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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"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.

Dec 09 13:15

Stephen Harper’s “Northern Foundation”

Stephen Harper was a member of the ultra-right-wing Northern Foundation in 1989, Mr. Harrison documents that this was a group that had numerous Neo-Nazi skinheads as organizers, as well as a leadership that included a well-known white supremacist and anti-feminist crusader as a prominent leader that sought to take over the mass-media to enable the fulfillment of a right wing agenda. The Northern Foundation, with the support of corporate allies was able to get Mr. Harper elected in the first place by indeed, taking over the mass-media in Canada. This was done to shelter Mr. Harper from the kinds of critical journalism which had kept him out of power, in the first place. Corporate mass-media owners would seek to remake Mr. Harper and the Conservative Party from being ultra right, into a fabricated image of a non-threatening “moderately conservative” party.

Dec 07 08:41

Veterans Affairs: Managers reaped rewards after cuts

Veterans Affairs Canada managers made hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses for cutting costs as the department shed hundreds of jobs.

In 2011-12, the department paid $343,000 to 60 managers under what appears to be a new program for “Savings/Spending Targets.” No such bonuses were given out in previous years.

Dec 07 07:16

John Baird says Canada won’t join U.S. in airstrikes in Syria

Canada has no plans to follow its neighbour the United States in expanding airstrikes against the Islamic State group into Syria, the country’s top diplomat said Saturday during a visit to the Middle East.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign Minister John Baird said Canada has a responsibility to contribute to the U.S.-led bombing campaign in part because the Islamic State group has attracted Canadian fighters to its ranks. But he insisted that support would be confined to Iraq for now.

“At this time we’re focusing on our current mission . . . We’ll stick with Iraq,” he said at a security conference in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain.

Dec 05 09:02

5 Stories That Prove Police Are Just as Terrifying in Canada

. That police in Saskatoon would routinely take First Nation people picked up for being drunk and disorderly to the outskirts of town, often during the winter, and tell them to sober up on the walk home was common knowledge in the area. The act of doing that actually has a name. It's called a "Midnight Blue Tour" or "Starlight Tour", and that it was commonplace in Saskatoon was more like a legend at the time, but one based on the fact that, over the years, several First Nation people in Saskatoon turned up dead of hypothermia on the edge of town, for reasons that no one could ever really explain.

Dec 01 08:40

Gill Rosenberg, Canadian citizen, may have been captured by ISIS

"She's originally from White Rock, British Columbia," CBC's Briar Stewart reported from London today. "She went to the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she studied aviation.

"In 2006 she immigrated to Israel, where she later worked as a pilot with the army search and rescue unit.

"In 2009 … she was extradited to the United States, where she served time in prison for her part of an international phone scam. Now, after serving her time — it was just more than three years — she then went back to the Middle East, and obviously this fall she travelled … to Iraq to train with Kurdish fighters."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the CBC is pushing the fact that she is a Canadian woman, to serve the war agenda! Yet this article says she became an Israeli citizen, has a criminal record, and wanted to fight with the Kurds. This reeks of another setup to push the war propaganda.

Nov 25 07:19

Ottawa shooting: Federal security chiefs warned days before attack

A top-level federal memo warning of a potential "violent act of terrorism in Canada" was distributed by the prime minister's staff five days before last month's attack on Parliament Hill, according to a copy obtained by CBC News.

The memo was circulated on the evening of Friday, Oct. 17 — three days before the Oct. 20 hit-and-run attack in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., by Martin Couture-Rouleau and five days before the Oct. 22 shooting in Ottawa by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Nov 19 13:01

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline by One Vote

The U.S. Senate has narrowly rejected a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Nov 19 06:11

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel billed $950K US after giving birth in U.S.

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel gave birth nine weeks early while on holiday in Hawaii in November 2013. Her baby daughter had to be hospitalized.

"My water broke two days into our holiday," Huculak-Kimmel said. "I spent six weeks on bed rest and then baby Reece was delivered by emergency C-section on December 10th."

Reece had to stay in the hospital for just over two months. Huculak-Kimmel thought that her insurance would cover the almost $1 million US bill.

