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Mar 07 12:45

Trade War Deepens: China Bans Canadian Canola Shipments Amid Soaring Diplomatic Tensions

Canada's largest grain processor said Tuesday that Beijing has canceled its registration to ship canola seed to China, fueled by the arrest of a top executive for the Chinese tech giant Huawei, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The move suggests that rising diplomatic tensions between China and Canada are damaging commerce between the two countries. Tensions have already crushed hopes that senior officials in Ottawa and Beijing would develop further trade ties.

Mar 07 11:19

The Face of Communism Close to Home

Admittedly the taxi driver's remarks were prejudiced but prejudice is another word for experience. Even a Sikh immigrant knows what he knows. He has a right to express his opinion, whether or not he is correct. If ignorance were a crime, we'd all be in jail.

If they had passed a church and the driver made a disparaging remark about priest-paedophiles, do you think he would have been reported? "Tolerance" is totally selective, a weapon of political coercion.

The banker-controlled government and the CBC are imposing First Nations interests and identity on the country as a way of undermining national identity. This is a globalist agenda and has nothing to do with tolerance and fairness.

We believe in free speech and free inquiry. We do not believe in thought crimes.

Mar 07 07:36

Dangerous sinkholes in British Columbia, Canada, trigger local state of emergency and 14 home evacuations on the Sunshine Coast

Residents of 14 ocean-view homes on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast have been ordered to leave after an engineering report found that nearby sinkholes are putting them at risk.As of 1 p.m. Friday, District of Sechelt declared a local state of emergency for the Seawatch neighbourhood perched above the west side of Sechelt Inlet north of Vancouver.

Mar 07 07:35

Fourteen ‘dream’ homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.

Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family heirlooms as a series of sinkholes threatened to destroy their dream retirement home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.

The Lathams are among 14 families in an upscale seaside neighbourhood in Sechelt preparing to obey an evacuation order and they said they didn’t know if they would be allowed to return.

Mar 07 07:34

"Ghastly" Vancouver Home Sales Crash By 33%, Lowest Since 1985

On Monday, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported February results that could be classified as ghastly, with residential home sales plummeting 32.8% year-over-year to 1,484 units. That’s the lowest February sales total since 1985 and 42.5% below the 10-year average.

Mar 06 12:02

Canada Shows Us The Endgame Of Transgender Extremism

A father in British Columbia grew concerned over his 13-year-old daughter’s desire to be a boy. Counselors at school had apparently suggested that the girl (called “Maxine” in this article) start taking testosterone so she could begin to develop a more masculine appearance. The father “expressed concerns” (the mother was apparently okay with it, though why they weren’t both simply horrified is a mystery), but the government stepped in. And now the Supreme Court of Briitish Columbia has issued a ruling in favor of the child and imposing restrictions on the parents.

Mar 06 11:14

Gigantic 2,789-square meter snow maze that took 12 workers three weeks to build in -30F temperatures in Canada officially breaks the record for the biggest in the world

A Canadian man has broken the world record for the largest snow maze on Earth - with the help of 300 semi-trucks and just over 4000 tonnes of man-made powder.

Clint Masse's incredible creation measured in at a staggering 2,789.114 square meters when the Guinness World Records visited Manitoba, in Canada last month. It eclipsed the previous record by over 1000 sq ft.

Masse has been crafting corn mazes on his farm in St. Adolphe for two decades, but after a difficult harvest last year, the father of two came up with a unorthodox idea to turn his family's fortunes around.

'In October 2018, we had some of the worst weather we've ever had,' Masse told Dailymail.com. 'Then one of our staff showed us the current Guinness World Record for a snow maze, and we thought about it and said: "You know, it's going to be a tonne of work - but it's doable."'

Mar 06 08:43

Google to kill political ads ahead of upcoming election

Google has revealed plans to ban politically-driven advertising on its platforms ahead of the next Canadian federal election in response to fears of voter manipulation, propaganda, and fake news.

As reported by the Globe and Mail, Alphabet's Google has made the decision to issue a temporary outright ban due to Bill C-76, an amendment to Canada's Election Bill.

