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Feb 18 08:16

Canadian Reporter In Venezuela Contradicts U.S. News Coverage

Feb 17 16:01

O Cananda : Defending yourself against a home invader is now a criminal offense in Canada, where “progressivism” means CRIMINALS are presumed innocent

According to Canada’s progressive laws, armed home invaders are presumed innocent. Self defense is the criminal act. This sets a horrifying precedent.

Feb 14 10:39

Trudeau “Disappointed” his Ex-Justice Minister Resigned After He Demoted Her

Dimitri Lascaris says opposition parties sent a letter asking the government to preserve all incriminating evidence of the SNC-Lavalin case, since there is concern it could be destroyed

Feb 12 08:19

Trudeau in ethics probe over handling of Libyan contract fraud

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is being investigated for illegally attempting to shield engineering firm SNC-Lavalin from criminal fraud and corruption charges involving millions of dollars in bribes to the Libyan government.

Trudeau claims he “welcomes” the probe, launched by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on Monday after requests from two New Democrat MPs followed on the heels of an incendiary report published last week in the Globe and Mail that placed him at the center of what the Conservative opposition has termed an “unprecedented” effort to illegally influence a criminal proceeding.

Feb 08 12:06

Record Cold Grips Weyburn

When the mercury dropped to -38.2° Thursday morning, it became the coldest February 7th in Weyburn’s history, beating the previous record of -37.5°, set back in 1994.

The cold forcing Environment and Climate Change Canada to issue an extreme cold warning early Thursday morning, as wind chill exaggerated the temperature to -52.

The ambient temperature at 10:00 a.m. was colder than Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement in the world, and colder than Yakutsk, Russia, known as the coldest city in the world. It was even colder in Weyburn than it was at the south pole.

The entire province is shivering in this cold spell. Prince Albert was reported as the coldest part of the province with a temperature of -42.5°, while Rockglen is the warmest part of Saskatchewan at -28.5°.

Feb 08 12:05

Saskatchewan smashes cold record during extreme weather snap

Saskatchewan’s record-smashing cold has caught the attention of a senior climatologist at Environment Canada.

David Phillips said it’s tough to break records when temperature statistics date back to the 1880s, but that’s exactly what happened in Saskatoon on Wednesday.

Feb 06 09:20

Canadian banks could drop by ‘at least’ 50%: Short seller

Kevin Smith, CEO of U.S. hedge fund Crescat Capital, is putting Canadian banks in the same camp as those in China and Australia: worthy of a short. He outlines the key factors and why the global growth slowdown makes this time different.

Feb 05 12:55

Regime Change Canadian Style for Venezuela

The Lima Group met in Ottawa and signed the Ottawa Declaration to oust President Maduro from power in Venezuela. 13 conservative Latin American governments, plus Canada, officially recognized Juan Guaido as the transitional President of Venezuela and accepted Venezuela’s membership to the Lima Group. Yves Engler, Dimitri Lascaris, and Greg Wilpert discuss the outcome

Feb 04 08:13

Ottawa Bars Sputnik From Lima Group Meeting on Venezuela

Canada’s foreign ministry has denied accreditation to Sputnik and RIA Novosti for a meeting of the Lima Group foreign ministers on Venezuela in Ottawa.

Richard Walker, a spokesman for Canada's foreign ministry, explained to Sputnik's correspondent that the agency was denied accreditation because it "hasn't been cordial" with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in the past.

"Thank you for your interest in the 10th ministerial meeting of Lima Group in Ottawa. This email is to let you know you have NOT been accredited as media," the Canadian Foreign Ministry said in its original letter, notifying journalists about the refusal.

Feb 02 10:03

Canada strips charitable status from group funding Israeli army

Canada has revoked the charitable status of a Zionist organization that funneled money to projects supporting the Israeli army.

The Toronto-based Beth Oloth Charitable Organization, a group without an online footprint, “had been a registered charity since 1980 and was one of richest in Canada,” with more than US$45 million in 2017 revenues, according to Canada’s Global News.

It appeared “to be acting as a ‘conduit’ that issued tax receipts to donors in Canada to fund the programs of others,” the report adds.

Beth Oloth funded programs called mechinot that prepare Israeli high school students for military conscription, and which include weapons training, mentoring by Israeli soldiers and visits to army bases.

Using charitable donations to fund foreign militaries contravenes Canadian law.

Feb 01 10:11

‘Not Trump’: British Deep State Of Canada Caught Steering Venezuelan Coup

Since Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president on January 23, it has become obvious to all intelligent onlookers that this “people-power color revolution” is not directed by Trump at all but rather by what has been exposed as the trans-national “Deep State”. When we look behind the layers of false narratives obscuring the true motives behind this operation, we should not be surprised to find the ugly picture of an insecure empire trying desperately to break apart the new coalition of Russia-

Jan 30 12:27

Crystallex Gains Right to Seize Venezuela's CITGO in US Court Reversal

A US judge has reversed a January ruling Thursday, opening the door to the potential seizure of Venezuela’s US-based oil assets by Canadian mining giant Crystallex and other transnational firms.