In the end, Blue Cross denied payment. In a letter to the family, a Blue Cross worker wrote, "We are unable to provide coverage for any medical expenses incurred for Ms. Huculak's baby" and "please note that Ms. Huculak's travel policy expired on Nov. 9, 2013."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CORRECTION: Pacific Blue Cross issued health insurance for the Canadian couple to travel outside Canada. They are not part of Canada's health system, which apparently stops at the border.

Nov 17 11:26

Why Quebec can't surf some major U.S. retailers' websites

Access to the websites of several large U.S.-based retailers have been blocked in Quebec because they did not comply with the province's language laws.

In recent weeks, retailers including Williams-Sonoma, Urban Outfitters, and Club Monaco blocked access in Quebec to parts of their retail websites.

Nov 15 10:18

Canada's yappy dog barks at Putin

Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to "get out of Ukraine" in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia.

Harper's spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders' retreat on Saturday morning when Putin approached and extended his hand.

MacDonald said Harper told Putin: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine."

Nov 15 06:31

Youtube removes ITCCS historic postings detailing complicity of Harper cabinet minister Denis Lebel in Ninth Circle cult, and of child killing at elite Vancouver Club

Crucial evidence from the ITCCS exposing child trafficking and Ninth Circle rituals in Canada was removed yesterday by youtube without explanation.

The postings consisted of first hand evidence shared in interviews with Kevin Annett, the North American Field Secretary of the ITCCS. The evidence included the names of prominent church, judicial and government members of the Ninth Circle in Canada, and of a west coast child trafficking and cult sacrificial group known as the Twelve Mile Club.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 11 09:09

Petrodollar Panic? China Signs Currency Swap Deal With Qatar & Canada

The march of global de-dollarization continues. In the last few days, China has signed direct currency agreements with Canada becoming North America's first offshore RMB hub, which CBC reports analysts suggest "could double maybe even triple the level of Canadian trade between Canada and China," impacting the need for Dollars.But that is not the week's biggest Petrodollar precariousness news, as The Examiner reports, a new chink in the petrodollar system was forged as China signed an agreement with Qatar to begin direct currency swaps between the two nations using the Yuan, and establishing the foundation for new direct trade with the OPEC nation in the very heart of the petrodollar system.

Nov 10 09:59

Canada joins global financial powerhouses with gain of yuan trading hub

An agreement to make Canada a trading hub for the renminbi shows China’s quest to make the currency a global reserve continues at full speed.

Nov 10 09:37

Canada’s False Flag Terror: Fingerprints of U.S. Involvement

The context was within the intensification of the so-called “global war on terror” and in concert with the pro-military Stephen Harper government’s deployment of warplanes supposedly fighting “the terrorists” of the suddenly-emerging “Islamic State.” The first bombing sorties of Canadian F-18s took place hours after the violent acts of supposed “homegrown” and “self-radicalized” supporters of “Islamic jihad.”

Nov 07 09:36

CONTRADICTION EXTRAORDINAIRE ~~ FASCISM STILL ILLEGAL IN ISRAEL

The following news item in today’s ziopress came as a pleasant surprise. Despite Israel’s apparent move to the far right, kahane and company are still considered illegal here, unlike in Canada.

Hopefully this trend will continue and Democracy and sanity establishes themselves here one day soon.

Nov 06 09:42

122 birds died after landing on 3 northern Alberta tailings ponds

The Alberta Energy Regulator says 122 waterfowl died on tailings ponds operated by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Syncrude and Suncor in the northern Alberta Oilsands.

CNRL has found 60 birds so far at the Horizon site. Syncrude had to euthanize 30 birds that landed on a pond at the Mildred Lake site.

The Alberta Energy Regulator has sent investigators to ensure wildlife deterrents were working properly at the time. The regulator believes weather may have been a factor in the birds' deaths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure. The weather. Right. Sure.

Nov 06 06:27

CBCNews.ca readers to Stephen Poloz on unpaid work: 'You first'

After Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz suggested that jobless university graduates struggling to find work should acquire more experience by working for free, the CBC Community invited Poloz to try it himself.

Nov 05 14:43

TERRORISM IS LEGAL IN CANADA

The JDL is a Kahanist organization that has been banned in Israel and the United States as a terrorist group. Its Canadian branch has been implicated in a long line of vigilante violence and fear-mongering. The fact that such a piece of dreck can solicit in a respectable Jewish establishment should make us sick to our collective stomachs.

