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  • As Hurricane Florence bears down, Canadian power crews make pit stop in Bangor en route to Carolinas

    09/16/2018 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/18 | Callie Ferguson
    **SNIP** But for thousands of power crews, the lead-up to the storm is a period of waiting to face the mess it leaves behind. The storm is expected to knock out power to as many as 3 million customers across the two states, utilities officials in the Carolinas said Wednesday afternoon. “I was expecting the call [from the power company] when I saw it on the news,” said Raymond Gallant, a 70-year-old lineman from New Brunswick. He was among a mix of linemen, mechanics, loggers and carpenters on Wednesday who signed up to spend an anticipated three weeks on the...
  • Adult Syrian Refugee Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old Canadian Girl in Court

    09/16/2018 3:56:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 9/15/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    28-year-old Syrian national Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada as a refugee, has been accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, British Colombia, whose body was found last year. The Syrian refugee, who came to Canada through a private sponsorship programme, was arrested last week by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a large-scale investigation into the death of the 13-year-old, who was found in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017. In court, the 28-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. He required an Arabic interpreter, with proceedings delayed as the court waited for the interpreter to arrive.
  • Journalists Ignore Muslim woman in Hijab committing assault on them with acidic beverage.

    09/15/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT · by GraceG · 18 replies
    Ezra Levant Twitter ^ | Ezra Levant
    One of Trudeau’s Syrians is accused of murdering a Chinese Canadian girl. People of all backgrounds were at the court to protest the crime. Then a Muslim in a hijab threw hot coffee on them. Every journalist saw it. And ignored it. Send them back.
  • Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the US

    09/14/2018 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 54 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 09/13/2018
    WASHINGTON—Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says. Todd Owen, who spoke to the U.S. website Politico, said the U.S. does not plan to change its border policies to account for Canada’s marijuana legalization, which takes effect on Oct. 17. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” said Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations. Owen’s comments corroborated anecdotal reports that have accumulated over the course of...
  • Pflugerville fugitive back in Texas after fleeing to Canada

    09/14/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Matthew Prendergast
    A Pflugerville fugitive has been apprehended in Canada as he was attempting to flee to his home country of Nigeria, the U.S Marshals Service says. Olanrewaju Sodiq Fadairo, 28 is a Nigerian citizen who was a suspect in a sexual assault case. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force coordinated with Canadian officials to extradite Fadairo from Montreal to Texas. The investigation into Fadairo began in October 2017, when it was learned that he was attempting to flee back to Nigeria. The Canadian government learned in August of that year that Fadairo had crossed the border into Canada. Fadairo...
  • Mulroney praises 'civilized, modest' leadership of Bush Sr. in contrast to Trump

    09/11/2018 6:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 11, 2018 | Peter Zimonjic
    Former PM says he had an easier time dealing with the U.S. than Trudeau's had Former prime minister Brian Mulroney lavished praise on former U.S. president George Bush senior Tuesday, saying he was a "fantastic" guy whose example offered a sharp contrast to that of the current tenant of the White House. "George Bush was fantastic and still is," Mulroney told an audience in Ottawa. "I tell you, if you want to see a contrast between a civilized, modest, thoughtful, generous leadership and what you're seeing today, there you go." Mulroney made the comments during a question and answer session...
  • Canadian Foreign Minister Left NAFTA Negotiations To Attend “President Trump is a Tyrant”

    09/11/2018 3:03:29 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Oh My – Canadian Foreign Minister Left NAFTA Negotiations To Attend “President Trump is a Tyrant” Conference Jumpin’ ju-ju bones. Hat Tip to Ezra Levant on Twitter – This is going to go down in the history books of bad diplomacy. You have to watch the first 2 minutes of this video. Canadian Foreign Minister took leave during the middle of critically important trade negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to attend a Women in the World conference in Toronto. Check out the conference introduction video (first 01:30) “Taking on the Tyrant”, and the visual...
  • Car Dealership Employees Put Engine Coolant In Co-Worker's Water

    09/11/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | 09/11/2018 | Staff
    Two people were arrested after authorities said they tried to poison their co-worker at a small BMW dealership in Toronto. Szilard Czippan was charged with attempted murder and administering a noxious substance while Rahim Jaffer is only facing the latter charge. The two men were captured on surveillance cameras taking the water bottle of a manager at the dealership and filling it with engine coolant. When the manager took a sip, he immediately realized that his water had been replaced and he drove to a pharmacy to get a charcoal pill. He then went to the hospital where he was...
  • Jim Carrey educates Americans on Canadian health care in ‘Real Time’ rant (with phony information)

    09/10/2018 4:59:34 PM PDT · by jerod · 30 replies
    msn ^ | September 10, 2018
    Jim Carrey delivered a succinct one-minute lecture on Canadian health care to American audiences on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday night. Fed up with what he perceives as inaccurate descriptions of the Canadian health-care system, Carrey made it clear that he thinks the country's medical care is in great shape and didn't mince words in his brief monologue. "I grew up in Canada, OK? We have socialized medicine," said a Nike-wearing Carrey to Maher's audience. "I'm here to tell you this bulls**t line you get on all of the political shows from people is that it's a failure....
  • David Hogg urges foreigners to meddle in U.S. elections Michael Moore takes mic away