Mar 05 11:32

Ontario police find meth smuggled into Canada through new Ford cars built in Mexico

A notorious Mexican cartel stashed bricks of methamphetamine in the spare tires of new cars before sending the vehicles to Canada by rail in a sprawling drug smuggling operation, authorities alleged Wednesday.

Ontario Provincial Police said they found 180 kilograms of meth during their investigation, which began when employees at four different Ford dealerships reported suspicious bags inside tires that were in the trunks of new Fusion cars.

Police said the cars were built at Ford’s assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, before being put on northbound trains.

“The powerful Sinaloa cartel is well entrenched in that area of Mexico,” said OPP Supt. Bryan MacKillop. “We are very certain that they are ultimately responsible for these drugs.”

Mar 04 13:01

Arrested Huawei CFO Sues Canada Alleging Breach of Constitutional Rights

Detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou now claims that Canada subjected her to detention, interrogation and search without telling her she was under arrest.

Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese tech company Huawei, arrested in Canada, has filed a lawsuit against Canadian officials, claiming her constitutional rights were violated during the arrest.

The lawsuit, filed in Canada's Supreme Court against federal government branches the Canadian Border Services Agency and the Royal Crown Mounted Police, asserts that "under the guise of a routine border check, unlawfully subjected [Meng] to detention, search and interrogation to extract evidence from her before she was arrested and provided with her rights under the Charter."

The lawsuit seeks damages for "misfeasance in public office and false imprisonment based on alleged multiple failures of those Canadian government officials to comply with the rule of law," the statement said," a statement by her lawyers, Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP.

Mar 04 10:55

CHINA ACCUSES ARRESTED CANADIANS OF STEALING STATE SECRETS

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA.COM
China has accused two Canadians currenctly held there of acting together to steal state secrets and intelligence, according to state media.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor were arrested in China in early December soon after the detention in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, who is currently facing extradition to the United States.

On Monday, China's official Xinhua news agency cited unidentified Chinese authorities as saying Kovrig violated Chinese laws by acting as a spy and stealing state secrets and intelligence with the help of Spavor. It was the first time the two men's cases have been linked.

It said Kovrig often entered China using an ordinary passport and business visas and acquired information from Spavor, his "main contact".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Chinese "arm-twisting" on Canada, regarding the fate, extradition, and trial of Meng Wanzhou in the US.

It will be interesting to see how Canadian officials deal with this.

Mar 03 12:11

The Current State of Canadian Politics

Mar 01 12:48

Canada Allows Extradition Of Huawei CFO To Move Forward

In a landmark - if widely expected - decision, the Department of Justice in Ottawa has ruled that extradition proceedings against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested on the same day that President Trump and President Xi struck their trade truce in Buenos Aires, will proceed.

Though whether or not she will face trial in the US must still be determined by a Canadian court, a process that could take months or even years, the fact that her extradition is moving forward is still a big moment in a case that has captivated investors and elicited threats of retribution against Ottawa from Beijing.

Meng is wanted in the US on charges of fraud and sanctions violations for her alleged role in deceiving HSBC and other banks into processing transactions for Huawei that were purportedly linked to Iran. US prosecutors filed roughly a dozen charges against Meng and Huawei in January, as well as a formal request for her extradition, according to the BBC.

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This was the absolutely most perniciously stupid thing for the White House to do at this very sensitive point in trade relations between the US and China,

Mar 01 08:54

POLICE IN CANADA ARE TRACKING PEOPLE’S ‘NEGATIVE’ BEHAVIOR IN A ‘RISK' DATABASE

Police, social services, and health workers in Canada are using shared databases to track the behaviour of vulnerable people—including minors and people experiencing homelessness—with little oversight and often without consent.

Documents obtained by Motherboard from Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) through an access to information request show that at least two provinces—Ontario and Saskatchewan—maintain a “Risk-driven Tracking Database” that is used to amass highly sensitive information about people’s lives. Information in the database includes whether a person uses drugs, has been the victim of an assault, or lives in a “negative neighborhood.”

