Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre finds himself in a unique position. Having just declared Canada’s second largest metropolis a “sanctuary city,” he now finds himself an unlikely defender of a summer rodeo against animal rights activists who are distributing a petition to ban the event.
The animal rights activists, who have tried unsuccessfully for decades to shut down the world-famous Calgary Stampede, think they have found a potential victory in their Montreal campaign, where support for rodeos is not has enormous as it is in the Western province of Alberta.
26 April 2017
25 April 2017
Subverting the law of the land... and proud of it...
"He was very confident that we were able to make those charges go away," Trudeau said of his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.And remember how Maggie Trudeau's impaired charges suddenly went away?
"We were able to do that because we had resources, my dad had a couple connections and we were confident that my little brother wasn't going to be saddled with a criminal record for life."
"I shouldn't have got off. I was over the limit," Margaret Trudeau told an audience of occupational therapists at the University of Toronto.Membership obviously has its privileges.
RELATED: There are no terrorists...
...in Justin Trudeau's post-national state...
TORONTO — A photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posing with Veluppillai Thangavelu, the former vice-president of a group on Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist organizations, has underscored the pitfalls of selfie politics.
TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this.
But rather than welcoming the prospect of cleaner water, angry farmers are demanding the government honor an 1895 presidential decree granting them the right to the capital's untreated sewage, which they see as fertilizer-rich, if foul, irrigation water.
RELATED: The real cost
President Donald Trump’s request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent of what the federal government will spend in total this year.
24 April 2017
Ontario will provide 4,000 residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay with free income, part of the government’s plan to test whether the extra funds will help improve their job prospects and quality of life.**********
The idea is to give the province’s working poor, unemployed and homeless residents a so-called basic income to pay for their basic needs of food and housing.
RELATED: What's the real story?
And why are so many aboriginal children ending up dead?
CBC said Crier was looking after Anthony while Raine went to nursing school, though it doesn’t appear she graduated from high school.All that "money for nothing"... that'll solve it all, right?
Assume for these purposes that all of the accusations in both cases are true.And don't get me started on spawn of Hillary...
For one Bill (O'Reilly), these are accusations of failed jokes, allegedly inappropriate looks, allegedly condescending remarks, and, in the most recent case that brought matters to a head, an invitation to a hotel room which was declined and not pursued further.
For the other Bill (Clinton), it is accusations of rape, blatantly improper sexual contact including with a young intern and a babysitter, numerous instances of forcible contact and groping, and attempted seduction.
Chelsea Clinton, most recently lionized on the cover of Variety, is a 37-year-old multi-millionaire who has never uttered an interesting word about any subject at any time during the course of her life. Judging from the evidence of her public statements, she has never had an original thought — it isn’t clear that she has had a thought at all.
After the mid-twentieth century, the French state built a vast stock — about 5 million units—of public housing, which now accounts for a sixth of the country’s households. Much of it is hideous-looking, but it’s all more or less affordable.Equally concerning is what has happened to "free speech"... certainly a hot topic these days in North America...
Its purpose has changed, however. It is now used primarily for billeting not native French workers, as once was the case, but immigrants and their descendants, millions of whom arrived from North Africa starting in the 1960s.
Public-housing inhabitants are almost never ethnically French; the prevailing culture there nowadays is often heavily, intimidatingly Muslim.
In France, political correctness is more than a ridiculous set of opinions; it’s also—and primarily—a tool of government coercion. When Guilluy writes of the “criminalization of criticism of the dominant model,” he is not speaking metaphorically. France’s antiracist Pleven law, which can punish speech, passed in 1972.Which brings us to an interesting question; "What will French Revolution 2.0 look like?"
In 1990, the Gayssot law criminalized denial or “minimization” of the Holocaust and repealed parts of France’s Law of July 29, 1881, on Freedom of the Press. Both laws are landmarks in Europe’s retreat from defending free speech. Suits against novelists, philosophers, and historians have proliferated.
I'm guessing that will likely be shaped, in the short term anyway, by next months election.
