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  • Jordan Peterson is Driving His Critics to Desperate Attacks

    03/21/2018 1:46:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 3-21-2018 | Russ McSwain
    Jordan Peterson, the Canadian clinical psychologist, is having an enormous impact on our culture. His refusal to use legally mandated language has reverberated around the world. He is obviously rattling leftists as they continue to make hysterical claims about him. The most recent and long-winded example comes from Nathan J. Robinson, the editor of Current Affairs. He published an almost twelve-thousand-word essay in that journal. It's hard to believe, but even with all those words he lands not a single blow on Peterson. He does manage to make a complete fool of himself.
  • Canada appears to be turning right (Fed up with Trudeau?)

    03/21/2018 7:09:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Canadians seem just about as fed up with their leftist elites as Americans were in the 2016 elections.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is polling far worse than President Trump, and voters in Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces, are poised to throw out their left-leaning governments in elections the spring. Chris Tomlinson of Breitbart has the story. Data from polling firm Angus Reid shows that 56 per cent of Canadians now disapprove of Prime Minister Trudeau while only 40 per cent approve, while polling firm Rassmussen [sic] shows U.S. President Donald Trump with a 47 per cent approval rating. Source: Angus Reid Institute....
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • ​Sessions Chases Obama’s Legacy to Canada

    03/19/2018 2:02:19 PM PDT · by lward99 · 10 replies
    Constitional Rights PAC ^ | 3/18/2018 | The Seed Investor
    Obama’s real legacy was, well, weed. Obama backed the Fed’s off states that wanted to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Obama’s America was on a path to legalize and profit on the massive marijuana marketplace. That was until Jeff Sessions became Attorney General. It is no secret that Sessions is no friend of the budding marijuana industry in the United States. Sessions’ recently released a one-page memo declaring that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would rescind Barack Obama’s Cole Memo which outlined a relaxed set of "rules" for states legalizing marijuana to follow in order to avoid federal interference. Fearing...
  • Trump’s Losing Trade Gambit: The president had to back off new tariffs on Mexico and Canada

    03/19/2018 6:12:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    President Trump’s practice of staking out extreme positions on trade as a negotiating tactic is a sign of his brilliance. Or so we’re told. But that theory took on water last week, when Mr. Trump had to backtrack on a promise to hit Mexico and Canada with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum, without any concessions from either Mexico City or Ottawa. To understand the change of heart, take the list of products slated for a new Trump tariff on steel and total the value of those same products exported by U.S. producers. You will...
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • 'Hope case for men with money': Judge cuts off woman's spousal support after she asked to triple it

    03/16/2018 5:48:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Regina Leader-Post ^ | March 16, 2018 | Victor Ferreira
    An Ontario judge has rejected a Saskatchewan woman’s efforts to triple her spousal support two decades after her divorce, deciding instead to cut off her main source of income completely. Kevin Choquette, a retired bank analyst worth more than $14 million, applied to the court to end the $57,000 per year in spousal support he has been paying Yvonne Choquette for 22 years. In response, Yvonne Choquette requested that her support be tripled to $180,000 per year. In a decision published on March 1, Judge Kenneth Hood sided with Kevin Choquette, 62, explaining the reason he’s stripping Yvonne Choquette, 62,...
  • With Quebec suddenly up for grabs, Conservatives see an opportunity

    03/15/2018 4:45:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Mar 14, 2018 11:27 AM ET | Eric Grenier
    In an open letter published in La Presse on Tuesday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer invited Quebecers to give his party another look, citing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “incompetence” and the “existential crises” crippling the Bloc Québécois. The Conservatives spy an opportunity in Quebec. And given the party’s growing support in the province, they might be right. Quebec was the only province in which the Conservatives made gains in the 2015 federal election. Their increase in the popular vote there was modest — just 0.2 percentage points, up to 16.7 percent — but their seat haul jumped by seven to 12,...
  • CANZUK: An EU for Canada? (Australia, New Zealand and the UK)

    03/13/2018 5:06:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/13/2018 | By J. J. MCCULLOUGH
    The press is fascinated by a gimmicky idea also involving Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. In the wake of President Trump’s recent tariff binge, much criticism has been leveled against what we might call “nostalgia economics” — that is, the belief that sentimental instincts are just as useful as market-tested evidence when it comes to setting economic policy.It’s a philosophy not unknown elsewhere in the Western world. In Britain and Canada in particular, there exists a long history of believing that trading too much with the wrong sorts of countries reflects a deep character flaw, and that the wisest flow...
  • Trudeau Says India's Chickpea Tariff Hike Is Unrelated to his Botched Trip — and he Might Be Right

