers on hand for the fest remain conspicuously mum on the subject. The conflict in Syria and the increasing likelihood of Western involvement is occupying hearts and minds at this year’s festival. Still, when it comes to Hollywood voices publicly weighing in on the debate over U.S. intervention in the territory, the silence has been deafening. A number of high-profile Hollywood names on hand for the festival, who’ve been outspoken in the past on U.S. military intervention, have been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue. THR...
  • Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province

    09/04/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    TLV Faces ^ | 9/2/2013
    The Quebec province in Canada has adopted a new Charter of Quebec Values, prohibiting skullcaps and other religious garments to be worn during public service. According to the charter, employees in the public service system -including doctors, nurses, teachers, and government officials – will not be allowed to wear any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban. According to Ynet, leaders in the Jewish community, including Lawyer and Political advisor Eric Maldoff who lead the delegation and Jewish Federation president David Cape, met with Bernard Dranville, the Canadian minister responsible for...
  • Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Canada?

    09/03/2013 9:31:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 9-2-2013 | Becky Oskin
    A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America's Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the region was covered by a continental ice sheet, like Antarctica and Greenland are today. "We have provided evidence for an impact on top of the ice sheet," said study co-author Mukul Sharma, a geochemist at Dartmouth...
  • Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Quebec?

    09/02/2013 4:43:48 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 2013 | Becky Oskin
    A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America's Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the region was covered by a continental ice sheet, like Antarctica and Greenland are today. Around this time, a global cooling began and the big animals in North America all vanished. Their human hunters, the Clovis people,...
  • Canada oil train disaster a lesson for Keystone XL opponents

    07/09/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    American greenies imagine they can save the planet by stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but in the real world they will expose Mother Gaia (and human beings) to greater harm by forcing more oil to be transported by rail. Pipelines are far safer than rail transportation, as we are reminded by the horror that engulfed much of the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec in flames. Thirteen people are known dead, but as many as 50 are missing, while charred bodies still are being pulled from the ruins. This reality should haunt the nightmares of greenies, people generally given to...
  • Report: Railway head says train in Canada tampered with

    07/09/2013 7:43:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 9 Jul 2013
    CNN) -- The chairman of the company whose driverless train barreled into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic and unleashed a deadly inferno told a Montreal newspaper he believes it had been tampered with. "We have evidence of this," Ed Burkhardt said in an interview published by the Montreal Gazette. "But this is an item that needs further investigation. We need to talk to some people we believe to have knowledge of this." The company did not immediately return phone calls from CNN about the report. Burkhardt is the chief executive officer and president of Rail World, the parent company...
  • Tampering alleged in fiery Quebec train crash (With video)

    07/08/2013 7:49:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | Jul 08, 2013 - 10:36 PM EDT | Peggy Curran, Postmedia News
    LAC-MÉGANTIC, Que. — As the confirmed death toll climbed here Monday, the head of the company whose runaway train was at the centre of this tragedy says he is certain a locomotive was tampered with. “We have evidence of this,” said Ed Burkhardt, chairman of The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway. “But this is an item that needs further investigation. We need to talk to some people we believe have knowledge of this.” ... The ensuing crash and explosions destroyed a stunning swath of the downtown and are now being blamed for 13 confirmed deaths. With the number of people...
  • Hope fading for 40 missing in Quebec train disaster, officials confirm five dead

    07/07/2013 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | Graeme Hamilton
    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — About 40 people are considered missing after the spectacular blaze and explosions that razed much of Lac-Megantic, increasing the likelihood that the number of fatalities could soar from the current official death toll of five. “I can tell you that we have met a lot of people….and what I can tell you is that about 40 people are considered missing,” Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference. “We have to be careful with that number because it could go up or down.” It is the first time police have gone public with an estimate...
  • Train derailment in eastern Quebec sparks explosions, major fire

    07/06/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 30 replies
    A train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Que., early Saturday morning, sending giant flames into the air and prompting a mass evacuation. At least 1,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Lac-Megantic, which is located about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. A number of the train’s 73 cars exploded, causing a fire that spread to several of buildings in the community.
  • 'Moving Day' replaces 'Canada Day' in Quebec Best Buy ad

    07/01/2013 3:59:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 30, 2013 | CBC News
    Best Buy's latest promotion has provoked an angry response on social media, but the company is defending its decision to recognize what it calls the "Moving Day holiday" in Quebec. Many people have been surprised to see a flyer promoting a "Moving Day Sale" in Quebec on July 1. The same promotion is being advertised in the rest of the country as a "Canada Day Sale."
  • Turban ban prompts suspension of Quebec (soccer) federation

    06/11/2013 3:11:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2013 10:08 PM EDT
    The Canadian Soccer Association says it has suspended a provincial association over its refusal to let turban-wearing children play. … Quebec’s federation says it’s concerned about safety and points out that the rules of the world governing body, FIFA, don’t specifically allow turbans. Critics of the Quebec decision point out that FIFA’s rules don’t explicitly ban turbans, either. …
  • Quebec teachers strip search students during math exam

    05/25/2013 9:33:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | May 23rd, 2013 | CHRISTIAN ASSELIN
    SAINT-JEROME, QC - A school board north of Montreal has launched an internal investigation after school staff strip searched 28 high school students to find a cellphone during a year-end exam. The board admits that staff at Cap-Jeunesse high school in Saint-Jerome, QC, "lacked judgment" for asking 28 Grade 10 students to remove their clothes when a phone went missing last week. The students were ordered to put their phones on a teacher's desk to prevent cheating during a math exam but one phone was unaccounted for, prompting teachers to order the strip search. "They put us in a small...
  • Two ‘religiously strict’ men behind foiled al-Qaeda-supported plot to derail VIA train