But it doesn’t. That’s because the North American Jewish community, like its Christian and atheist counterpart, is infected with the scourge of Islamophobia. I define Islamophobia in the same way I define anti-Semitism: the delegitimization of a faith and the propagation of stereotypes and prejudice against its adherents. And it is endemic in our community.

Nov 05 10:00

WHO asks Canada to justify Ebola visa ban

The World Health Organization has asked Canada to justify its decision to limit travel to this country from the West African countries combating Ebola.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How's this for starters?

Nov 05 08:00

BoC governor tells jobless youth living in folks’ basements to work for free

Advocates for young workers took Stephen Poloz to task Tuesday after the Bank of Canada governor recommended that jobless university graduates beef up their resumes by working for free.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will certainly help the bottom line of businesses that employ (and abuse) these college educated slaves, but is actually bad for the overall economy as these free workers have no money to pump back into the economy right alongside the former paid workers whose jobs they now occupy.

Nov 04 08:31

Ebola Travel Bans Buy Only Time, Not Safety

Last week Canada stopped issuing visas to travelers from the three West African countries battling Ebola, echoing a decision Australia made days earlier. The new policies are the biggest travel restrictions yet from wealthy countries. They are intended to keep the virus from spreading, and they probably won’t work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Buying time is critical, to get ahead of the infection chains.

Nov 04 07:45

EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of military vehicles to be erected as Afghan war monuments

Global News has learned the Canadian government is about to unveil a memorial program to honour veterans of the war in Afghanistan, installing light armoured vehicles, or LAVs, at monuments across the country.

Nov 03 08:53

Anti-austerity protest in Montreal draws tens of thousands

Over 10,000 people took to the streets in downtown Montreal on Friday to voice their displeasure at the provincial government’s austerity plan.

Nov 03 08:52

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Two CF-18 fighter jets attacked targets in the vicinity of Fallujah, a statement from Defence Minister Rob Nicholson’s office said.

Nov 03 08:33

Canada red-faced after doctored space equipment image appears on govt websites

The Canadian government has had to urgently remove from its agencies’ websites a photo of Canadarm2, its contribution to space exploration, after it was discovered that the country’s name and its flag had been airbrushed on space equipment.

The original picture was taken during a spacewalk in 2005 and shows astronaut Stephen Robinson. However, there is no logo on the photo of the Canadarm2. Yet in the doctored version, the name Canada is written on the piece of equipment, with the maple leaf flag painted above the final A.

"The tactic of fairly ham-fisted airbrushing used here seems more reminiscent of North Korean propaganda posters than of Western democracies' typical PR efforts," Kenneth Cukier said, writing on a blog for the Economist, after he had come across the photo by chance.

Oct 31 12:35

Ex-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, once a political pit bull who defended his party from partisan claims of dirty electoral tricks, has been found guilty of exceeding spending limits during the federal campaign in 2008.

Del Mastro was also convicted of failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 to his own campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified document. He was found guilty on a fourth charge, but that charge was stayed.

The now-Independent MP, a former parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, now faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, as well as the prospect of losing his House of Commons seat.

Oct 31 07:52

The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada

The unrest is palpable. In First Nations across Canada, word is spreading of a historic court ruling recognizing Indigenous land rights. And the murmurs are turning to action: an eviction notice issued to a railway company in British Columbia; a park occupied in Vancouver; lawsuits launched against the Enbridge tar sands pipeline; a government deal reconsidered by Ontario Algonquins; and sovereignty declared by the Atikamekw in Quebec.

These First Nations have been emboldened by this summer’s Supreme Court of Canada William decision, which recognized the aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot’in nation to 1,750 sq km of their land in central British Columbia – not outright ownership, but the right to use and manage the land and to reap its economic benefits.

Oct 30 12:01

Ontario school asks kids not to wear costumes for Halloween

Oct 30 11:24

Surveillance of social movement groups increases under Harper government

The Council of Canadians is concerned by the increasing pattern of surveillance under the Harper government of social movement groups, including our own organization.

