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Mar 03 11:13

Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

In pursuing the strategy of preserving the perception of the Iranian threat in order to maintain the special relationship with the United States, Netanyahu is pursuing strategies that sabotage America’s own foreign policy interests...

By going over President Obama’s head to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking a big gamble, apparently hoping that he can block any U.S. rapprochement with Iran and heighten tensions in the Middle East, a strategy that lacks both facts and logic, says Ted Snider.

Feb 27 07:38

COMER — Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform

A Call for Renaissance of the Bank of Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to a reader, COMER'S website is still unblocked in Canada.

Feb 27 07:31

Canada Quietly Tiptoeing into Ukraine Civil War

As debate over Canada’s role in the latest Iraq war rages, Ottawa is quietly being drawn into a second, more dangerous, conflict.

That second war is in Ukraine. The U.S. and Britain are sending military advisers there to help Ukraine’s embattled central government fight Moscow-backed secessionists. Defence Minister Jason Kenney says Canada might do the same.

Kenney told both Global News and the CBC that any Canadian soldiers in Ukraine would stay far away from the fighting.

This, of course, is the same assurance that the government gave last fall when it dispatched 69 commandos to advise Kurdish troops in Iraq. As it turned out, those advisers did end up under fire on the front lines.

Feb 26 08:48

COMER UPDATE - Federal Court of Appeal Decision — January 26, 2015

Since the Federal Court of Appeal fully upheld the decision of Justice Russell dated April 24, 2014, Justice Russell’s decision stands. I refer everyone to my summary of that decision on COMER’s website.

What that means is that we are entitled to proceed with our action, subject to me drafting and filing an amended Statement of Claim with the Federal Court, which will be done shortly.

In short, and in summary, the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal is a victory for COMER to proceed. (While the government can seek leave of the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to the Supreme Court of Canada, to date no such indication has been conveyed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For those just finding out about COMER (which Canada has been trying to block and ban from both corporate and independent media) , the Bank of Canada is supposed to provide interest-free loans to the Canadian governments for infrastructure development. But starting in the 1970s, the Canadian government started getting their loans from privately owned banks, and forcing Canadian taxpayers to pay the interest! The COMER lawsuit seeks to force the Canadian government to avail itself of the interest-free loans mandated by the charter for the Bank of Canada, and so far the courts have agreed that COMER is correct.

The Canadian government has banned this subject from the Canadian corporate media, and emails from Canada report that links to stories about COMER are blocked inside Canada as well. This is to keep the Canadian people from finding out about this scandal as they would likely ask why the Canadian government would do such a thing, and so far the only answer seems to be, "We decided to loot the taxpayers and give it to the private banks because the private bankers write really generous campaign donation checks every election!"

Needless to say, this would not sit very well with the already over-taxed Canadian people!

Feb 26 07:50

CBC now saying record cold and snow created by human-caused global warming!

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These Carbonazis never stop!

Feb 25 08:23

Bill C-51 threatens to sacrifice liberty for security

Four former Canadian prime ministers (including a Conservative) and five former Supreme Court justices have warned Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper that protecting the security of Canadians and their most important freedoms is not a zero sum game.

In their own words criticizing his anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, they warn: “Protecting human rights and protecting public safety are complementary objectives, but experience has shown that serious human rights abuses can occur in the name of maintaining national security.”

Feb 21 09:10

Ralph Nader: Stephen Harper is selling the politics of fear

A former candidate for the U.S. presidency has come down hard on the Canadian government's new anti-terrorism bill, calling it a crass effort to "sell the politics of fear."

Ralph Nader says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is exaggerating the threat of Islamic terrorism and his paranoia has now exceeded "Washington's chief attack dog, former vice-president Dick Cheney" — and he has written a letter to Harper to express his concerns.

Feb 21 09:01

HSBC Documents Show Bank Helped Clients Hide Billions From Tax Man

British bank HSBC helped hundreds of Canadians hide Swiss accounts from authorities to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes, CBC News has learned.

That’s one of the takeaways gleaned from a massive collection of documents collected by Hervé Falciani, a former employee of the bank, who blew the whistle on his former employer and handed over reams of data to tax authorities.

Feb 21 09:01

Why are the RCMP so afraid of enviro activists?

The real threat to oil and gas industry is not the so-called “anti-petroleum movement,” but growing public support for Indigenous land defence across the country

Feb 19 15:18

Alberta tar sands pollution suspected in rare cancer cases

In 2006, Canadian doctor John O’Connor made a startling realization. Specialists had diagnosed three of his patients in the northern Alberta village of Fort Chipewyan with cholangiocarcinoma — a deadly cancer of the bile duct. The same cancer had killed his own father years earlier in Ireland.

