Canada

Three Canadians Convicted In 2022 Blockade Of Border Over Vax Mandates, Each Faces 10 Years For “Mischief”

The CBC reports: Three men accused by the Crown of helping lead and coordinate the COVID-19 protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., in 2022 have been found guilty of mischief. Jurors deliberated for three hours Tuesday night before finding Alex Van Herk, Marco Van Huigenbos, and George Janzen guilty of one count each of mischief over $5,000. The three were on …

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Scott: Canadian Politicians Are Not Welcome In Florida

Florida Politics reports: Florida often hosts so-called “snowbirds” from Canada during the winter months. But U.S. Sen. Rick Scott wants to clip the wings of Canadian elected leaders who may want to visit the state in the wake of a decision to ban arm sales to Israel amid its war with Hamas. “Canada is sending a clear signal of being …

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Canada Warns Of Anti-LGBTQ “Extremist Violence”

The CBC reports: Canada’s intelligence agency is warning that extremists could “inspire and encourage” serious violence against the 2SLGBTQI+ community — a threat the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says almost certainly will continue over the coming year. “CSIS assesses that the violent threat posed by the anti-gender movement is almost certain to continue over the coming year and that violent …

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Qanon Quebec Man Pleads Guilty To Setting Wildfires

The CBC reports: A Quebec man who posted conspiracy theories online that forest fires were being deliberately set by the government has pleaded guilty to starting a series of fires himself that forced hundreds of people from their homes. Brian Paré, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life …

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64% Of Canadians: US Won’t Survive 2nd Trump Term

The Hill reports: Almost two-thirds of Canadians in a new survey said they are concerned that U.S. democracy will not survive another term under former President Trump. The poll by the Angus Reid Institute found that 64 percent of Canadians strongly agreed or agreed that U.S. democracy would not survive four more years with Trump in the White House. Nearly …

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FDA Allows Florida To Import Drugs From Canada

Axios reports: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a plan allowing Florida to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, opening the door for states to buy direct from pharmacies there to stock their state-run health programs. The approval, the first of its kind, allows the Biden administration to show it’s addressing a major voter concern in an election …

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Canadian Court Rules “Groomer” To Be Defamatory

The Canadian LGBTQ rights group Egale writes: On December 14, 2023, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided in Rainbow Alliance Dryden et al. v. Webster to allow a defamation suit by a drag performer and a 2SLGBTQI community organization against an individual who publicly called them “groomers” to continue to trial. In doing so, the court ruled that there …

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BC Anti-LGBTQ Convoy Ends In Crash, Injury, Arrest

CTV News reports: BC Highway Patrol officers appear to have caused a tractor to roll over to stop it from driving on Highway 1 Saturday afternoon. Video of the takedown posted on social media shows several police SUVs pursuing the large farm vehicle north on Highway 15, also known as 176 Street and Pacific Highway, in Surrey. One of the …

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Justin Trudeau: MAGA Batshittery Has Infected Canada

The CBC reports: American-style MAGA politics has caused the Conservative Party of Canada to abandon Ukraine in its hour of need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau made the comments a day after Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said his party voted against the updated Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement in the House of Commons because it would compel the war-torn …

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Ramaswamy: Build Wall On Canada’s 5500-Mile Border

The CBC reports: A wall with Canada? The idea came up during a Republican presidential debate, from a candidate insisting his party’s border policies aren’t tough enough. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy brought it up unprompted on Wednesday night in Miami. Bombing drug labs in Mexico has become an increasingly popular idea in his party, along with building a wall along the …

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India Suspends Visas For Canadians Over Killing Claim

Semafor reports: India said it would stop issuing new visas for Canadians, in the latest escalation of the diplomatic feud that began after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Narendra Modi’s government of being involved in the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia. Indian journalist Rahul Kanwal described the move as a “diplomatic ballistic missile,” saying …

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Canada Accuses India Of Killing Sikh Dissident In BC

Reuters reports: Canada said on Monday it had credible information linking Indian government agents to the murder of a Sikh leader in British Columbia in June and said it had expelled a senior Indian intelligence official. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen was “an unacceptable violation of our …

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Canada Issues Travel Advisory For LGBTQ Visitors To US

Global News reports: Amid a wave of legislation in some U.S. states targeting the LGBTQ2 community, Canada has updated its travel advisory for the country specifically advising people to check state and local laws before visiting. While overall travel advice around risk levels or health concerns has not changed for the U.S. by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the department updated …

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Professor And Two Students Injured In Hate Crime Stabbings During Ontario College Gender Studies Class

CTV News reports: A triple stabbing during a gender studies class at the University of Waterloo is believed to have been a hate-motivated attack, police said Thursday as they laid multiple charges against a 24-year-old former student. The Wednesday attack injured three people and shocked the university campus located about 100 kilometres west of Toronto. Geovanny Villalba-Aleman [photo], a recently …

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Tourist Submarine Goes Missing Near Titanic Wreckage

The Guardian reports: A tourist submarine has gone missing in the North Atlantic while on a dive to view the wreck of RMS Titanic. A search and rescue mission was under way on Monday morning, according to the Boston coastguard. A spokesman for the coastguard confirmed to the Guardian that “a small submarine with five persons onboard had gone missing …

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Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Arrested After Taking Selfie In Hospital Room Of Critic’s Terminally Ill Father [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: When Windsor, Ont., woman Britt Leroux opened Facebook on Wednesday night, she was shocked to see a photo of a man she says she had sparred with online — in a selfie with her sleeping, terminally ill father. Windsor police said Friday they’ve charged Bubba Christopher Michael Pollock, 34, of London, Ont., with criminal harassment. According to …

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Child With Two Mothers Left Sobbing After Couple At Student Track Event Accuse Her Of Being Transgender

Castanet reports: Two Kelowna moms are speaking out after their 9-year-old daughter was verbally assaulted at a track and field event on Thursday at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl. The mothers, who choose not to identify their daughter, say she was competing in a shot-put event when a grandfather of one of the other participants started yelling at her. “She went to …

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NYC Officials Urge Residents To Stay Inside [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Canadian wildfires have created dangerous air quality conditions in New York City, prompting city officials to call late Wednesday for the cancelation of all organized outdoor activities and advising New Yorkers to stay indoors as much as possible. With conditions deteriorating quickly Wednesday afternoon as an orange-grey haze shrouded the city, New York jumped …

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Reuters: No Relief Soon From Canadian Wildfires

Reuters reports: Forest fires continued to burn across Canada on Thursday as the country endured its worst-ever start to wildfire season, forcing thousands of people from their homes and sending a smoky haze billowing across U.S. cities. About 3.8 million hectares (9.4 million acres) have already burned, roughly 15 times the 10-year average, according to federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness …

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Mounties Arrest Catholic Priest On Child Sex Charges

The CBC reports: A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Manitoba RCMP say. Arul Savari, 48, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation of a young person, luring a child and forcible confinement. He remains in custody, Supt. Scott McMurchy, Manitoba acting …

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