Tag Archives: Canada

Ontario Enters Four-Week Lockdown As Variants Surge

Bloomberg News reports: Ontario declared a four-week state of emergency after hitting a record for the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care, driven by virus strains that are more contagious and dangerous. The order imposes restrictions on businesses and residents across the Canadian province of 14.7 million people, beginning today. Restaurants won’t be allowed to serve customers except for …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Notorious Racist Canadian Anti-Masker Slugs Store Owner During Live-Stream Of Protest Stunt

The Canadian Anti-Hate Network reports: Kevin Johnston, a reactionary anti-Muslim vlogger, who recently made headlines for a racist, anti-Indigenous and anti-Muslim coffee company he started, was arrested outside of a British Columbia grocery store on Thursday. Multiple livestreams show him being refused service, taking the products anyway after throwing a $5 bill on a register belt, and even punching the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Woman With Mask “Exemption Card” Arrested After Kicking Vancouver Transit Officer

Vancouver Is Awesome reports: A video of a woman refusing to wear a face mask on the Canada Line despite several warnings from a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer has gone viral on social media. The video shows an officer donning a face mask and standing in front of the unmasked woman who is filming the video. She repeatedly tells …

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Canadian Incel Found Guilty On 10 Counts Of Murder After Deliberately Driving Into Crowd Of Pedestrians

The Toronto Star reports: The man who planned and carried out the Yonge Street van attack in April 2018 is criminally responsible for his actions, a judge ruled Wednesday. Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy found Alek Minassian guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. “He made a choice,” Molloy said in her decision live-streamed …

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Trudeau: US-Canada Border To Remain Closed For Now

The Hill reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday it is too early to make a decision on reopening his country’s border with the U.S. Asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd how soon border restrictions would be listed, Trudeau responded: “I think there’s an awful lot of different metrics we need to look …

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Trudeau Shades Trump In Virtual Meeting With Biden: “US Leadership Has Been Sorely Missed The Past Years”

The Washington Post reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted Biden like an old friend, took a tacit swipe at former president Donald Trump and said he was glad to have a partner on climate change again during the leaders’ first virtual bilateral meeting. “U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years,” Trudeau said, referring to his strained …

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Canada Formally Labels Proud Boys As Terrorist Group

Bloomberg News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government became the first in the world to label the Proud Boys a terrorist group in the aftermath of the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. Canadian public safety authorities also banned three other far-right groups it described as “white supremacist” on Wednesday: Atomwaffen Division, the Base and the Russian Imperial Movement. “Violent …

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Canada Imposes Stricter Travel And Quarantine Rules

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April …

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Canadian Lawmakers Vote Unanimously To Classify Proud Boys As White Supremacist Terror Organization

Newsweek reports: Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously on Monday to classify the extremist far-right group Proud Boys as a white supremacist terrorist organization. Canadian Parliament member Jagmeet Singh introduced the proposal to classify the Proud Boys as a terrorist group on Monday. Singh said that all parties had agreed to provide unanimous consent to the motion, which …

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Canada May Ban Proud Boys As “Terrorist Organization”

The Independent reports: Canadian opposition party leader Jagmeet Singh has strongly condemned the far-right, white supremacist group Proud Boys, calling on the government to ban the organisation and designate them a terror group following their involvement in the storming of the US Capitol. “We must act urgently to stop the outbreaks of hate here in Canada by banning and designating …

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Canada To Require Negative COVID Test For Air Arrivals

Reuters reports: Canada will soon require that air travelers test negative for COVID-19 before arrival, federal ministers said on Wednesday, after social media images of maskless tourists prompted a call for stricter measures to curb the virus. “Canada will quickly implement the requirement for all arriving passengers to have a negative PCR COVID test three days before arriving in Canada,” …

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Ontario Province To Enter “Hard Lockdown” On 12/26

The Guardian reports: Canada’s most populous province is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming rate of new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holidays. “Thousands of lives are at stake now,” said Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, on Monday, as he announced a slate of new restrictions that go into effect on Boxing Day. “If we fail to …

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Canada Halts Flights From UK Over New COVID Strain

CBC News reports: Canada joined several European nations by halting flights from the U.K. on Sunday in an effort to prevent a new, potentially more contagious strain of the coronavirus from spreading to this country. CBC News obtained a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by Transport Canada stating that all commercial, private and charter flights transporting passengers from the U.K. …

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Wealthy Nations Accused Of Hoarding Vaccines

NBC News reports: Lost among the jubilation of America’s vaccine rollout this week is an uncomfortable reality: The world’s poorest countries will have to wait months and possibly years to see any doses at all. The U.S., Canada, Britain and the European Union have pre-ordered enough Covid-19 shots to inoculate their populations several times over, subject to regulatory approvals. In …

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Canada Approves Pfizer Vax, Rollout Next Week

The Wall Street Journal reports: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, racing ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Europe’s main regulator to approve shots for its most vulnerable citizens. Canada will now begin its immunization rollout as early as next week—a daunting challenge for a country that is the second-largest in the world in terms of land mass …

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Eight Infected In COVID Outbreak At BC Mink Farm

The CBC reports: Officials have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, after eight people with connections to the site tested positive for the disease. Fraser Health said in a written statement Sunday the farm operators and staff who tested positive are isolating, as are their close contacts. Officials did not …

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Covidiot Arrested After Pummeling BC Walmart Staffer

Global News reports: An employee at a Walmart in Dawson Creek, B.C., was assaulted after asking a customer to wear a mask in the store, RCMP say. Police said they responded to the store following reports of an assault on Wednesday at around 7 p.m. Following a review of surveillance video, RCMP arrested a 30-year-old man and said they are …

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Canadian Court Reduces Sentence For MAGA Terrorist

The CBC reports: The man who killed six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 received a “cruel and unusual” punishment when he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years, Quebec’s Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the court reduced Alexandre Bissonnette’s life sentence to 25 years without …

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Ontario Premier Orders 28-Day Lockdown For Toronto

CTV News reports: The Ontario government will shutter most non-essential businesses, including gyms and personal care services, and will prohibit sit-down service in restaurants in two of the province’s COVID-19 hot spots as they grapple with a rise in infections. Toronto and Peel Region have been placed in a lockdown, which is the province’s final category of the COVID-19 tiered …

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Canada Renews US Border Closure For Another Month

The Washington Post reports: Americans hoping to travel to visit their northern neighbors might not be able to this year. Canada’s border closure to nonessential travel has been extended until Dec. 21, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in a tweet on Friday. Border conditions were set to expire on Saturday if they were not renewed. Canada’s border closed on …

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