Only about one in 100,000 Canadians contracts this type of cancer, so the likelihood of three cases in a town of about 950 was minuscule. O’Connor suspected pollution from Alberta’s tar sands, 100 miles upstream from Fort Chipewyan on the Athabasca River. Since then, the provincial government, while confirming an additional case of bile duct cancer and high rates of lung and cervical cancer, has yet to investigate further.

Feb 19 08:51

9 weirdest things about this RCMP intelligence report on the "anti-petroleum movement"

First reported in La Presse, and again Monday in the Globe and Mail, the RCMP report dated January 2014 warns of "a growing, highly organized and well-financed anti-Canada petroleum movement that consists of peaceful activists, militants and violent extremists who are opposed to society's reliance on fossil fuels."

The report surfaces amidst fresh debate in Parliament over the Tories new anti-terror legislation and its potential use against groups involved in peaceful protest and legitimate dissent. The Harper government already has a proven track record for gathering intelligence on opponents of the oil sands.

Feb 18 10:24

Canada must own up to its complicity in torture

Shortly after the Senate’s torture report surfaced, the Canadian government quickly denied any complicity.

“It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Government of Canada,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in Parliament.

“Canada doesn’t torture anyone. Period! Period!” Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, refusing to answer whether Canada uses torture-tainted information.

There’s a reason why he ignored the question. The facts tell us that Canada is complicit in the torture of detainees and has been doing everything it can to cover its dirty hands.

Feb 18 07:55

Canada’s Prime Minister Announces New Anti-Russia Sanctions

The Prime Minister of Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities.

Feb 18 07:15

François Legault says all mosques should be investigated prior to opening

The leader of Coalition Avenir Québec says all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While we are at it, let's investigate all Christian churches for child sexual molestation before allowing them to open!

Feb 17 15:59

Oh Canada Movie - Our Bought And Sold Out Land - Full

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This documentary was made in 2009, and informed top Canadian politicians about what was being done to cheat the Canadian people out of unnecessary interest payments. The officials admitted they knew it was going on, but of course made no mention of it in public.

Feb 16 07:08

Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties

Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions — a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says.

Feb 14 10:01

Thwarted Canada mass shooting 'not linked to terrorism'

Police in Canada have dismissed the possibility that a plan to commit a mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Valentine's Day was linked to terrorism. Residents have been urged to stay vigilant.

Feb 13 16:30

Suing The Bank - What's Next For The Canadian Money Masters?

The Bank of Canada is facing a lawsuit which seeks to restore it to it's originally intended purpose...how will this impact the international bankers and is this going to truly benefit Canadians who are seeking to "take the power back"? To discus this and more Dan Dicks of Press For Truth interviews economist and documentary filmmaker Bill Still.

Feb 13 09:53

Ottawa keeping secret details of secret terror watch with Five Eyes allies

A veil of secrecy has dropped around a series of immigration information-sharing agreements between Canada and its “Five Eyes” allies.

In Washington this week, Francis Taylor, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, informed a congressional committee that “with the Five Country Conference — which includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — we have concluded immigration information sharing agreements that reduce the likelihood that a person applying for asylum or a visa in any of the five countries who has an illicit past could hide that history.”

Testifying about the threat of foreign fighters and homegrown terror, Taylor said in addition to those agreements, Washington has built ties with other allies to improve its ability to detect terror threats or returning foreign fighters.

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Feb 13 09:51

Sun News Network shuts down

Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner.

Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo.

Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate.

"This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation.

Feb 12 09:33

RCMP unlawfully seized guns during Alberta floods: Report

RCMP officers acted outside of the law when they conducted warrantless searches and seizures of firearms during the southern Alberta floods of 2013, according to an independent report.

The seizures angered many residents of High River, just south of Calgary.

The report, issued by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission on Thursday, found that RCMP members performed "warrantless searches and seizures of firearms from some of the evacuated homes."

Mounties have claimed they don't need warrants to seize firearms and that they only took guns that were unsecured or improperly stored and in plain view.

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"Besides, if they get wet, they could rust, so really, we were doing a public service! Honest!!" -- Really Confused Militarized Punks

Feb 12 09:26

Lawyer Sues Bank of Canada - You won't believe what happens

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another video about the COMER lawsuit in Canada. This one is reportedly still visible in Canada!

Feb 12 08:47

The Case Against The Bank Of Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The first two minutes of the video is a blurb about the presenters new TV channel. The information about the COMER lawsuit starts at 2:15

Feb 12 08:44

COMER — Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform EST. 1986

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the group that started the lawsuit to force the government of Canada to return to interest-free loans from the Bank of Canada as specified in the charter.