    03/03/2018 4:16:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Brian Platt | March 2, 2018
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to India may have caused a diplomatic row, but he insists it had nothing to do with India’s decision to hike tariffs on chickpeas this week — and he has good reason for saying so. Canada’s industry group for chickpea growers says the type of chickpea Canada specializes in is in fact exempt from the most recent tariff increase. “Ninety-five per cent of the chickpeas grown in Canada are kabuli variety,” said Madeleine Goodwin, head of communications for Pulse Canada. “Agriculture Canada has informed us that kabuli chickpeas are exempt from today’s tariff increase.”...
  • Canadian Climate Minister Urges Attention to the ‘Gendered Impacts’ of Climate Change

    03/11/2018 8:29:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 3/10/2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change is urging environmental activists to address the “gendered impacts” of climate change, especially its effects on women and girls. In a recent post on Twitter, Catherine McKenna, the 47-year-old Trudeau appointee from Canada’s Liberal Party, called on followers to “consider the gendered impacts of climate change on women, girls and children” while praising Canada’s leadership in training “women negotiators” in the fight against manmade global warming. Apparently, at least in the minister’s mind, the weather is now waging its own “war on women.”
  • Trump signs tariffs proclamation

    03/08/2018 1:19:21 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | March 8, 2018 | Susan McFarland
    March 8 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday, joined by steel and aluminum workers at the White House, imposed his promised industrial tariffs -- 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on foreign-made aluminum. Trump signed the tariff proclamations Thursday afternoon in a meeting with industry workers and officials -- ushering in fiscal penalties that have drawn ire from world leaders and sparked fears of a possible trade war. "A nation that does not protect property at home cannot protect its property abroad," Trump said. The White House said Canada and Mexico will initially be excluded from the...
  • Canadians protest Jewish school buses, defend wearing the color Nazis used to mark Jews

    03/08/2018 9:04:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | March 08, 2018 08:30 AM | SCOTT BERSON
    A group of about eight Montreal residents who attended a city meeting wearing small yellow badges in protest of Jewish school buses faced a wave of accusations of anti-Semitism. But their leader, Ginette Chartre, says they will not back down, the Canadian Press reported. A growing Hasidic community in the Montreal borough of Outremont uses school buses to drop children off around the city, causing tension with neighbors who say the constant bus traffic causes congestion, noise and pollution, reported the Canadian Jewish News. Chartre and other residents showed up at a public meeting to complain on March 5, wearing...
  • Justin Trudeau will meet with Bill Nye tomorrow to discuss Canadian innovation

    03/06/2018 7:23:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | Megan Trudeau
    Canada's Prime Minister will be meeting with a special guest to discuss how science in Canada rules. Justin Trudeau and Bill Nye the Science Guy will be having a public discussion tomorrow about the 2018 Federal Budget, which was recently unveiled.The two will be participating in an armchair discussion at the University of Ottawa and will be highlighting investments in Canadian innovation. The 2018 budget proposes an investment of nearly $4 billion in Canada’s research system to support the work of researchers and to provide access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities.
  • NB Power Company's costly electric charging stations generating little revenue.

    03/06/2018 3:17:23 AM PST · by jerod · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 06, 2018 | By Robert Jones
    Utility plans to add more charging stations in next year NB Power's high-profile network of electric car charging stations has not been doing much business, records show, with several locations operating less than one hour per week in December and generating little income for the utility. NB Power has been questioned closely about its investment in electric vehicle charging stations at its ongoing rate hearing in front of the Energy and Utilities board, which is in recess until March 19. The utility, in conjunction with the federal and provincial governments, plans to spend nearly $3 million this year to add...
  • UNICEF funding BDS?

    03/06/2018 3:06:00 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 5, 2018 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Canadians urge government to halt funding of UN charity, following reports claiming money was diverted to anti-Israel organizations.Canadian citizens issued a call to their government to stop funding the United Nations charity, UNICEF, after it was reported that donations intended for educational purposes were instead given to BDS organization and activists around the world. The Canadian citizens signing the petition hail from Toronto, Mississauga, Niagara, and other areas of Canada. They are supporters and members of the ‘Lev HaOlam’ Organization which works to fight the BDS movement and the boycott on products from Judea and Samaria. The petition highlights how...
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage...

    03/04/2018 6:10:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | March 4, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 7:10 PM - 4 Mar 2018
  • You Can’t Say That on Campus

    03/03/2018 4:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | MARCH 3, 2018 | Margaret Wente
    The free-speech wars have broken out again. The battlefield this time is the little campus of Acadia University, located in bucolic Wolfville, N.S. The villain of the piece is Rick Mehta, an associate professor of psychology who's been teaching there for 14 years. Critics call him a free-speech absolutist whose outrageous views are endangering the safety and security of his students. He calls himself an independent thinker who offers different perspectives to challenge the prevailing narrative. This week, we learned that the campus administration has launched a formal investigation to determine just how dangerous he is. A letter he received...