In June, we denounced the Harper government's order to federal departments to monitor all political demonstrations across the country. The Government Operations Centre is "compiling a list of all known demonstrations" that has included protests against fracking, a healing dance, a prayer ceremony and a fundraiser. More on this at Government Operations Centre to monitor all protests.

Oct 29 10:18

Canadians stand up to Islamophobe in social experiment that ends with punch

The "racist" character in the video asks the "Muslim" character to step out of a line of people waiting for a bus, accusing him of being a terrorist threat. None of the bystanders in the video support the "Islamophobic" actor. One man emphatically rejects the diatribe, pointing out that Canadians can’t blame all Muslims for the violent action of fanatics.

"You know what? You can’t stereotype and judge people by their clothes," the man says in the video.

Another man gets so aggravated that he punches the heckling actor in the face, giving him a bloody nose.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Canadian people!

Oct 28 06:59

Canada stands to lose plenty in European free trade deal

Just as the Ottawa celebrations were beginning, a German cabinet minister announced that Germany wouldn't sign the deal unless the clause that allowed companies to sue governments was deleted. This key issue had previously been the lost cause of leftist researchers. No more.

Oct 28 06:57

Canada criminalizes criticism of Israel: Analyst

The pro-Israel Canadian government is modifying the country’s criminal code to ban any criticism of the Zionist regime for atrocities against Palestinians, an analyst says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everyone can see it!

Oct 28 06:45

Ron Paul Warns of Blowback from Canada Turning Militaristic!

Oct 27 11:07

Anonymous Photos Taken 15 Minutes Prior to Ottawa Shooting

“I’m a legislative assistant, Here is the view outside my office at 9:30 AM, (about 15 minutes before the ‘crazed’ gunman). Just a shit ton of cops hanging out by west block for no reason.”

“I know two things they aren’t telling the press/public. Hopefully, you dipshits will take this seriously because my career is on the line.”

“If you see/hear that a legislative assistant died, had an accident, committed suicide whatever I’d like to say for the record that I’ve never wanted to kill myself. I take my job serious, but I ask honest questions.”

“Wednesday’s there are events hosted at parliament, and security is slack. There was no need for all these police at parliament this morning pre-shooting incident. Nobody (pm and opposition leaders excluded) of great significance was scheduled for today.”

Oct 27 09:57

Canada criminalizes criticism of Israel: Analyst

The pro-Israel Canadian government is modifying the country’s criminal code to ban any criticism of the Zionist regime for atrocities against Palestinians, an analyst says.

In a column for Press TV website, Brandon Martinez has analyzed the proposed cyber-bullying law (Bill C-13) by the administration of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“The Zionist ruling clique of Canada, through their front-man Stephen Harper, is seeking to beef up the already-existing Orwellian ‘hate propaganda’ law, which has been primarily used to curtail criticism of Zionists and Israel,” wrote Martinez.

Oct 27 07:35

New report documents federal clampdown on scientists' freedom of expression

In February 2012, the scientific journal Nature published an editorial opinion piece, Frozen Out, calling on the Canadian government to reform policies that restrict media access to federal scientists. This followed numerous stories documenting delays and confusion in how different federal departments respond to requests for media interviews on scientific matters.

How has the Harper government reacted? A new report, Can Scientists Speak, finds that federal media policies remain far more restrictive than those in the United States, and gives low to failing grades to nearly all 16 departments that employ scientists.

Oct 27 07:22

Parliament Buildings surrounded by police 15 minutes before the shooting started

Oct 26 07:38

Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, says mother

The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes, he would have had a wonderful time in Saudi Arabia with a $160 a day heroin and crack cocaine habit! The story makes no sense, even if it were not changing by the day!

Oct 25 09:45

FALSE FLAG: Ottawa Shooting Attack Reveals Evidence of ‘October Drill’

In Ottawa, on Wednesday, October 23rd, we were told that there was a shooting attack on the National War Memorial resulting in the death of soldier Nathan Crillo, followed by multiple shots at Centre Block in the government complex at Parliament Hill – but is that really the entire story?

A number of evidence points have emerged which we will cover – that there was in fact a security services and law enforcement drill (see ‘When Live Drills Go Dark’, below), taking place around the time of this bizarre shooting event in Canada.