Feb 12 07:13

Gary Sorenson's Ponzi scheme trial begins closing arguments

One of two men on trial for an alleged Ponzi scheme that police say bilked thousands of investors out of up to $400 million delivered his own closing argument Tuesday, telling the jury his best weapon against the Crown's case is the truth.

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Only $400 million? That's pocket change to Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot! :)

Feb 11 15:44

Keystone pipeline clears Congress, sets up Obama veto

Congress gave final approval to the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, clearing the bill for President Obama, who has vowed a veto.

The House voted 270-152 to pass the bill, which had already passed the Senate late last month. Twenty-nine Democrats joined with all but one Republican in backing the pipeline in the House.

Keystone would bring oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, into the U.S. where it will be refined and then shipped.

Feb 11 15:33

Restore the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman’s theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Feb 11 14:47

Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government Blacks Out Story

Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades.

Feb 11 14:46

Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati: Restore The Use Of The Bank Of Canada Lawsuit Press Conference

Feb 11 14:44

BANK OF CANADA LAWSUIT Why Is Canada Borrowing Money at Interest From Private Banks Instead of Using BOC, As We Did Before 1974?

The Case To Reinstate The Bank Of Canada

Feb 11 13:59

Bank of Canada Semi-Secret Law Suit - Michael Rivero - Febuary 10, 2015

Feb 11 07:31

The Case to “Reinstate” the Bank of Canada

There is a very interesting legal case that is playing out in Canada at the moment. William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and COMER (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform: http://www.comer.org/) filed a lawsuit on December 12th, 2011, in Federal Court to try to force a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. In essence, they want the Bank of Canada to provide interest-free loans to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as provided for in the Bank of Canada Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is getting zero corporate media coverage. Canada's government has ordered the Canadian media to suppress this story and I am getting emails from Canadian readers that links to the story are blocked in Canada. A Google news search returns only this one article.

Feb 08 09:50

Canada criticized for ‘unconditional’ Israel support

A Palestinian civil society coalition has slammed Canada’s “unconditional” support for Israel, saying the Ottawa government is complicit in the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation and aggression against Palestinians.

Feb 07 07:50

Palestinians condemn Canada’s repression of boycott movement, free speech

The largest Palestinian civil society coalition has condemned Canada’s escalating “disinformation campaign and repressive measures against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.”

“Rather than seeking to hold Israel to account for its war crimes during the recent military assault on Gaza and its intensified colonization of the occupied West Bank,” the Canadian government “is further deepening its collaboration with Israel’s occupation and launching a shameful, propagandistic attack on free speech in the process,” Rafeef Ziadah, a member of the Boycott National Commitee (BNC) secretariat, said in statement.

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BOYCOTT CANADA! No more Hockey, no more maple sugar, no more terrible beer!

Feb 06 11:07

money is debt and slavery

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman's theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Feb 05 09:54

Lawyer Sues Bank of Canada - You won't believe what happens

Feb 05 07:26

The Case to "Reinstate" the Bank of Canada

There is a very interesting legal case that is playing out in Canada at the moment. William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and Comer (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform: http://www.comer.org/) filed a lawsuit on December 12th, 2011, in Federal Court to try to force a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. In essence, they want the Bank of Canada to provide interest-free loans to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as provided for in the Bank of Canada Act. This money would be used to finance public expenditures whenever there is a budgetary deficit. Apparently, the federal government used to borrow interest-free (to at least some extent) from the Bank of Canada up until 1974. At present, governments borrow all of the necessary money (apart from any bonds they may sell to the public) from private banks at the going rate of interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This case is worth keeping in the public eye, especially since I am getting emails from Canadian readers that links to these stories are being blocked in Canada.

The wealth of the private central bankers rests on a simple mechanism of taking control of a nation's currency and then issuing all of that currency as a loan at interest. This mechanism guarantees immense wealth to the bankers and perpetual debt-slavery to the people. Canada's Central Bank was created with the requirement that loans to the national, provincial and municipal government be made interest-free, but starting in 1974 the Bank of Canada abandoned that principle, reaping huge profits from the Canadian taxpayer for loaning money that like all private central bank money is created out of thin air. This lawsuit seeks to return the Bank of Canada to the original rules, and possibly repay the illegally collected interest. Because the Bank of Canada clearly and openly violated the rules, the courts have so far found for the plaintiffs. The Private Central Bankers are in a panic, not only because of the potential loss of money, but because this case is calling attention to how these private central banks, and other people in other nations are starting to ask why their own banks are not operated the same way so as to reduce the taxpayer burden.