    09/10/2018 7:47:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 9/10/2018 | unknown
    It took Michael Moore to correct anti-gun protester David Hogg’s proposal for Canadians to meddle in American elections. After screening Moore’s anti-Trump “Fahrenheit 11/9” at the Toronto Film Festival, Hogg and other Parkland, Florida high school students joined the millionaire filmmaker on stage during a Q&A. “I have a question for you guys,” Hogg said after grabbing the mic from Moore. “Who’s ready to save America?” The Canadian audience cheered.
  • Ralph Nader: Trump’s Done Some Good, Clinton’s Winning By ‘Dictatorship’

    05/13/2016 1:10:13 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies ^ | David Catanese | May 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
    Ralph Nader: Trump’s Done Some Good, Clinton’s Winning By ‘Dictatorship’ He heaps praise on Bernie Sanders, but won’t reveal how he'll vote in November. By David Catanese | Senior Politics Writer May 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Ralph Nader, the former Green Party presidential candidate and lifelong consumer activist, says Donald Trump's dizzying presidential candidacy hasn't been all bad, while Hillary Clinton is winning the Democratic nomination by "dictatorship." And though he has heaps of praise for Bernie Sanders, Nader still won't say whom he voted for in the 2016 primary or which candidate he plans to cast a ballot...
  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series in Toronto

    09/06/2018 7:01:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.
  • At Boeing Factory, Unfinished 737s Pile Up

    09/04/2018 9:21:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 3, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET | By Andrew Tangel and Doug Cameron
    Supplier bottlenecks threaten production at aerospace giant’s factory near Seattle Boeing Co. BA +0.02% is facing a problem as it races to meet demand for single-aisle, fuel-efficient jets: where to store unfinished 737s piling up at a factory near Seattle. One answer in late July was the taxiway of the small airport in Renton, Wash., next to its Boeing factory there. “Boeing is running out of space,” Renton public works administrator Gregg Zimmerman wrote to city council members in a July 27 memo about the taxiway plan. “They have encountered an emergency production challenge that threatens to interfere with their...
  • Toronto Police Union Says Handgun Ban Will Have ’Zero Impact’ On Crime

    09/04/2018 7:51:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/4/2018 | David Krayden
    Toronto’s police union boss is dismissing a city handgun ban as a way of addressing the escalating crime and homicides in the city. As the Toronto Sun reports, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack broke his silence on the proposed ban Monday, saying, “A handgun ban would fail to stop Toronto’s violence and murders. I would support anything that would have an impact, but a ban wouldn’t get to the core of the issue. A municipal government banning handguns will have zero impact.” Toronto Mayor John Tory disagreed with the police force president and continued to demand a total handgun...
  • No Deal! Trade Talks with Canada Conclude for the Week with No Agreement

    09/01/2018 4:22:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | September 1, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    No Deal! Trade Talks with Canada Conclude for the Week with No Agreement | Breitbart via @BreitbartNews 6:51 PM - 1 Sep 2018 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 6:53 PM - 1 Sep 2018 We shouldn’t have to buy our friends with bad Trade Deals and Free Military Protection! 6:55 PM - 1 Sep 2018
  • EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero

    08/30/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero (If The US Will Do The Same)(Full Title) President Trump’s hard line on tariffs has won a significant concession from the European Union, at least the promise of one. Trump has been warning all summer that he could add a tariff on automobile imports which would have a significant impact on automakers in Europe (as well as Japan and Mexico). Today the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU was willing to drop all of its existing tariffs on cars and other goods to zero...
  • There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal

    09/01/2018 8:51:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | September 1, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out. Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off... 11:03 AM - 1 Sep 2018 ...Remember, NAFTA was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made. The U.S. lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. We were far better off before NAFTA - should never have been signed. Even the Vat Tax was not accounted for....
  • US, Canada fall short of NAFTA deal, will resume talks next week

    08/31/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Vicki Needham
    The U.S. and Canada failed on Friday to reach a final deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite long discussions this week. The two nations plan to take up where they left off on Wednesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the "talks were constructive, and we made progress." "Our officials are continuing to work toward agreement," Lighthizer said. Meanwhile, the U.S. started the 90-day clock on the U.S.-Mexico agreement, with the intent to include Canada before time runs out. Without Canada a new NAFTA agreement won't get through Congress. Getting a deal done within three months...
  • The hidden gems of the US-Mexico trade deal

    08/31/2018 11:26:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Russell Price
    Investors cheered Monday’s announcement of a trade deal with Mexico, and appropriately so. A final agreement is not yet in hand, but if maintained, it could alleviate a portion of the significant trade-related uncertainty investors have been dealing with for more than a year. The agreement would offer a few notable adjustments to the original 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which primarily dealt with the trade in goods. The world has changed dramatically since 1994, however, and the value-add of manufacturing skills has been diluted by a proliferation of production capabilities around the world. A nation’s economic worth,...
  • Trump just closed out another winning week in the economy

    08/31/2018 9:31:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Alfredo Ortiz
    On the news that President Trump has negotiated a new trade deal with Mexico, the stock market has reached a new record high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished above 26,000 and the S&P 500 finished above 2,900. The stock market surge, roughly a 40 percent increase since Trump was elected, is boosting 401(k)s, IRAs and index funds that Americans rely on for their savings and financial security. This new trade deal and resulting stock market appreciation is just the latest victory for Trump in the face of a long line of establishment critiques. First, they scolded candidate Trump for...