Oct 24 10:47

Suspected killer in Ottawa shootings expressed hatred for soldiers

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier in Ottawa, spent $160 a day on heroin and hated Canadian and American soldiers, according to a man who got to know him in Ottawa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

$160 a day on heroin? Doesn't sound like much of a Muslim to me!

Oct 24 05:07

Alleged gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had long list of run-ins with the law

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old Canadian identified as the shooter by a Canadian security source, has had run-ins with the law from B.C. to Quebec dating back to 2001, according to court records obtained by the Star.

Zehaf-Bibeau’s Quebec criminal record includes 11 charges.

Oct 24 05:06

No connection between Ottawa gunman and Quebec attacker, RCMP say

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says there's no evidence of a link between Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau, who ran down two Canadian soldiers in Quebec on Monday.

Oct 23 14:32

Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization

Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.

Last week, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) publicized the results of the polling done in September in which:

70 per cent of respondents agreed that: “allowing a few people to profit from services meant for all of us weakens our country's principles and core values of caring and sharing."
82 per cent agreed that “when private companies get contracts to provide government programs, the public loses control over services people depend on.”

Oct 23 10:04

Revealed: Muslim convert who shot dead Canadian soldier is the 'privately-educated son of country's immigration chief, had his passport revoked and has 'links to Syrian terrorist'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo - a 24-year-old father standing guard at Ottawa's War Memorial, was a petty criminal and the son of a leading Canadian immigration official, it has been revealed.

Born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, just north of Montreal, the young man lived a quiet childhood of private schools and suburban homes, with a mother who was a high ranking federal employee.

Then, after years of run-ins with the law, he converted to Islam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "terrorist" story is starting to devolve into another spoiled rich kid gone wrong soap opera!

Oct 23 09:47

Making Sense of Ottawa Shooting

If Bibeau was working for ISIS,
and ISIS is Western-backed,
then this indeed was a false flag.

Oct 23 07:05

Canada Shooter Media Hoax: FOX News says ‘It’s Terrorism, It’s ISIS’

Bizarrely, dozens of various Canadian armed police could be seen all Wednesday during US news coverage, running in various directions, drawing weapons, etc. A number of armed officers outside the building could be seen laughing and joking even as they drew their weapons. Others appeared to be posing for the news crew cameras. In one shot, two officers pointed their guns in unison up at the building across the street – then taking cover behind a police vehicle – while the officer behind them is casually leaning up against a wall. These scenes could be an indicator that the Ottawa shooting was staged and part of a major terror drill gone live – apparently.

Oct 22 15:05

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau photo: Canadian Islam convert identified as suspect in Parliamant shooting

Zehaf-Bibeau is a Canadian native born in 1982. So far, no motive has been linked to the attack.

Canadian police are investigating Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after two U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. One of the officials said that the man was from Quebec.

The gunman was reportedly dressed in all black and had a scarf over his face.

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Oct 22 14:16

FLASHBACK 2010 - Parliament Hill Mounties to get machine guns

RCMP officers who guard Parliament Hill are being equipped with submachine guns to give them more stopping power should a gunman attack the heart of Canada's government.

Security, which has already been significantly beefed up after a high-profile breach last December, will get another boost in the coming months when Mounties patrolling the Hill get the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine-gun.

Oct 22 13:43

Canadian jihadi says Israeli Jews welcome in ISIS

A Canadian jihadist currently fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) in Syria said that he thinks Israeli-born Jews would be accepted to join the radical group provided they convert to Islam.

The jihadist, who goes by the surname Abu Khalid Al-Kanadi ("Abu Khalid the Canadian") made the comment earlier this week via the social media website ask.fm.

Al-Kanadi, who converted in 2010, responded to several other questions on the site and noted that he was born into a Canadian family but that it was easy for him to leave to go to Syria.

"They reacted mainly with confusion, not understanding why someone would leave Canada to go to a land of war," he wrote.

When asked on the website whether he would be willing to speak to a journalist, Al-Kanadi said that "journalists are responsible for the spreading of lies against the Islamic State. Is this journalist seeking to spread the message of the media outlets of the Jews, Christians, Apostates, and Hypocrites?"