The Canadian multinational is looking to claim US $1.4 billion worth of compensation awarded in 2014 for the 2008 expropriation of the Las Cristales mining installations by the government of Hugo Chavez.

Delaware Judge Leonard Stark held off issuing a writ to attach a seizure order for now stating only that “Crystallex and PDVSA shall meet and confer and, no later than August 16, 2018, submit a joint status report providing their position(s) as to how this case should now proceed.”

Following the announcement, Venezuela’s state-run oil firm, PDVSA, to whom such oil assets belong, declared that it will appeal the ruling in what may prove to be a protracted legal battle.

Jan 30 10:05

CANADA TO STOP SUPPORTING ILLEGAL SETTLEMENT ACTIVITIES

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) welcomes news that Beth Oloth Charitable Organization has had its tax-deductible status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

According to a Global News story published this morning, Beth Oloth had been funding activities deemed non-charitable under Canadian law, including those that increase “the efficiency and effectiveness of the Israeli armed forces.” The organization had also been funding Israeli projects in the occupied Palestinian territory, which the CRA has noted runs contrary to Canada’s policy on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“Well-meaning donors to Jewish community foundations may be surprised to learn that they have been funding illegal Israeli settlement activity,” said Rabbi David Mivasair of Hamilton, Ontario. “The CRA doing its job and removing Beth Oloth’s illegitimate charitable status strengthens our confidence that our generosity is not being abused.”

Jan 27 09:20

Canadian PM fires China envoy after he ‘misspoke’ that Huawei CFO better not be extradited to US

Canada’s ambassador to China was fired after saying that Huawei’s CFO has a “strong case” against being extradited to the US, and that Ottawa would be better off releasing the Chinese national.

“Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday, without providing the reason behind the dismissal of the diplomat. The deputy head of the diplomatic mission in Beijing will take over until a new ambassador is appointed.

Jan 21 09:21

Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Marzieh Hashemi

In the wake of the outcry after the abduction and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi – in a foreign country and under the directive of a rogue Crown Prince – one would think the threshold to condemn the detention of an American journalist in the United States without charge or trial would be quite low. Unfortunately, it has proven to be nearly insurmountable.

It has now been one week since Marzieh Hashemi, a US citizen and anchorwoman of Iran’s English-language news station, PressTV, has been held under these circumstances shortly after her arrival to St. Louis Lambert International Airport Jan. 12 to work on a documentary on the Black Lives Matter movement. Hashemi is purportedly an alleged material witness in an as-yet unspecified investigation. She was reportedly forced to remove her headscarf and offered pork to eat, both against the tenets of her religion, before being transferred to Washington, D.C. to an unknown location.

Jan 21 09:20

Is Justin Trudeau paying residents $25,000 to publicly support his illegal migration policies?

Did you know that Justin Trudeau is paying residents $25,000 to publicly support his illegal Muslim migration policies?

FAITH GOLDY exposes the highly unethical practice of using taxpayer money to pay residents who live near the US border $25,000 to put out signs in support for illegal alien invaders breaking into Canada from the ‘safe’ country of the United States in order to to ‘claim asylum.’

Jan 19 09:10

Justin Trudeau’s pack of lies about BDS

I spoke to The Real News about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s renewed attacks and smears against the BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions – movement for Palestinians rights.

During a town hall meeting at Brock University in Ontario this week, one questioner asked Trudeau to retract his previous smears that the BDS movement is anti-Semitic.

Instead, the Liberal Party prime minister doubled down, claiming that the anti-racist BDS movement targets Jews.

Trudeau asserted “that anti-Semitism has also manifested itself not just as targeting of individuals but it is also targeting a new condemnation, or an anti-Semitism against the very state of Israel.”

Trudeau’s refusal to distinguish between Jews and Judaism on the one hand, and Israel and its state ideology Zionism, on the other, is, I told The Real News, itself an anti-Semitic move.

Jan 16 11:33

Ottawa Asks Beijing for Clemency for Canadian Citizen Sentenced to Death Penalty

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was handed the death penalty on Monday after appealing a 15-year jail term he was given in 2016. Canada has accused China of arbitrarily applying the capital punishment.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday that Ottawa had officially asked Beijing to spare the life of its citizen.

"We have already spoken with China’s ambassador to Canada and requested clemency", Freeland told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. Freeland stressed she had a "very emotional conversation" with the man’s father on Monday. She urged all Canadians going to China to consider the associated risks.

Jan 16 10:39

China’s Ambassador to Canada Exposes the White Supremacist Five Eyes Surveillance State

In a January 9, 2019 op-ed in Ottawa’s Hill Times, China’s Ambassador to Canada, Lu Shaye did what no other mainstream media outlet has been willing to do since the untimely arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou occurred while she was boarding a plane in Vancouver on December 1st. Much dispute has arisen over the arrest and China’s response with its own arrest of two Canadians suspected of espionage in Beijing.