The Risk-driven Tracking Database (RTD) is part of a collaborative approach to policing called the Hub model that partners cops, school staff, social workers, health care workers, and the provincial government.

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This makes me very worried about Canadians who may be "targeted" by people with an axe to grind, turning in their neighbors just out of spite or contempt.

I wonder who has the job of "looking after" Christian pacifist activists, who are completely against war as an immoral way of resolving international situations, and look to document the truth as they see it.

Feb 28 12:28

Alleged Threats, Bribes, Prostitutes: Growing Scandal Threatens to Bring Down Canada’s Trudeau

Former Canadian Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould gave a bombshell testimony accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other officials of “veiled threats” to force her to drop a case for political purposes.

Ms Wilson-Raybould gave testimony before the Canadian House of Commons justice committee for several hours on Wednesday, speaking out against members of staff and Prime Minister Trudeau attempting to interfere with an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin corporation, The Globe and Mail reports.

Accusations that the prime minister and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) interfered with the SNC-Lavalin investigation first emerged on February 7th.

Feb 27 07:48

Racism on the rails

Many people outside of Canada are unfamiliar with Bombardier, but the Montreal-based aerospace and rail transportation behemoth is a global corporation with more than 65,000 employees in 28 countries.

It is also a violator of international law participating in settler-colony projects that dispossess indigenous people, according to David P. Thomas, an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada.

Feb 25 08:35

Why Are Canadian Special Forces in Haiti?

Canadian troops may have recently been deployed to Haiti, even though the government has not asked Parliament or consulted the public for approval to send soldiers to that country.

Last week the Haiti Information Project photographed heavily-armed Canadian troops patrolling the Port-au-Prince airport. According to a knowledgeable source I emailed the photos to, they were probably special forces. The individual in "uniform is (most likely) a member of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) from Petawawa", wrote the person who asked not to be named. "The plainclothes individuals are most likely members of JTF2. The uniformed individual could also be JTF2 but at times both JTF2 and CSOR work together." (CSOR is a sort of farm team for the ultra-elite Joint Task Force 2.)

Feb 22 04:52

Yellow Vest Protests Move to Canada

Feb 20 11:21

THE DAVID KNIGHT SHOW: YELLOW VEST REVOLUTION SPREADS TO CANADA

Humanity is awakening to tyranny worldwide

Feb 19 11:12

Justin Trudeau's Government In Turmoil After Top Aide Resigns Over Corruption Allegations

When he swept into office back in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised supporters of a Liberal Party reinvigorated by a decade of conservative rule that he would bring about "real change" - both in Ottawa, and for a Liberal Party marred by allegations of corruption.

So far, he has largely failed at both, cozying up to the country's energy industry while masking his maintenance of the pro-business status quo with legalized marijuana and a "progressive" agenda that has included banning misgendering and hiring the first cabinet in Canada's history with an equal number of men and women.

Yet as Canada's leader braces for what promises to be a bruising reelection campaign ahead of a vote in October, his office has been marred by a blossoming scandal surrounding reports that it pressured the former attorney general into dropping years-old corruption charges against Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin, a Canadian construction company with close ties to Trudeau's party.

Feb 19 10:12

More than 7,000 sign petition to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to pay down national debt

More than 7,000 people have signed a petition to “sell” Montana to Canada for $1 trillion and use the proceeds to pay down the national debt – and it seems our northern neighbors would gladly welcome this bite out of the 49th Parallel.

“We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the text of the Change.org petition launched last week.

To get Canada to agree, “Just tell them it has beavers or something.”

That’s the entirety of the “cause,” though the slew of comments tacked onto the end by people giving their reasons for signing fleshed that out, as names were being added every three to four minutes on Monday.

Feb 19 08:18

Jewish Canadians deeply divided over Israel, poll finds

Jewish Canadians are deeply divided in their opinions on Israel, and many are highly critical of it. Moreover, a majority does not see criticism of Israel as necessarily anti-Semitic.