Oct 22 12:17

Censorship: RCMP Asks Public Not to Post Photos, Videos of Ottawa Shooting

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police asked the public not to post videos or photos relating to this morning’s shooting in Ottawa, Canada, as it was occurring, raising fears that officials were trying to censor news on the shooting near Canada’s Parliament.

Oct 22 11:21

Shootings leave suspect and soldier dead as police sweep Ottawa – live updates

One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.

Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.

This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.

Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues. If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.

Oct 22 09:04

Shooting locks down Canadian parliament; one suspect reported dead

A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.

CBC TV said that a suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building. It was not clear if he was acting alone.

Ottawa police said they were actively looking for one or more suspects.

Oct 22 08:42

Terror grips Canada: Soldier shot, gunman reportedly storms Parliament

A Canadian soldier was shot at the Ottawa National War Memorial Wednesday, and a gunman reportedly fled into the nation’s Parliament building, raising fears the attacks could be part of “lone wolf” campaigns being carried out by Islamic extremists.

A member of the Canadian parliament, Bernard Trottier, tweeted that a gunman had been shot and killed. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire inside Parliament Hill, which is under lockdown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is now claiming there are multiple gunmen at large.

Oct 22 08:40

Quebec attacker gave no hint of deadly plan, say RCMP, family, friends

Martin Couture-Rouleau, the self-radicalized suspect behind the hit-and-run ambush that killed a Canadian soldier, was under RCMP watch as a potential security threat for nearly five months, had his passport yanked, and had met with police as recently as Oct. 9.

But the RCMP, family and friends say although he had become angry and extremist in his views, Couture-Rouleau gave no sign he was preparing an attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This stunt, together with today's shooting at the Canadian Parliament, suggests a false-flag is underway by the Harper government to get Canadians all hot and bothered to go kill Muslims.

Oct 22 08:20

Remains of 4 infants discovered stuffed in a locker in Canada

The remains of what appear to be three or four infants were discovered decomposing in a U-Haul storage locker by police officers on Monday in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to the police department. "The investigation is in its early stages and we are speaking with a number of individuals and are unable to comment further at this time," said the department spokesperson Constable Eric Hofley. "Autopsies will be scheduled, but we have no comments at this time," he added..

Oct 22 08:01

Soldier shot at war memorial near Canadian Parliament building

A man with a rifle has shot a soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, just steps away from the Canadian Parliament building, according to media reports.

Police told CBC that the shooter is not yet in custody.

There are also reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament, according to The Associated Press. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been taken to safety, Canada.com reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like a false-flag in the making, coming as it does right after the hit-and-run ascribed to a "radicalized" driver.

Oct 22 07:26

Shots fired near Canada parliament

Multiple shots have been fired at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, just steps from the nation's parliament.

Witnesses reported seeing a man running toward the government buildings, which have been placed on lockdown.

A soldier has been wounded in the attack, Canadian media report.

The incident comes amid the nation's raising of its terror threat level from low to medium, after a Muslim convert was killed by Quebec police after hitting two soldiers with his car.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is reporting that shots have been fired inside the Canadian Parliament building. False-flag in play?

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Oct 22 07:06

Demonizing those Canada calls 'radicalized'

Given the Fourth Estate's role as stenographer to power, it is unsurprising that the many articles asking "why" young people are attracted to overseas adventures are all playing into the same "blame Islam" game that results in horrible "jihad" headlines, increased fear, and suspicion of anyone who does not look like the CBC's Peter Whitemansbridge.

Like similar moral panics that have framed particular groups as the new internal enemy, young people both idealist and alienated now fit the focus of terror suspect, especially if they are Muslim and plan to travel overseas to visit relatives, learn Arabic, or just backpack around. Yet despite all the hyped-up chatter, no one has produced any evidence to show a threat exists to Canada and Canadians from the small number who have joined up in battling the Assad regime in Syria or worked with ISIS.

Oct 21 06:51

Canadian soldier struck by 'radicalized' driver in Quebec dies

The soldier’s identity and age have yet to be released. However, the soldier was one of two Canadian Forces members who was struck by a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in what is being described as a possible terror attack, CTV’s Montreal Bureau Chief Genevieve Beauchemin reported early Tuesday.

The man who allegedly struck the two was killed after a police chase. He had become “radicalized” and was known to federal authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a pretty far reach to claim a hit-and-run traffic accident is an "act of terror", even for Israel butt-boy Harper!