Jan 16 09:52

Greece Fined €200MM Over Chinese Tax Fraud Network

While president Trump is cracking down on Chinese technology theft "transfer" in the US, with Canada somehow caught in the middle of the ongoing crossfire (as random Canadians are now getting arrested on the mainland in retaliation for Trump's aggressive practices), it has emerged that China's Belt and Road initiative may be nothing more than one giant, global tax fraud/trade laundering operation.

Take Greece for example, where the European Union’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) just issued a fine of more than 200 million euros to Greece for failing to stop a wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing ultra-cheap goods through the country’s largest port of Piraeus, Politico reported on Monday.

Jan 16 09:40

Canada investigates Jewish National Fund for funding Israel’s crimes

Pressured by human rights activists and a Palestinian refugee, the Canada Revenue Agency has begun an investigation into the Jewish National Fund of Canada over its use of charitable donations to build projects for the Israeli military and illegal settlements.

Uses of charitable donations to fund foreign militaries contravenes Canadian law.

JNF Canada’s parent organization, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), predates the establishment of Israel and uses tree-planting as a cover to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their land.

After Israel’s establishment in 1948, the JNF took control of most of the land which had been confiscated from Palestinian refugees. In the 1950s, the JNF became a quasi-state organization, with a policy to lease land only to Jews on an openly discriminatory basis.

Documents show that the JNF has repeatedly used JNF Canada as a conduit to collect funds for its illegal projects, activists say.

Jan 15 10:02

IN RETALIATORY TRAVEL ADVISORY, CHINA WARNS OF "ARBITRARY DETENTION" IN CANADA

One day after the Canadian government finally caved in to demands from conservative lawmakers and issued a travel advisory warning its citizens about the "arbitrary enforcement of laws" on the mainland - a warning that was apparently prompted by a local court handing down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen convicted of trafficking drugs - China has hit back with a tit-for-tat travel advisory of its own.

According to the South China Morning Post, a notice by the Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Chinese citizens to be aware of the risks of being "arbitrarily detained at the request of a third nation" in Canada, and urged caution when making travel plans - an obvious reference to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver last month at the behest of the US.

Jan 14 17:22

Canada Welcomes Al-Qaeda from Syria

Justin Trudeau invited 16 families of Al-Qaeda terrorists into Canada via Israel shortly after the U.S pulled funding for ISIS terrorist proxies on the Golan Border; The relocation was an overt response by Netanyahu over loss of this support from its main ally in the region. 10 more families are awaiting relocation. This occurred mere weeks after the White Helmates had kidnapped 44 Syrian children in preparation for another botched chemical false flag attack, according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry. Absolute treason.

Jan 14 13:49

Demonized : In Politics It Seems Only Firearm Suicides Are Bad

Blaming guns (and gun owners) may be convenient for those with an agenda, but the awful truth is 4.5 times as many people hang or poison themselves every year as end their lives with a bullet. -- Why will nobody talk about those tragic losses of life? Or is suicide only bad when a gun is used?

Playing politics with suicide rates is morally appalling, yet that’s precisely what our government, media outlets and anti-gun groups do when they claim statistics “prove” Canada’s “gun control” scheme saves lives.

Jan 14 09:40

There’s No Sugarcoating Canada’s Oil Crisis

Has financial disaster been averted in Canada’s oil and gas industry?

‘Disaster’ is all relative. Let’s just say 2019 is going to be a difficult year following a tough set of recent circumstances.

One thing we know is that the recent episode of bargain-basement commodity prices—triggered by a regional glut of oil and gas looking for a pipeline to call home, combined with low international oil prices—has wounded this year’s outlook for conventional oilfield activity. That’s the segment of the business, outside the oil sands, where two-thirds of the industry’s spending typically occurs.

Beyond the tight orbit of Fort McMurray’s oil sands, in the broader oil and gas fields of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, the overt indicator of sectoral health is drilling activity. Like counting cars on a freeway, you know the economy is bad if there are only a few commuters on the road.

Jan 14 09:38

Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship

A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday.

In a decision that has troubling implications for free expression online, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a company’s effort to force Google to de-list entire domains and websites from its search index, effectively making them invisible to everyone using Google’s search engine

The case, Google v. Equustek, began when British Columbia-based Equustek Solutions accused Morgan Jack and others, known as the Datalink defendants, of selling counterfeit Equustek routers online. It claimed California-based Google facilitated access to the defendants’ sites. The defendants never appeared in court to challenge the claim, allowing default judgment against them, which meant Equustek effectively won without the court ever considering whether the claim was valid.

Jan 14 09:08

Canada plans to welcome more than 1,000,000 new immigrants in the next three years

The population of Canada is 36.71 million. The population of the United States is 325.7 million. So this would be comparable to the U.S. bringing in 8,700,000 immigrants, roughly the entire population of the state of Virginia. If anyone thinks that won’t cause massive upheaval, they’re terminally naive or ideologically blinkered. Among these immigrants will be a certain number of Islamic jihadis, but Canadian officials show no concern about that whatsoever. Even to discuss such a possibility would be “Islamophobic.”