    04/22/2013 10:19:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joseph Brean and Adrian Humphreys |
    Chiheb Esseghaier, the younger of two men charged in the al Qaeda train plot, is a Tunisian-born PhD student at a Université du Québec nanotechnology lab who was threatened with expulsion for his disruptive behaviour and strict religious views that alienated his colleagues.
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • Un-Equalization

    04/20/2013 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    LPSullivan.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Federally-mandated theft has been around as long as Canada has been a nation. Various forms of ‘Equalization’ policies have littered our history, with only the details of source, recipient, and excuse changing. Always sold in the wrappings of patriotism of helping those provinces suffering economically (and in our early days, possibly justifiable under the circumstances), the system has now become little more than helping those provinces which refuse to help themselves. Thanks to Pierre Trudeau’s 1982 Canada Act which puts Equalization in our Constitution, it is probably here to stay. So is it working? Let’s choose a random ‘have-not’ beneficiary...
  • 2 men dead after Gatineau daycare shooting

    04/05/2013 3:07:54 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 11 replies
    CDC News via Yahoo.ca ^ | April 5, 2013 | CBC News
    Two men are dead after a shooting at a daycare in Gatineau, Que., that could be related to the recent breakup of a relationship, according to Gatineau's chief of police. Daycare staff at 225 and 229 Gamelin St. called 911 at 10:27 a.m. ET Friday about a man who was threatening people, according to Chief Mario Harel, who spoke at a 2 p.m. news conference.
  • Political party wants to honour Paul Rose, late FLQ kidnapper, following his death

    03/14/2013 7:01:41 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 3 replies
    News 1130 Vancouver ^ | March 14, 2013 | The Canadian Press and By Nelson Wyatt and Alexandre Robillard, The Canadian Press
    Convicted terrorist Paul Rose, who died Thursday of a stroke, is best known as an architect of the 1970 October Crisis, which saw political kidnappings and murder and troops flooding into Quebec. Now a member of the provincial legislature wants to honour him.
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird

    02/13/2013 8:50:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 13, 2013 | David Pugliese
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird The NDP’s Pat Martin raised the question Tuesday about how the government was prepared for an attack from zombies and he actually got an answer. “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies,” Martin said. “I do not need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies do not recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United...
  • Quebecer fined for arranging Catholic Mass in rented building

    01/03/2013 12:05:08 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/03/2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    A Montreal prosecutor told a Quebec court recently that holding a religious ceremony in a building not zoned as a place of worship, even if it is a private home, is illegal. The statement came during a trial in the case of Paula Celani, who was fined for holding a gathering of her Catholic group in a building rented from the municipality. The group, Fondation En Route, had rented the facility, the Maison du Brasseur in the Montreal borough of Lachine, twice before for a Mass, a potluck lunch, hymn singing and to show a religious video. The group also...
  • Note found in Hillsville (VA) hotel room sparks investigation (possible child kidnapping)

    11/30/2012 12:06:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Zach Crizer
    Police in Hillsville are trying to make sense of a possible kidnapping. According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, a housekeeper at the Quality Inn hotel found a note that said it was from a child named Jasmine Hines. The note's author says she is "missing and the cops are looking for me." The sheriff's office said a search of databanks showed no signs of a missing child named Jasmine Hines. The incident started, according to the sheriff's office, when a Canadian man named Pierre Morand checked into the hotel near Exit 14 on Interstate 77. He rented a room...
  • ‘It’s a crisis for Québec women’ (socialized medicine fails)

    11/14/2012 10:38:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Montréal Gazette ^ | November 13, 2012 | Charlie Fidelman
    Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Québec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room. But that’s a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Québec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they can’t treat them, health advocates say. … The worst cases are gynecological cancers, experts say, because usually such a cancer has already spread by the time it is detected. Instead of four weeks from diagnosis to surgery, patients are waiting as long as...
  • Single Junk-Food Meal Can Damage Arteries

    11/01/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 1, 2012 | UPI
    TORONTO — A single junk-food meal rich in saturated fat is detrimental to the health of the arteries, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Anil Nigam and colleagues at the University of Montreal-affiliated EPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute compared the effects of a junk-food meal and a typical Mediterranean meal on the vascular endothelium, the inner lining of the blood vessels. Endothelial function is closely linked to the long-term risk of developing coronary artery disease.
  • Maple Syrup Plot Thickens in Canada

    10/05/2012 4:12:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 3, 2012
    The plot thickened Wednesday in the heist of a big dollop of Quebec's strategic maple-syrup reserve. The Canadian province's maple syrup-producers' trade group said Quebec police appear to have found some of the syrup it reported missing just over a month ago. The syrup group said police informed it that authorities seized more than $1.4 million worth of the sticky stuff in neighboring New Brunswick.
  • Apparent shot fired during Marois victory speech [Montreal, Quebec]

    09/04/2012 10:03:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 4, 2012 8:00 PM ET | unattributed
    Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois was rushed off the stage during her victory speech after a starter pistol was fired, prompting a quick response form security officials. She returned a few minutes later and urged supporters who packed Montreal's Metropolis concert hall to leave camly. "There was a little unfortunate incident," she said. Montreal police could be seen taking a man into custody outside the building. After battling back from inner party turmoil and record lows in party support, Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois have claimed victory over the incumbent Liberals. The PQ will return to power with a...