Those are key findings of the first survey to ask Jewish Canadians about their views on the situation in Palestine.

Feb 18 08:16

Canadian Reporter In Venezuela Contradicts U.S. News Coverage

Feb 17 16:01

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

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

Feb 14 10:39

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

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

Feb 12 08:19

Trudeau in ethics probe over handling of Libyan contract fraud

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

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

Feb 08 12:06

Record Cold Grips Weyburn

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

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

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

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

Feb 08 12:05

Saskatchewan smashes cold record during extreme weather snap

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

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

Feb 06 09:20

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

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

Feb 05 12:55

Regime Change Canadian Style for Venezuela

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

Feb 04 08:13

Ottawa Bars Sputnik From Lima Group Meeting on Venezuela

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

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

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

Feb 02 10:03

Canada strips charitable status from group funding Israeli army

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

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

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

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

Using charitable donations to fund foreign militaries contravenes Canadian law.

Feb 01 10:11

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

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

Jan 30 12:27

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 30 10:05

CANADA TO STOP SUPPORTING ILLEGAL SETTLEMENT ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

Jan 27 09:20

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

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

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

Jan 21 09:21

Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Marzieh Hashemi

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

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

Jan 21 09:20

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

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

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

Jan 19 09:10

Justin Trudeau’s pack of lies about BDS

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 16 11:33

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

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

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

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

Jan 16 10:39

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

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

Jan 16 09:52

Greece Fined €200MM Over Chinese Tax Fraud Network

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

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

Jan 16 09:40

Canada investigates Jewish National Fund for funding Israel’s crimes

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 15 10:02

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

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

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

Jan 14 17:22

Canada Welcomes Al-Qaeda from Syria

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

Jan 14 13:49

Demonized : In Politics It Seems Only Firearm Suicides Are Bad

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

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

Jan 14 09:40

There’s No Sugarcoating Canada’s Oil Crisis

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

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

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

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

Jan 14 09:38

Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship

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

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

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

Jan 14 09:08

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

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

Jan 13 09:50

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

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

Jan 12 10:45

Health Canada stands by approval of ingredient in Roundup weed killer

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

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

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

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Somebody got bought!

Jan 11 11:57

Canadian government auditing Jewish National Fund over ties to Israeli military

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

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

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

Jan 11 11:46

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

OREGON STATE POLICE HARASSES DUBAI LAMBORGHINI OWNER BECAUSE...

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

Jan 11 11:46

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 10 10:17

Transgender Canadian woman sets off debate after winning cycling world championship

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

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

Jan 08 08:47

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to bring back the ice bucket challenge.

Jan 06 09:52

Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest

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

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

Jan 04 10:51

CANADA CHARITY USED DONATIONS TO FUND ISRAEL ARMY BASES

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jan 04 09:16

Canadian charity used donations to fund projects linked to Israeli military

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

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

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

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

Jan 02 10:54

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 28 13:49

CHINESE SCIENTISTS REPORTEDLY LOST TRACK OF GENE-EDITED PATIENTS

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 26 09:11

China 'Resolutely Opposes' Calls for Release of Detained Canadians

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

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

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

Dec 25 10:06

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

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

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

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

Dec 24 13:42

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

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

Janus Dongye, Researcher at University of Cambridge

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

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

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

Dec 23 10:29

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

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

Dec 23 09:56

video Yellow Vest demands RCMP officer arrest Justin Trudeau for treason

Canadian Yellow Vest Patriot

Dec 20 10:45

CHINA ARRESTS THIRD CANADIAN CITIZEN AS FEUD WORSENS

That didn't take long.

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 20 10:04

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

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

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

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

Dec 19 10:36

General Dynamics Warns Canada Scrapping Saudi Arms Deal Would Cost Billions

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

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

Dec 19 10:31

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

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

Dec 19 08:44

Is Canada Huawei Arrest Attempt to Sabotage Trump Xi Talks?

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

Dec 18 12:41

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

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

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

Dec 17 12:45

Joe diGenova on James Comey's Second Hearing

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

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

Dec 17 10:25

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

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

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