Here in the United States, the question every taxpayer should be asking right now is why, when the Constitution authorizes the Federal Government to create and issue a debt-free currency, why that government persists in borrowing created-out-of-thin-air money from a privately-owned central bank at interest, plunging the people into hopelessly unpayable debt. The inevitable answer is always the greed of the Private Central Bankers aided by the complicity of hopelessly corrupt politicians.

Feb 05 07:03

"Race Traitor" Proves Governments Sponsor Terror

From 1988-1994 Canadian taxpayers
unwittingly funded a terrorist group.

The neo Nazi "Heritage Front" was financed by the Canadian Security
and Intelligence Service (CSIS) and led by its agent, Grant Bristow.

It was brought down by a gutsy 18-year-old street waif, Elisa Hategan.
"Race Traitor" is her story. The Canadian government and
Canadian publishers don't want you to hear it.

Feb 04 07:38

The Case to "Reinstate" the Bank of Canada

There is a very interesting legal case that is playing out in Canada at the moment. William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and Comer (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform: http://www.comer.org/) filed a lawsuit on December 12th, 2011, in Federal Court to try to force a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. In essence, they want the Bank of Canada to provide interest-free loans to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as provided for in the Bank of Canada Act, in order to finance public expenditures whenever there is a budgetary deficit. Apparently, the federal government used to borrow interest-free from the Bank of Canada up until 1974 (to at least some extent). At present, governments borrow all of the necessary money (apart from any bonds they may sell to the public) from private banks at the going rate of interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far, the courts have agreed with COMER, which is sending the private central bankers of the world into a panic.

Feb 03 16:04

HISTORICAL COURT RULING IN CANADA AGAINST PRIVATE CENTRAL BANKING

Court Demands Bank Of Canada return to it's original mandate issuing it's currency Debt free Harper Government orders MEDIA BLACKOUT of this case

Feb 03 11:15

Banking on serious reform

Why do Canadians allow private banks to profit off our public debt when the Bank of Canada is legislated to provide low- or no-interest loans for human capital and infrastructure spending? The Bank of Canada has not issued such loans since 1974, after it funded Canada out of the Great Depression, the Second World War, the infrastructure boom, universal health care, universities and colleges, CBC and more. Monday, three judges upheld the previous ruling of justiciability. The next step is to determine the statutes of the Bank of Canada Act and if they have been subverted by conspiracy.

The monopoly of private banks' exclusive privilege of lending money to governments will, for the second time in our history, soon be put on trial. The first time it was debated in the House of Commons, it led to the creation of the Bank of Canada. It's time to restore the Bank of Canada and jail the banksters.

Feb 03 09:17

Is Canada Terrorist Bill a Free Speech Killer? Michael Rivero - February 2, 2015

Feb 03 07:05

John Baird to resign- Good Riddance

Only one thing you need to know about John Baird- He concerned himself with Israeli interests to a vastly greater extent then he did with the concerns of the Canadian electorate.

Feb 02 10:47

update COMER VS BOC Jan 2015

Feb 02 10:33

Fracking likely linked to 4.4 magnitude quake in Fox Creek

Alberta's provincial energy regulator says a significant earthquake in northern Alberta was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing.

If fracturing is confirmed as the cause, scientists say, it will have been the largest earthquake ever to result from using the method.

Feb 02 09:25

Canadians sued the Bank of Canada and won.

Feb 02 07:38

Money talks, CBC bans journalists from making paid appearances

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been forced by growing public criticism into prohibiting its on-air employees from giving speeches -- that sometimes netted thousands of dollars per appearance — to corporations and industry groups.

Jan 30 10:47

Expect a full airing of the truth, said TRC Chair

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is promising a scathing – and sweeping - report on the federal government and Canadian society.

“Our work of truth telling and truth collecting was not easy. We had challenges throughout,” said TRC Chair Justice Murray Sinclair, at the Special Chiefs Assembly in December in Winnipeg. He said he expected this to be the last time he addressed the Assembly of First Nations since the TRC’s mandate ends July 1, 2015.

Sinclair singled out the federal government’s reticence in handing over documents that dealt with Indian residential schools as one of the TRC’s “significant challenges.” The result was three separate occasions in court, all of which ended with the TRC winning. Sinclair said four million documents, from a variety of sources, have been collected to date, and he expected that number to double.

Jan 30 10:11

Canada GDP shrinks on biggest factory drop in six years

The Canadian dollar plunged below 79 cents US today after data showed Canada’s gross domestic product contracted in November as manufacturing dropped the most since January 2009 and on declines in mining and oil and gas extraction.