Jan 13 09:50

Outrage In Canada After Militarized RCMP Arrest 14 Wet’Suwet’en Land Defenders on Sovereign Indigenous Land

As The Real News reported last month, the Wet’suwet’en Indigenous people of Northern British Columbia and Canada have established checkpoints on their land to prevent pipeline company TransCanada from building a gas pipeline across their territory. The Wet’suwet’en people have never signed treaties with Canada or otherwise ceded their lands, a fact confirmed by Canada’s own Supreme Court in 1997 in a landmark decision known as Delgamuukw. Several days ago, members of the Aboriginal police liaison of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police met with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and indicated the specially trained tactical forces would be deployed to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory.

Jan 12 10:45

Health Canada stands by approval of ingredient in Roundup weed killer

Health Canada scientists say there is no reason to believe the scientific evidence they used to approve the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers was tainted.

On Friday they rejected, again, arguments that the ingredient in herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer if the substances are used as they're supposed to be.

The department's Pest Management Regulatory Agency is required to reassess herbicides every 15 years and after such a reassessment in 2017 it approved glyphosate for continued use in Canada with some additional labelling requirements. The review looked at more than 1,300 studies and concluded glyphosate products pose no risk to people or the environment as long as they are properly used and labelled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somebody got bought!

Jan 11 11:57

Canadian government auditing Jewish National Fund over ties to Israeli military

Last week the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), under pressure from Palestine solidarity activists, began an audit of the Jewish National Fund.

The audit is significant. Beyond weakening the oldest Israel-focused charity in the country, it will put other Israeli charities in Canada on notice and reflects the growth of Palestine solidarity activism.

Fulfilling the time-consuming audit will be a bureaucratic headache for a group that has eleven offices across Canada and has raised $100 million over the past five years. Already, the credibility of the second most powerful Israel-oriented charity in Canada has taken a hit with the CBC exposé headlined “Canadian charity used donations to fund projects linked to Israeli military” and related stories. If the CRA revokes the JNF’s charitable status it would be devastating for fundraising and deter politicians/celebrities from attending their events.

Jan 11 11:46

Oregon State Police Officer is confused by Canada-Bound Lamborghini on Dubai plates - video

OREGON STATE POLICE HARASSES DUBAI LAMBORGHINI OWNER BECAUSE...

OP -I was doing the speed limit, obeying all traffic laws and I was just on my way to Vancouver, BC on a rainy day but this police officer seems to be absolutely clueless about federal and international driving laws.

Jan 11 11:46

Anatomy of a blunder: How Veterans Affairs quietly buried a $165M accounting error

It was an incredibly simple (and incredibly daft) mistake — and it led to a $165 million federal fiscal faux-pas.

In 2001, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien made what appeared to be an innocuous change to federal tax forms.

It separated federal and provincial tax exemptions, shuffling the basic personal tax credit from one part of the document to another.

Staff at Veterans Affairs, who administer disability awards and pensions, did not pick up on the modification to the tax law for several years and ended up short-changing former soldiers — most of them elderly — who received disability pensions and awards benefits.

It was a mistake that cascaded, over time, into a whopping, multi-million dollar fiscal mess that Justin Trudeau's Liberal government began to mop up last fall.

Jan 10 10:17

Transgender Canadian woman sets off debate after winning cycling world championship

A Canadian transgender athlete has become the first to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship.

Dr. Rachel McKinnon, from Victoria, B.C., finished first in the women's 35-44 age bracket in Los Angeles on Sunday. McKinnon was born biologically male.

Jan 08 08:47

Ex-Canadian Prime Minister Joins Rashida Tlaib Calling Trump ‘Motherf**ker’

Canada’s first female prime minister, Kim Campbell, referred to President Donald Trump with an expletive Saturday over his commitment to building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Campbell, who served as prime minister from June to November 1993, described President Trump a “motherf**ker!” in a tweet sent before 10:00 a.m. this morning — using the same profanity-laced term as freshman congresswoman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in her pledge this week to impeach the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to bring back the ice bucket challenge.

Jan 06 09:52

Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest

Canada said on Thursday that 13 of its citizens have been detained in China since Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested last month in Vancouver at the request of the United States.

"At least" eight of those 13 have since been released, a Canadian government statement said, without disclosing what charges if any have been laid.

Jan 04 10:51

CANADA CHARITY USED DONATIONS TO FUND ISRAEL ARMY BASES

A Canadian charity has been investigated for using its donations to fund infrastructure projects on Israeli army and naval bases.

The Jewish National Fund of Canada – an affiliate of parent organisation Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael or the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) – used its donations to fund infrastructure projects on Israeli army, air and naval bases, in contravention of Canadian law.

The revelation came as JNF Canada was subjected to an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), a federal agency that administers tax laws for the Canadian government, after a Canadian researcher filed a complaint about the charity’s spending. According to local news site CBC:

While no law bars a Canadian citizen from writing a cheque directly to Israel’s Ministry of Defence, rules do ban tax-exempt charities from issuing tax receipts for such donations, and also ban donors from claiming tax deductions for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; this agency's flouting Canadian law, and getting caught at it, may well discourage further contributions to the Israeli military by other organisations.