Oct 18 08:27

Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.

In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them.

The researchers say they believe that limited airborne transmission might be contributing to the spread of the disease in some parts of Africa.

They are concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the lethal infection.

Oct 17 06:32

Canada to boost spy agency powers citing terror threat

Before we were spying on people for the fun of it to know everything about you, and use it against you, but NOW WE ARE SPYING TO PROTECT YOU ... REALLY...NOT LYING LIKE BEFORE ...WE MEAN IT... YOU GOT TO BELIEVE US ...

Oct 16 05:51

Airborne spread of Ebola "strongly suspected" by Canadian health care workers

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever: Update for Clinicians and it's prior versions said that nosocomial transmission may occur "by aerosols." This information is consistent with the posted Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) "Ebola Virus Pathogen Safety Data Sheet," which says "...airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected"

In the statement, Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa's medical officer of health, emphasized that "Ebola virus disease spreads only through direct contact with infected bodily fluids." But the head of the Ontario Nurses Association said there is no consensus on whether or not Ebola can spread through the air. Linda Haslam-Stroud argued that someone could inhale tiny airborne particles if exposed to them long enough in an enclosed space.

"Aerosol transmission has not been ruled out and this is the fundamental disagreement that we're having right now with the government and we're working with the government to try to resolve," she said. "Ebola has a lot of unknowns to it."

Oct 14 09:54

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.

The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.

“The Canadian vaccine provides great hope and promise because it has shown to be 100% effective in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus when tested on animals,” she said.

Oct 13 12:20

Ebola-like symptoms seen in 2 people isolated in Ottawa, Belleville

Two people with Ebola-like symptoms are in isolation after showing up separately at hospitals in Ottawa and Belleville, Ont.

One patient arrived at The Ottawa Hospital's General campus on Sunday and was immediately placed in isolation, Ottawa Public Health confirmed to CBC News on Monday.

The patient had recently visited a West African country where Ebola has been reported.

Samples from the patient have been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for testing, and results are expected Monday evening.

Oct 11 07:57

Ottawa urging Canadians in three Ebola-ravaged West African countries to leave

Ottawa is urging any Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to leave the Ebola-ravaged countries while they still can, warning that the government cannot guarantee it would be able to evacuate expatriates who fall ill in West Africa.

Oct 10 06:39

Last year Saudi Arabia, Canada's ally against ISIS, beheaded more than 79 people

The barbarity of those beheadings combined with the online availability of ISIS's videos has made this war an easy sell for the U.S. and Canadian governments.

There is another group in the Middle East that uses beheadings as a preferred method of execution. That is the government of Saudi Arabia.

Canada is entering this latest war in the Middle East as part of a U.S.-led coalition of which Saudi Arabia is a member.

Oct 08 11:45

RED ALERT! Health Agency of Canada Caught Removing Ebola 'Airborne' Info!

Oct 08 07:41

Canada at war: Vote to launch combat mission against ISIS passes 157-134 in House of Commons

Canada is again at war.

One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Tuesday to join the war in Iraq, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Canadian CF-18s to embark on airstrikes in the Middle East.

After two days of debate, the motion to launch a combat mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) passed 157-134.

Oct 08 07:15

Toxic exports allowed: EU drops labeling of Canadian tar sands as highly polluting

The European Commission has proposed a directive that abandons obligatory labeling of tar sands oil as highly polluting, opening way for Canada's sands crude imports and drawing criticism for putting oil producers' interests above the environment.

Oct 07 07:32

John Baird announces $10 million in aid for ISIS victims as debate on combat mission in Iraq kicks off

The foreign affairs minister is promising $10 million in targeted support for victims of the ongoing conflict in Iraq as the House of Commons debates whether to send Canadian fighter jets as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just how much aid did the victim's of Canada's Residential Schools get?

Oct 03 08:02

Patient being tested for Ebola, other illnesses at Toronto hospital

A patient hospitalized at Toronto General Hospital with a fever is in isolation and is being tested for Ebola as a precautionary measure, health officials confirmed on Thursday.

Oct 02 10:15

Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.

“What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October,” noted the company’s Twitter spokesperson. “Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals.”