Jan 30 08:21

Angry Man Threatens Students at University of Toronto Scarborough


On Thursday November 6, a 34 year-old man with no affiliation to the University of Toronto furiously entered the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union office after hours. He stole a poster that read WARNING: THIS UNIVERSITY PROFITS OFF ISRAELI APARTHEID AND OCCUPATION. All attempts to calm him down failed. After stealing the poster he drove off, recording the incident with his phone. Campus police filed a report and said to notify them if the man returns. After a couple of weeks we put up another sign. The man came back. He forced his way into the student union. We tried to calm him down and initiate dialogue. The man replied with, “I’ll rip your fucking throat out” and “I have twelve guys on standby ready”—implying that he or other people will be back. He shouted that he use to be a part of the “israeli” military and regularly killed “terrorists”.

Jan 30 07:48

CSIS to be given 'power to disrupt,' not arrest, in new anti-terror bill

The expected new powers would allow CSIS agents to obtain court orders to:

cancel plane or other travel reservations made by Canadians suspected of wanting to join the Islamic State or other extremists groups overseas;
block any financial transactions linked to suspected terrorist activity;
intercept shipments of Canadian-made equipment or material to Canadian individuals or groups that could be used in an attack;
switch, or make suspect equipment being shipped unusable as part of an on-going investigation.

Jan 29 11:56

9/11 Brainwashing Part 1

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the start of this video is a session of the Canadian Parliament in which the question is raised regarding Canadian troops in Iraq, and the other side immediately tries to distract from that question with "WE SUPPORT ISRAEL! YOU HATE ISRAEL!"

So, Canads's government has been subverted by Israel the same as the US.

Jan 29 09:46

Queen’s Park considering lower speed limits in cities and towns

Do you really want to know how the ‘rich’ get ‘richer’?

Well, you can plow through this long list at Mother Jones, or if you prefer, I’ll sum it up for you – in one word – DECEPTION.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has nothing to do with safety. Ontario is in a lot of debt, in part because of heavy subsidies to "green" projects like windmills that went nowhere. The lowered speed limits mean more traffic tickets!

Jan 29 09:44

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and leaked to journalists, showed much more oversight was needed over Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Jan 28 15:16

The Canadian court case the mainstream media will not cover

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman’s theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Jan 28 12:46

NAFTA probe of Alberta's tailings ponds blocked by Canada

Canada has blocked an investigation into Alberta's tailings ponds by NAFTA's environmental watchdog.

Representatives of the Canadian government, along with Mexico and the United States, on Tuesday passed a resolution behind closed doors to stop the Commission for Environmental Cooperation from looking into whether the federal government is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act.

Two environmental groups and three private citizens had asked the commission to investigate whether tailings ponds were leaking into nearby rivers and creeks in northern Alberta.

Jan 28 08:23

Canada - 60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency

Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program critics once denounced as "cash for citizenship."

Jan 28 08:23

CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents

Under Levitation, analysts with the electronic eavesdropping service can access information on about 10 to 15 million uploads and downloads of files from free websites each day, the document says.

Jan 27 15:44

Frm Canadian Minister Of Defense Talks About Banker Takeover of Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Money is supposed to serve the people, not people serve the money!

Jan 27 10:59

So much for Stephen Harper’s pledge that our troops in Iraq would be in a noncombat role: Editorial

So now we know. Canadian special forces in Iraq have been “painting” Islamic State targets for our CF-18 fighter-bombers. They’re been operating so close to the front lines that they have come under fire. And they have been shooting back.

That’s not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Parliament on Oct. 3 when he made the case for sending special forces. He insisted, four times, that they would have a “noncombat” role and that there would be “no ground combat mission.”

Jan 27 08:49

Del Mastro in court for sentencing

Former MP Dean Del Mastro is in Peterborough court this morning for sentencing on Elections Canada charges. He was found guilty last fall of overspending in the 2008 campaign and attempting to cover it up

Jan 26 09:52

New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two attacks by converts to Islam last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.

Harper said the new laws will be put before Parliament next Friday.

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Read the comments!

Jan 23 14:03

Messenger of the Gods

When people say they have no politics, it means that their politics aligns with the status quo. None of us are unbiased, none removed from the question of power. We are social creatures who absorb the outlook and opinions of those with whom we associate, and unconciously echo them. Objectivity is impossible.

The illusion of neutrality is one of the reasons for the rotten state of journalism, as those who might have been expected to hold power to account drift thoughtlessly into its arms. But until I came across the scandal currently erupting in Canada, I hadn’t understood just how quickly standards are falling.