Jan 04 09:16

Canadian charity used donations to fund projects linked to Israeli military

The Jewish National Fund of Canada, one of the country's long-established charities, has been the subject of a Canada Revenue Agency audit over a complaint that it used charitable donations to build infrastructure for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), in violation of Canada's tax rules.

The JNF funds numerous projects in Israel, such as reforestation efforts in areas hit by wildfires and the construction of playgrounds for special needs children.

However, it has also funded infrastructure projects on Israeli army, air and naval bases. While no law bars a Canadian citizen from writing a cheque directly to Israel's Ministry of Defence, rules do ban tax-exempt charities from issuing tax receipts for such donations, and also ban donors from claiming tax deductions for them.

The organization, which disclosed to donors last year that it has been under audit by the Canada Revenue Agency, said it stopped funding those projects in 2016.

Jan 02 10:54

XI JINPING SAYS TAIWAN "MUST AND WILL BE" REUNITED WITH CHINA

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it "must and will be" reunited with China.

In a speech marking 40 years since the start of improving ties, he reiterated Beijing's call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis.

However, he also warned that China reserved the right to use force.

While Taiwan is self-governed and de facto independent, it has never formally declared independence from the mainland.

Beijing considers the island to be a breakaway province and Mr Xi's comments are in line with China's long-standing policy towards reunification.

But on Wednesday, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said the island would never accept reunification with China under the terms offered by Beijing.

"I want to reiterate that Taiwan will never accept 'one country, two systems'. The vast majority of Taiwanese public opinion also resolutely opposes 'one country, two systems', and this is also the 'Taiwan consensus'."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF President Trump wants a better relationship with China, he seriously needs to rethink US policy on Taiwan. As reported at www.diplomat.com in September of last year: Where will the US/Taiwan relations under Trump End up?

This article offers a very thoughtful observation of the issue: "Over the past few years, the rise of Chinese capabilities and Beijing’s growing willingness to exert pressure on Taiwan and Washington has intensified a broader debate across administrations about the strategic importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Though more nuanced, that debate is often caricatured as being between those who recognize Taipei as a key partner to engage either on its own terms or as part of a wider strategy with allies and partners directed against China, and those who see Taiwan as just a challenge to manage within the much-prized China relationship."

Dec 28 13:49

CHINESE SCIENTISTS REPORTEDLY LOST TRACK OF GENE-EDITED PATIENTS

China is finally looking into its scientists’ human gene-editing trials — but some patients are already out of view.

According a newly published Wall Street Journal story, Chinese scientists using CRISPR technology provided by the startup Anhui Kedgene Biotechnology have lost touch with at least some of the late-stage cancer patients whose DNA they altered.

That means no one knows for sure how the editing may have affected the patients in the longer term — and according to experts, that lack of follow-up could affect CRISPR research far beyond China’s borders.

Keeping Tabs
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration recommends that researchers follow up with patients involved in gene therapy trials for 15 years. No such recommendation exists in China, however, and Chinese CRISPR researchers’ lack of extended follow-up could prove disastrous as the nascent technology finds its footing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, gene editing; what could possibly go wrong, except patients walking away for scientific monitoring?!?

The developers of this technology .... have some 'splaining to do!!

Dec 26 09:11

China 'Resolutely Opposes' Calls for Release of Detained Canadians

On 22 December, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland called on China to immediately release two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, it has in arbitrary detention.

China has "resolutely" opposed demands on Monday urging Beijing to release two detained Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are currently being held in detention by Chinese authorities.

"The Chinese side expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statements made by Canada and the US," China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

Dec 25 10:06

Head of Chinese shipbuilding firm is punished for 'illegally acquiring Canadian citizenship' amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of Huawei executive

The head of a Chinese shipbuilding institute is facing trial for illegally possessing Canadian citizenship and taking bribes, according to a Chinese anti-corruption watchdog.

Bu Jianjie, the director of a research institute under the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), has been expelled from the Communist Party of China and is under investigation by authorities of Hebei Province.

The news comes amid the ongoing political tensions between China and Canada due to the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Vancouver.

Dec 24 13:42

Why Did Canada Arrest The CFO of Chinese Tech Giant Huawei? – Samsung Surrendered Its Chip IP Right To US Companies In Order To Survive

Why did Canada arrest the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei?

Janus Dongye, Researcher at University of Cambridge

The detailed reason for this arrest has been revealed. Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng is suspected of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial US institutions. The US Judiciary found that there was a company called Skycom that traded with Iran during 2011–2014 and Huawei was suspected to control the company Skycom at that time.

So the accusation is about the old Iran sanctions 7 years ago. And you might wonder why someone brought this up at this particular time.

There is something else that you need to know to understand this incident.