When Future Money Trends, a follower of the page, asked what they meant by this statement, Goldenstate Fire/EMS responded with a shocking revelation.

“DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now this is up in Canada and it may be that Canada understands this is going to be a crippling winter and wants to be ready.

Oct 01 14:46

FLASHBACK AUGUST - CDC Now Confirms Concerns of Airborne Transmission of Ebola

Sep 29 07:40

Canada won’t accept Palestinian refugees displaced by controversial Israeli settlements: Immigration minister

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Sunday Canada will not get involved in resettling Palestinian refugees displaced by the expansion of controversial Israeli settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see what happens when those Palestinian refugees starting crossing into America over that Mexican border! :)

Sep 29 07:33

Cuba must send home Canadian entrepreneur, MP says

A Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges should be sent back home, said a Toronto-area MP who called the conviction a “travesty of justice.”

Sep 25 07:20

Pitfalls of yet another U.S. war on Muslims: Siddiqui

There’s no eliminating the Islamic State without fixing Iraq and without removing Bashar Assad in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there you have it. ISIS was just a manufactured excuse. The goal of these attacks, as has been the coal of three years of covert attempts at overthrow, is kicking Assad out of Syria and replacing him with a puppet regime.

Apr 05 06:44

Onward global army ... maybe sooner than later?

The beauty, in the eyes of some, is that when things get really bad for the general population and more and more uprisings occur, an international army will better be able to step in and do crowd control (you know, keeping the peace) than a local army would, local soldiers being possibly reluctant to shoot real bullets at their own people. That may also be one of the reasons for the partnership with the US Northern Command - so that US troops could step in to put down a Canadian uprising, and vice versa.

Last, but still worth considering: maybe recruitment centres won't be needed if a draft is imposed, which of course would only occur if the predicted WWIII is not just a conspiracy fantasy.

I'm also getting the feeling our economy is going to tank (further), which means there will be lots of unemployed youth with no place to go but the military.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 11:16

Tories’ economic reputation shot to pieces by fighter jets (i.e F-35s)

The Auditor-General’s damning indictment of deception and mismanagement over the F-35 fighter-jet program not only damages the Conservatives’ reputation for probity, it also discredits their extreme rhetoric against the opposition. Because the opposition was right.

Stephen Harper has now moved swiftly to place the procurement on a sounder footing. But the revelations of false estimates and suppressed information, coming only days after an austerity budget, could tarnish the Conservative brand like nothing that has come before.

Dec 11 07:14

DiManno: New tape backs up protester’s beating allegation

The outward evidence is fairly clear on a piece of footage given to the Star this week.

Those images — a handcuffed Nobody being led out of camera range by uniformed officers, in the process of being arrested last June 26, not a drop of blood on him — support the 27-year-old’s formal complaint that he was immediately afterwards subjected to another vicious beating by a couple of plainclothes detectives behind two parked police vans.

After this second purported assault, Nobody’s face was left bloodied, he says, his cheekbone shattered.

Within a week, he would undergo surgery to repair the damage.

Dec 11 06:20

Wake up: Arbitrary rule is all around us

In the case of one man who was arrested, and sustained a fracture below his right eye, the SIU determined that the police used excessive force. But the badge number on the man's arrest sheet did not correspond to the assigned badge number of any Toronto police officer. Even Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has acknowledged that up to 90 officers were not wearing their name-tags during the summit weekend. He says he will discipline the officers who chose to make themselves unidentifiable, but they are not being charged with an offence.

The only conclusion we can reasonably draw is that a large number of officers were out of control during the policing of the summit. Because the police won't come forward to testify against their fellow officers, the cover up works. Officers who assault people on the street, even when the assaults are videoed, get away with it because follow officers won't say a word against them. When the police act more like a gang of thugs than like professionals who uphold a set of standards, they become untrustworthy, a force that neither serves nor protects.

Dec 11 06:16

Police made mistakes in G20 tactics, chief admits for first time

The corralling of 250 people at Queen and Spadina Streets for hours in torrential rain at the end of Toronto’s G20 summit remains a flashpoint in a weekend that saw the largest mass arrests in Canadian history.

In the face of an onslaught of complaints, lawsuits and inquiries, Toronto police Chief Bill Blair on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that he made mistakes that night.

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