Jan 23 13:47

Christopher Phillips's cottage was packed with chemicals, police say

Nova Scotia RCMP found unlabelled chemicals packed floor to ceiling in a cottage linked to biochemical weapons specialist Christopher Phillips, who made his first court appearance today on two charges – possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.

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Looks like a false-flag "terror" attack stumbled.

Jan 22 09:59

Const. Michael Chachula in Swift Current charged with drug trafficking

Michael Chachula, a constable with the RCMP in Swift Current, Sask., has been charged with trafficking cocaine and ecstasy and suspended from his job.

Police said Chachula, 31, was arrested in Swift Current on Monday and charged with two counts of trafficking.

“It is never easy to speak about investigations like these. It’s very disheartening that a serving police officer, sworn to uphold the law, is facing criminal charges. This is unacceptable and we understand the public expects more of us,” said Supt. Alfredo Bangloy, in a news release.

Jan 21 15:17

Christopher Phillips arrest: no hazardous materials found at Ottawa hotel

The RCMP issued an internal communication Tuesday about Christopher Phillips, who lives in the Halifax area, identifying him as an ex-military weapons specialist with possible mental-health issues and considered "anti-police," sources confirmed to CBC News.

A Canada-wide warrant had been issued for Phillips after a suspicious package containing hazardous chemicals was found in the garage of a home in Cole Harbour, N.S.

The RCMP communication said Phillips may have been in possession of two dangerous chemicals:

Osmium, a precious metal.
Osmium tetroxide, a highly poisonous and volatile chemical that can penetrate skin easily that should not be used without a fume hood.

Nova Scotia RCMP issued the warrant after receiving a call from Phillips's wife saying he was en route to Ottawa.

Jan 21 09:00

Christopher Phillips, ex-bio weapons specialist, arrested in Ottawa hotel scare

A man suspected of travelling from Nova Scotia with potentially hazardous chemicals and arrested at an Ottawa hotel was identified by the RCMP as a former military biochemical weapons specialist from the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did a planned false-flag bio-attack just stumble?

Jan 21 08:15

John Baird, Iranian minister invited to 'make or break' Syria talks in Davos

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has been invited to a high-level meeting this week about the future of Syria — one that could include his Iranian counterpart.

Jan 20 10:48

#JeSuisCanadien ~~ OY CANADA

Canada Post has reached a new low by issuing a postage stamp honouring the dishonourable!

Jan 20 10:29

Canadian soldiers get into firefight in Iraq

Canadian soldiers were visiting front-line positions with Iraqi forces when they came under mortar and machine-gun fire.

Jan 19 13:21

John Baird says Palestinians made 'huge mistake' pursuing Israel at international court

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reaffirmed Canada's opposition Monday to a Palestinian attempt to pursue war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

Speaking in Jerusalem, Baird said the Palestinians "made a huge mistake" by going to the ICC, an United Nations institution that Canada played a lead role in creating in the 1990s.

Jan 18 11:30

John Baird's convoy pelted with eggs in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian protesters in Ramallah have hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

Baird travelled to the West Bank city today to meet with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.

The protesters held signs reading: "Baird you are not welcome in Palestine."

Jan 17 11:57

Canada Human Rights Report: A Disturbing Tale

The comic image of Canada as the “great” defender of human rights does not hold water when it's a matter of First Nations' rights. It’s a disturbing tale.

Jan 17 10:02

Budget delay screams time to panic

Despite a slowing economy, massive layoffs, declining oil prices and general volatility, Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver would like Canadians to know that it is definitely not time to panic.

Unfortunately, even though that’s what he’s saying, almost everything Oliver is doing suggests panic has already taken root in Ottawa.

Jan 15 12:59

Sony Canada to close all Canadian stores within 2 months

Sony is closing all its stores in Canada over the next six to eight weeks, the company announces in a statement today.

In an interview with CBC News, a spokesman for Sony Canada said he couldn’t disclose why the stores were closing, or how many stores and jobs will be affected.

Jan 15 12:17

Canada disses Obama, postpones meeting with U.S. over Keystone pipeline: report

The White House confirmed Thursday that Canada has postponed the North American Leaders Summit scheduled for next month but would not say whether tension over the Keystone XL oil pipeline is the reason.

Jan 15 08:14

Target announces plans to exit Canadian market

Target Corp said Thursday it would shut down its Canadian operations, ending long-term speculation over the viability of the struggling business.

Target Canada has 133 stores and employs some 17,600 people. Target Corp said it would report $5.4 billion in pre-tax losses on discontinued operations in the fourth quarter.

Jan 15 07:20

Fatal Bathurst police shooting confounds local residents

Vienneau was inside his car when he was shot by plainclothes officers conducting an investigation. He had just gotten off a train from Montreal.