Dec 23 10:29

Justin Trudeau Blames Trump's 'Racist' Policies For Canada's Immigration Crisis

To wit, during an end-of-year interview with Global News, the Canadian leader accused President Trump's 'racist' immigration policies of provoking a worsening immigration crisis in Canada, as more immigrants seek to flee north, fearing a 'hostile, anti-refugee' climate in the US. When asked what he believes is to blame for the worsening crisis, which this year led to the Canadian government putting asylum applicants up in 3 star hotels after shelters - including one in a stadium in Montreal - filled to capacity, Trudeau said it was Trump's policies, not Trudeau's infamous 2017 tweet advising migrants that Canada would offer safe harbor to anybody fleeing persecution, that inspired thousands of migrants to flee north from the US into Canada.

Dec 23 09:56

video Yellow Vest demands RCMP officer arrest Justin Trudeau for treason

Canadian Yellow Vest Patriot

Dec 20 10:45

CHINA ARRESTS THIRD CANADIAN CITIZEN AS FEUD WORSENS

That didn't take long.

Three days after warning Canada about "escalation" and "grave consequences" amid a worsening diplomatic crisis, China has arrested a third Canadian national, according to Canada's National Post, which cited a spokesman for Global Affairs Canada, the international arm of the Canadian government. No further details were provided, other than saying the Canadian government was "aware of a Canadian citizen" being detained.

Global Affairs diplomatically refused to connect this third arrest to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver earlier this month. The executive, the daughter of one of China's most successful businessmen, was released on bail last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suggest that any American or Canadian worker in China, get the "heck out of Dodge", if they can possibly do so; it appears that being American, or Canadian, in China can be rather hazardous to one's health, and personal freedom.

Dec 20 10:04

Maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100m deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for Canadian market

The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market.

The alliance announced on Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October.

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tilray Inc. said each would invest $50 million in the project to study non-alcoholic drinks containing cannabidiol, or CBD, which some claim has calming and healing effects, and Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the cannabis compound known for its psychoactive effects.

Dec 19 10:36

General Dynamics Warns Canada Scrapping Saudi Arms Deal Would Cost Billions

Defense contractor General Dynamics warned the Canadian government Monday that if it goes forward with its proposed withdrawal from an arms deal with Saudi Arabia it would incur "billions of dollars of liability."

On Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated his intention to scrap a $13 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in protest over the kingdom's presumed assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its continued bloody war in Yemen.

Dec 19 10:31

Several strong storms target B.C. with snow, rain, wind

We're doing this all again British Columbia, at least four storms are targeting B.C. over the next week. High elevation snow, more lowland rain, and some close brushes with strong winds are on the table once again.

Dec 19 08:44

Is Canada Huawei Arrest Attempt to Sabotage Trump Xi Talks?

The arrest of the CFO of the China’s largest telecoms equipment company, Huawei, carries hallmarks of deep state or behind-the-scenes sabotage designed to rupture recent progress between US President Trump and China President Xi Jinping on strategic issues. Here are some elements of the case that smack of insider sabotage from the US side, with complicity of Five Eyes member Canada.

Dec 18 12:41

TRADE WAR Rhetoric Intensifies: ‘No One Is In A Position To Dictate To The Chinese’

The trade war rhetoric continues to heighten tension between the United States and Chinese governments. The president of Communist China, Xi Jinping even said that “no one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people,” when referencing U.S. demands during the trade war.

There appears to be no end in sight to the economically destructive trade war banging up the wallets of the American consumer. According to CNBC, Xi is set to signal on Tuesday whether his idea of progress aligns with the West’s increasingly vocal demands for less state control. That could have significant consequences for whether the U.S. reaches a trade deal with China by the end of its 90-day tariff ceasefire. Xi called for his country to “stay the course” and emphasized that “no one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done.”

Dec 17 12:45

Joe diGenova on James Comey's Second Hearing

and the fact acting AG Whitaker is afraid to do anything so the coup against the President continues unabated.

Joe diGenova on WMAL's Mornings on the Mall (12/17/2018) -

Dec 17 10:25

China Press Warns To "Prepare For Escalation Of Conflict With Canada"

Days after revealing that businessman Michael Spavor - who became the second Canadian citizen detained in China since Beijing warned it would retaliate against Canada for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver earlier this month - had been arrested for "threatening national security", the Communist Party made clear that this is only the beginning, and that Canada should expect "further escalation" as Beijing has no intentions of backing down - and every intention of sending a message to US allies that they should stay out of the still-simmering dispute between the world's two largest economies.

Dec 17 09:04

Faith Goldy ordered to pay Bell Media more than $43,000 in legal fees

A controversial figure who ran as a Toronto mayoral candidate has been ordered to pay more than $43,000 in legal fees to Bell Media after her lawsuit was dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.

Faith Goldy had sued Bell over its refusal to air her campaign advertisements on a local television station, but the suit was tossed in October. In a decision on Wednesday, Justice Peter Cavanagh ordered Goldy to hand over $43,117.90 to cover Bell’s legal fees.

Dec 15 15:34

Nobody Should Work Here EVER !

17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: 'Nobody should work here , ever '
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The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada , by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports . During his remarks, Racicot noted that he has been working for Walmart for over a year and a half, and calls out his assistant manager for insulting him.

