Tag Archives: Canada

Neil Young Wants To “Vote His Conscience” On Trump But Pot Rule Made By Sessions Slows His Citizenship

Rolling Stone reports: “I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed,” rocker Neil Young wrote Friday on his site. “Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due …

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Justin Trudeau Wins Second Term But Loses Majority

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. …

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CANADA: Oil Truckers Convoy Against Greta Thunberg

The CBC reports: A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally when Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shows up at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Friday. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, Alta., on Friday morning and make …

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Obama Endorses Reelection Of “Progressive” Trudeau

The Huffington Post reports: Former United States president Barack Obama has endorsed the re-election bid of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Obama made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, touting Trudeau as a “hard-working, effective leader” who takes on big issues like climate change. Since leaving the White House, Obama has made several visits north to speak to crowds in Canadian cities, including …

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Trudeau Apologizes Again For Blackface History [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Thursday afternoon about the controversy of him appearing in photos from years ago dressed in blackface and brownface. At least three photos have been released that show Trudeau wearing darkened makeup on his face. Trudeau on Thursday spoke to reporters in Winnipeg where he apologized for wearing brownface and blackface. “This …

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Justin Trudeau Sorry For Having Worn “Brownface”

TIME Magazine reports: Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the …

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CANADA: LGBTQ Gym Closes Temporarily After “Patriot” Extremists Dox Staff Members In Series Of Online Posts

The CBC reports: An Edmonton LGBTQ gym has temporarily closed after it was the target of a series of blog posts, prompting an investigation from the Edmonton Police Hate Crimes Unit. In a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday, Queerflex board members said their team had been maliciously identified in posts by Patriot Pride Canada Wide, a far right organization …

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Canada Has Broad Plan To Thwart Election Interference

Politico reports: Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election rattled America’s next-door neighbor so badly that Canada spent the last three years developing the most detailed plan anywhere in the Western world to combat foreign meddling in its upcoming election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government passed new transparency rules last year for online political ads that run on platforms …

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CANADA: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Comes Out

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writes for the Ottawa Citizen: I’m gay. There – I said it; or rather, wrote it. Those two words took me almost four decades to utter, but as they say, “Better late than never.” As I look back over the years, there were some telltale signs that I wasn’t straight. As a grade 7 student, I …

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Justin Trudeau Drops In At Vancouver Gay Bar [VIDEO]

Vancouver’s City News reports: It may have been the first time a sitting Prime Minister has visited a gay bar. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in for a beer at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End early Monday evening. NEWS 1130’s Taran Parmar was there. “We’re kicking off pride week here in Vancouver — that’s definitely one way to …

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Canada To Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021 [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a “global challenge” to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world’s oceans. “I am very pleased to announce that as early as 2021 Canada will ban harmful, single-use plastics from coast to coast,” Trudeau said, arguing Canada has …

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Canada Bans Keeping Whales And Dolphins In Captivity

Global News reports: The federal government has passed legislation that bans whale and dolphin captivity in Canada. The bill will phase out the practice of keeping captive whales, dolphins and porpoises, but grandfathers in those that are already being held at two facilities in the country. Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., and the Vancouver Aquarium in B.C. are the only …

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Canada: Royal Mint Unveils “Gay Loonie” Coin [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a commemorative loonie to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was amongst a number of dignitaries …

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LGBT Groups Split On Canada’s “Gay Loonie” Coin

CBC News reports: A new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights has sparked a dual backlash — from both members of Canada’s LGBT community and from a social conservative group. The loonie, to be launched April 23 at an invitation-only event in Toronto, will feature a stylized depiction of two overlapping human faces within a large …

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Trump Boasts About Making Canadians Act “Nice”

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star: U.S. President Donald Trump boasted again of successfully threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into NAFTA concessions, claiming that Canada wasn’t “nice” to the U.S. on trade until he intervened and “made them nice.” Trump made the comments at a Republican dinner. He seemed to believe his rambling speech was private, musing at one …

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Viral Petition: Sell “Useless” Montana To Canada For $1T

CBS News reports: An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.” Ian Hammond, the petition creator, wants to sell The Treasure …

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Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur

The CBC reports: Serial killer Bruce McArthur will be eligible to apply for parole after spending at least 25 years in prison for the murders of eight men in Toronto, a judge ordered on Friday. McArthur, 67, will be 91 when his first chance at parole comes up. In his sentencing decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon noted the …

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TORONTO: InfoWars DVDs Found In Terrorist’s Home

Canada’s CBC News reports: Nearly six months after Toronto’s deadly Danforth Avenue shooting rampage, newly released details from court documents reveal a startling amount of ammunition was found in the apartment of gunman Faisal Hussain, along with a number of DVDs by the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. In the hours after the shooting, which claimed the lives of 18-year-old …

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Sen. Rand Paul To Have Hernia Surgery In Canada

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery. Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, attacked him while Paul was mowing his lawn. The incident left Kentucky’s junior senator …

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Former Canadian PM: “Trump Really IS A Mothef**ker”

The Huffington Post reports: Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell provided some colourful commentary on U.S. politics, calling U.S. President Donald Trump a “motherf**ker” in a tweet Saturday. Campbell was reacting to a video clip of a reporter asking Trump what kind of safety net is in place for the hundreds of thousands of government workers left without pay if …

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