Police have declined to discuss the nature of that investigation.

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What has emerged is that Vienneau had just gotten off the train and was in his car ready to drive home when these men with guns ran up screaming at him to get out of the car. The police DID NOT IDENTIFY themselves as police, and Vienneau, apparently thinking these men with guns were criminals, panicked, locked his doors, and refused to move, whereupon the police shot and killed him. Tragically, Vienneau was not the man the police were looking for.

Jan 10 09:48

Poll of Canadians Finds Popular Support for Parliamentary Review of 9/11 Commission Report

45% Inclined to Believe Critics Who Say Collapse Was Caused by Explosives; Just 16% Inclined to Believe U.S. Government that Fires Caused Collapse

Jan 07 09:03

Woman choked, stripped, assaulted but RCMP didn't investigate

A Portage la Prairie, Man., RCMP constable took a complaint from a woman who was choked, beaten, stripped, and pushed out of a house naked by her boyfriend, but didn’t interview any witnesses and tried to convince her not to lay charges.

Const. Allan Poapst “did nothing to assist her or bring her attacker to justice,” according to disciplinary hearing documents obtained by CBC News.

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Sounds like the officer knew the attacker!

Jan 07 07:09

Dalhousie needs a public investigation into its dentistry crisis

Last month, news reports a group of fourth-year dental students had created a private Facebook group known as the "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen," and were posting comments promoting raping and drugging fellow female students exploded like a cluster bomb over the campus.

Jan 07 07:08

Ontario auditor breaks new ground with review of public-private partnerships

Lysyk's report found that the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) had cost Ontarians $8 billion more than they would have paid if the projects had been financed with traditional public funding.

Jan 06 08:18

CETA should have a GMO warning label on it in Europe

Genetically modified (GM) food is more strictly regulated in the European Union than it is in Canada or the United States. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will increase the risk of GM food entering Europe.

Jan 06 08:10

Harper won’t bet case of beer on World Juniors game because of ‘Russia’s aggression in Ukraine': PMO

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not bet a case of beer on Monday’s World Juniors gold medal game — ignoring a long-standing tradition that has seen him place a friendly wager with the leader of the opposing nation in high-profile hockey tilts.

But continuing that tradition for Monday’s much-anticipated final between Canada and Russia would have forced him to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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And guess who comes off looking like a spoiled brat from this one!

Dec 22 11:42

Terror hoax fears lead to arrest of Montreal man turned in by family

Authorities say he will face one charge related to the terrorism hoax section of the Criminal Code — causing reason to believe a terrorist activity could occur.

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Okay, so the family thinks he may be a terrorist and turns him in, only it turns out there is no evidence he is planning an actual terror attack but a protest, but he charged for the crime of making the police THINK he might be a terrorist!

Dec 22 07:14

Why Canada's Internet Keeps Getting More Expensive

A Canadian reddit poster claiming to be a Shaw employee—one of Canada’s premier telcos—with news about new internet rates created a stir online this week by posting what looked like advance details of upcoming rate plans.

The rate plans appeared to change the pricing schemes so that new customers would pay equal money for slower service. Existing customers, whose rates will be going up anyway, would be grandfathered on their old plans—with updated prices showing an obvious path for upsell to the new rate tiers.

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Selling you less for more; that's the new western business model!

Dec 21 08:33

How the CIA Launched the «Financial Pearl Harbor» Attacks on Russia and Venezuela

The net result of the CIA-inspired fracking operations, which the Saudis were warned not to pursue by petroleum engineers working for some foreign-based firms like Schlumberger, is that there will be an oil supply glut for the next 5 years. The glut will be followed by a reduction in Saudi oil production unless new oil fields are brought on line. There is now a major push by U.S. and Canadian oil companies to bring online the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the United States to offset the expected sharp rise in oil prices in four to five years. But with Canada suffering financially from the drop in oil revenues, the Keystone XL project is also on financially shaky ground.

Dec 20 09:00

Palestinians criticize Canada for boycotting meeting on Israeli settlements

The top Palestinian diplomat in Canada says the Harper government should not have boycotted a United Nations conference this week that harshly criticized Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Said Hamad says Canada should have joined other countries at a conference in Geneva examining the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs the rules of war and military occupation.

Some 126 countries of the 196 international parties to the convention adopted a resolution Wednesday saying Israel’s construction of settlements does not conform to its international legal obligations as an occupying power.

Along with Israel and the U.S., Canada boycotted the conference, another example of unwavering Conservative support of Israel — a position that has exposed deep differences with the majority of the United Nations.