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(*Canada ? Good thing . I shudder to think what could happen to him down here , South of The Border for calling his Corporate Overlords out . )

Dec 15 12:19

Trump faces pushback after saying he may intervene in arrest of Huawei executive

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing pushback for saying on Tuesday that he might intervene in a legal case involving the chief financial official of Chinese telco giant Huawei Technologies — if such a move would help Washington secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the U.S. not to politicize extradition cases, saying that the legal process should not be hijacked for political purposes.

“Our extradition partners should not seek to politicize the extradition process or use it for ends other than the pursuit of justice and following the rule of law,” she said when asked about Trump’s interview with Reuters where he reportedly said he would intervene in the case if it helped secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Dec 15 10:05

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

A Canadian Court has ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity, during an election campaign in Canada.

Dec 14 11:39

With friends like these who needs enemies? China makes Canada pay for playing US lackey

But do not be deceived by what you see. All this time Canada actually dutifully followed the US lead and even copied some of its trendiest policies. Be it following Russophobic hysteria or making billions worth of deals with some Middle Eastern autocrats, Canada was here to march in lockstep with its powerful neighbor. Its response to the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Washington’s key Middle Eastern ally – the Saudis – was also conspicuously reserved, particularly for a nation that portrays itself as a fervent champion of human rights.

Now China got a taste of Ottawa’s imitation game, as Canada seemingly decided to get involved into the unfolding economic ‘Cold War’ between Washington and Beijing. Last week Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou – the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei – provoking a furious reaction from Beijing.

Dec 13 12:55

Gilets Jaunes: A Glimmer of Hope and Sanity

Governments in North America are largely totalitarian already. It’s a covert form of totalitarianism best described as “inverted totalitarianism[1]”. One result is that people in North America for the most part have no appreciation of substantive geopolitical issues.

Consequently, we are being robbed blind, and our diseconomies are being further destroyed, for the benefit of Al Qaeda, and transnational oligarch classes. Truth is stranger than fiction.

The only glimmer of hope at the moment are the Gilets Jaunes[2] protests in France. Macron’s tax grab is all about serving imperial agendas at the expense not only of target countries, but also at the expense of a habitable planet, and a sustainable French economy as well.

Canadians spent over $32 billion[3] in 2017-2018 alone for a military that supports NATO’s globalizing, entirely toxic and supremely criminal agenda. Al Qaeda and like-minded terrorists in Syria have benefited for years thanks to our largesse.

Dec 13 09:40

CANADA ~~ NOT AS PROUD AND FREE AS YOU MAY THINK

How does one explain Canada’s contradictory foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel?

Trudeau’s ‘human face of neoliberalism’ is nothing but a carefully-constructed mask meant to hide the hypocritical and militant policies that Canada continues to lead.

Dec 13 08:26

China Says Second Canadian Probed For "Harming China's Security"

The detained Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of "harming China’s security", China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat disappeared in the escalating diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa.

The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor since Dec. 10, an official news site for the Liaoning province government said.

Canada has been unable to contact Spavor since he notified the government that he was being questioned by Chinese authorities, Foreign Ministry spokesman Guillaume Bérubé said in statement issued in Canada. Canadian officials were working hard to ascertain Spavor’s whereabouts and would continue to raise the issue with the Chinese government, Bérubé said.

Dec 12 12:27

Huawei CFO Granted Bail, Must Post C$10MM Bond And Submit To 24-7 Surveillance

After three days and a lengthy recap of both the government's case for holding Meng Wanzhou and her defense attorney's case for offering her a surety bond, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ehrcke has ruled that he is satisfied with the terms Meng’s lawyer is proposing for her bail. The Huawei CFO will be released from custody and live at her Vancouver home under round-the-clock in-person surveillance, and she will also wear an electronic ankle monitor while she awaits extradition hearings. Meng must also surrender her passport. Meng must also cover all the costs of her surveillance, carry paperwork detailing the terms of her bail at all times, and submit to checks from the RCMP. She will also be subject to a curfew.

The financial terms of her bail were steep: They required at least five people to post $3 million in collateral and a $7 million cash deposit. Meng's next court date has been set for Feb. 6.

Dec 12 09:18

Beijing: Detained Canadian May Have Broken Foreign NGO Law

Canadian citizen Michael Kovrig from the International Crisis Group was detained by state security officials in Beijing on the night of 10 December.

If International Crisis Group (ICG) employee Michael Kovrig was performing "relevant activities" for the group in China without it being listed, then he may have broken China's foreign NGO law, China's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The US Programme Director of the Crisis Group Stephen Pomper has called for the immediate release of the company's senior adviser.

Dec 11 15:55

Canadian government 'deeply concerned' as China detains ex-diplomat

Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig has been arrested and detained in China without explanation, the Canadian government confirmed Tuesday.

"Obviously we are aware of the situation of a Canadian detained in China," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his way into question period Tuesday. "We have been in direct contact with the Chinese diplomats and representatives. We are engaged on the file, which we take very seriously, and we are providing consular assistance to the family."

A written statement from Global Affairs Canada said that because of Canada's Privacy Act, no further information would be disclosed about the case of Kovrig, who until recently served as a Canadian diplomat in China.