Dec 20 08:48

Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada is introducing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.

Dec 18 08:10

Anti-marijuana ad's dubious claim a scary hit with parents

The assertion about lowered IQ is derived in part from a 2012 Duke University study of 38 heavy users of cannabis, but has since been challenged, notably by a British study of 2,612 young people which could find no such link.

A spokesperson for Health Canada, Eric Morrissette, cited other research published in 2012, known as the Dunedin Study, as the basis for the ad's assertion about reduced IQ.

But the House of Commons health committee reported in October that there are doubts about the Dunedin Study's conclusion. A key witness — Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia — told the committee in May that "substantial concerns have been raised in various publications" about the IQ claim.

Another committee witness warned MPs against using "scare tactics" in ads, which must rather focus on "accurate information," says the report of the committee, which recommended the government launch a public-awareness campaign.

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"We don't want the truth; we want what WORKS!"

Dec 18 07:53

Like Canada’s Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

An article published in August by The New Republic said “Harper’s antagonism toward climate-change experts in his government may sound familiar to Americans,” pointing to similar deeds done by the George W. Bush Administration. That article also said that “Bush’s replacement,” President Barack Obama, “has reversed course” in this area.

Society for Professional Journalists, the largest trade association for professional journalists in the U.S., disagrees with this conclusion.

Dec 18 07:25

Stephen Harper says RCMP training prepared him for Oct. 22 attack

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Read the comments. Nobody is buying Harper's bovine excrement!

Dec 17 12:41

Barack Obama thanks Canada for hosting Cuba-U.S. meetings

Dec 13 06:49

The Red Hand Coalition and the fight against austerity in Quebec

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, I talk with Joël Pedneault of the Red Hand Coalition, one of the main province-wide formations opposing austerity measures in Quebec, about the trajectory of resistance to those measures in recent years -- from before and through the student strike that brought down a government, to the lull in the year that followed, and into the resurgence that has just begun as a new Liberal government seeks once again to impose austerity on the province.

Dec 13 06:48

The Canadian torture state

Whipping with cables. Prolonged solitary confinement. Other unspeakable acts, committed against citizens with official blessing. Use of "information" gathered by torture considered legitimate.

No, no, I don't mean the Torture Report. I'm talking about Canada.

Let the other sordid drama play itself out in America. We've now learned more about "rectal feeding" (read: medically unjustified anal rape) than we ever wanted to know, and that's just for starters. Did the authorities raid every prison for the criminally insane to swell CIA ranks? Far worse, we're watching a desperate attempt to frame this whole series of vile acts as a period in (recent) history now thankfully ended. Don't you go believing that fairytale, now.

Dec 12 09:38

Premier Jim Prentice warns of consequences of low oil in State of the Province Address

In a nearly 45 minute speech in front of 700 people, Premier Jim Prentice gave his first State of the Province Address Tuesday.

Prentice began his speech at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce luncheon by acknowledging the fact oil has hit record lows lately, sitting around $63 a barrel Tuesday compared to just months ago when it was going for $100 a barrel.

“The economic viability, the sustainability, the strength of our energy industry in this province is not in question,” Prentice told the room.

“This is a price trough. This is a price trough, to be clear, of uncertain duration. Longer, I think, than many people realize,” he added.

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"But Canada's suffering is a small price to pay to GET THOSE @##$% RUSSIANS!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 11 09:12

FLASHBACK 2012 - UN report condemns Canada for complicity in torture of citizens detained abroad

The UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) [official website] released a report [text, PDF] on Friday finding that Canada was complicit in rights violations against three Canadians who were held prisoner in Syria, and against Omar Khadr, who is currently detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. All four of the detainees are Arab-Canadians who were detained post-9/11. The committee condemned Canada for refusing to apologize and give compensation to the individuals who were tortured in Syria, and recommended that the country do so immediately.

Dec 11 08:14

Canada Bill Would Legalize Euthanasia of People With Disabilities

Like I keep saying: Euthanasia/assisted suicide is not about terminal illness. It is ultimately about allowing anyone with more than a transitory desire to die to be killed–whether by a doctor, a lay suicide facilitator, or even, family and friends.

And here we go again! Canadian legislation would legalize active lethal-injection euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with disabilities. From S. 225

Dec 10 10:17

CIBC closes Concordia student's bank account because he's Iranian

Arash Khodadadi, a Montreal university student, has been forced by CIBC to close his chequing and savings accounts because he is from Iran.

The Canadian government has extensive economic sanctions against Iran, which are meant to pressure the country to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program.

However, some banks are applying those sanctions to ordinary people who come to Canada to work or study.

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