Chinese officials have not given an official explanation for Kovrig's arrest.

Dec 11 12:22

Huawei CFO asks for bail and puts up more than $11million as collateral before possible extradition to the U.S. where she could face 30 years in prison for violating Iran sanctions

The chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei asked a Canadian court to grant her bail in exchange for collateral totaling more than $11million in real estate while promising to fund her own private security detail that would monitor her movements.

Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei and daughter of its founder, was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport on Dec. 1 - the same day that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China agreed to a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that threatens to disrupt global commerce.

The U.S. has accused Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Dec 11 11:29

US & Canada Violate International Law with the Arrest of Chinese Huawei Exec

Col. Larry Wilkerson explains that it’s not the Chinese Huawei executive that violated law when circumventing US sanctions, but it is the US that violates them by imposing sanctions that were never agreed to on an international level

Dec 10 10:38

China summons US envoy to lodge ‘strong protest’ over Huawei executive's arrest – FM

Beijing has summoned the US ambassador and lodged a “strong protest” over the detainment of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, China's foreign ministry announced, according to Reuters. Washington should also "withdraw" its arrest warrant.

Any further measures will depend on the next steps taken by the US, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told the ambassador, the news agency says.

Meng was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver on December 1. She now faces possible extradition to the United States over allegedly lying about her company's ties to SkyCom, a company that tried to sell US-manufactured technologies to Iran despite sanctions.

Dec 10 09:38

Beijing Threatens “Severe” Retaliation Against Canada If Huawei CFO Is Not Released

China’s warning marks an escalation in Beijing’s rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony.

Dec 10 09:30

Break-in reported at detained Huawei executive’s house as she fears for her health in jail

Police have responded to a break-in at the Vancouver house said to belong to the husband of Meng Wanzhou, the detained Huawei CFO who says she is suffering from health problems in Canadian jail.

Police collected evidence at the scene of the break-in but made no arrests, according to local media sources. There are no details yet available about the number of people involved, nor the motivation for the break-in, particularly whether it is related to the high-profile international arrest of the home-owner’s wife, who is pending extradition to the United States.

Dec 09 09:28

China warns of ‘serious consequences’ if Canada doesn't release detained Huawei executive

Beijing has threatened Ottawa with consequences if it doesn't release Huawei's chief financial officer. The executive was detained over her alleged connection with a company that tried to smuggle embargoed phones into Iran.

“China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained person, and earnestly protect their lawful, legitimate rights, otherwise Canada must accept full responsibility for the serious consequences caused,” Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said on Saturday.

Dec 08 12:01

Canada Arrests Chinese Evading Illegal Sanctions on Iran (ICC)

This is one of the stupidest moves ever seen by Canada, the Chinese and any foreign national evading the illegal sanctions against Iran, as deemed by the ICC, should avoid landing in Canada & America if they want to ensure their freedoms remain intact. [Previous account was banned by google, please subscribe to my new channel, ravenise006]

Dec 07 15:31

Huawei Executive Had at Least 7 Passports From China, Hong Kong - Court Files

Dec 07 13:11

Canada Urges World "Have Fewer Children" To Fight Climate Change

"A number of people do not want to believe the secret agenda is to reduce population growth. Here it is in black and white published in Canada..."

Dec 06 15:33

Trump Reportedly Unaware Of Huawei Extradition Request Before Xi Dinner While Trudeau Knew

As questions swirl over who knew what, when before, during and after the historic Trump-Xi dinner, we previously learned that National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that he knew in advance that Canadian police were preparing to arrest Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, meaning that Bolton knew that Meng was being taken into custody when he sat down alongside President Trump for Saturday's dinner trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Dec 03 10:52

Alberta Orders "Unprecedented" Oil Output Cut To Combat Crashing Prices

While just a few hundred miles south, WTI is flirting with the one year low price of $50/barrel, Canada's oil-producing hub, Alberta, would be ecstatic to have its oil trade at anything even remotely close to this level.

As we reported recently, Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over the last year, Canadian oil production has increased accordingly. All of this is simple and predictable economics, but in the process Canadian oil hit a massive roadblock. Producers have the supply, and they have more than enough demand, but they don’t have the means to make the connection. Canadian export pipelines simply don’t have the capacity to keep up with either the supply or the demand.

Dec 01 13:11

Cop who shot fellow cop during argument still free, collecting pay check

NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA (CBC): ... Michael Kempa, the chair of the department of criminology at the University of Ottawa, told CBC News that in a case like this, an officer would not be charged until the investigation is complete, which is the opposite of how it would generally go for a member of the public.

"I think the public would be surprised to know that for an ordinary police officer, the default would be not to begin with a charge, because we would assume at first that probably the discharge of the firearm was reasonable, and then we'll investigate and if we find something wrong, we'll then lay a charge … for a member of the public, it's the other way around," Kempa said.

But for a civilian, he said, "we say OK, a firearm was discharged, it's probably unreasonable, we'll lay the charge and then we'll see if we've got enough to secure a conviction."

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