RELATED: Prez candidate was cradle-snatched
“Emmanuel’s parents were keen on emphasizing that they did not lodge a complaint against Brigitte Auziere (Trogneux’s married name) for corruption of a minor,” Macron’s spokesman said, reports Reuters.
23 April 2017
...or you hunker down in the cellar with a baguette, some vin ordinaire and a variety of cheeses...
French daily Le Monde reported that French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl asked municipalities to make sure that officials at every polling station have a direct telephone number for security forces.You're on your own France... we've already bailed your ass out twice in the last century. If you're tired of being butchered like spring lambs... stand up for yourselves... for once.
“I ask each of your services, especially in rural areas where the voting points are remote from each other, to be ready."
"France has suffered a spate of deadly terrorist attacks [230 dead: my edit] since 2015 and the threat of terrorism is “permanently high."
UPDATE: Maybe there's hope...**********
LAST WORD: That terrorism stuff...
...that'd never happen here... right?
TORONTO -- Two Canadians are the latest addition to the United State's list of most-wanted terrorists that says the men are a threat to American national security and economic interests. The decision to add 24-year-old Farah Mohamed Shirdon and 30-year-old Tarek Sakr to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists was published Wednesday in an official register of U.S. government regulations.Yup... as Canadian as
In an online bulletin, the State Department identifies Sakr as a Syrian-born Canadian citizen who has conducted sniper training for the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusrah Front.
22 April 2017
"...the Liberals’ 'Legalize marijuana in as awkward, truculent, and impractical a way as possible' legislation has created a whole new industry."
"I don’t mean selling weed, of course: we had that trade before. I’m referring to newspaper columns, op-eds, and interviews about how crummy this law is."
Toronto's own terrorists strike yet again...
The victim was found without vital signs, suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking lot near Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West around 9:40 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, police say.No names, no descriptions... typical CBC.
The homicide unit has been called in to investigate the shooting, which sent a crowd of people running and screaming through the lot as they tried to escape the gunfire.
Boy, once Justin finally legalises dope, all crime in the center of the universe will cease to exist, I'm told.
RELATED: Toronto Sun breaks media ranks...
...publishes actual information about murder...
A Hamilton man was in his car, parked at the plaza, waiting for a friend when he was shot, Homicide Det.-Sgt. Joyce Schertzer said Saturday. The victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, has now been identified as Leonard Pinnock.Okay, now I get the CBC coverage... ixnay on the ackblay.
Meanwhile, two hours later, gunshots rang out again at the Planet Fitness gym near Jane St. and Finch Ave.
*FWIW, the Mother Corpse has now also updated their article to include a name and a picture... but is now claiming this murder was a "random" attack. This is especially interesting, in that police have yet to find a suspect.
LAST WORD: Silence of the BLMs
A man has been taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries after a shooting in Rexdale. The shooting happened at around 6:10 p.m. in the parking lot of a building in the Martin Grove Road and Betteridge Lane area, Toronto police said.Rexdale... it isn't worth your life.
Minutes later, police received another call about a shooting victim at a store in the Kipling Avenue and Dixon Road area. Toronto police said they believe the victim from the first scene was driven a distance and then left in front of the store.
20 April 2017
An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him.**********
Two police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, said the attacker had been flagged as an extremist.
Security forces are more widespread in Paris since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years, and France remains under a state of emergency.
UPDATE: Live and don't learn... and die
The "alleged" ISIS gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C - who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001.Wait, a 20 year sentence?
In 2003 he was sentenced to 20 years inside a high security prison following the attacks in Roissy-en-Brie, also in Seine-et-Marne, but was let out in 2016 following an appeal ruling.Hmmm... 2003 + 20 = 2023. any lessons for Canada here?
France is in a state of emergency and at its highest possible level of alert since a string of terror attacks that began in 2015, which have killed over 230 people.
ASK THE CBC: Those darned Frenchies...
...always "assailing" the cops...
Trudeau government engages consulting firm of Cheech & Chong to oversee bureaucratisation of Justin's dopefest...
OTTAWA — The federal government is looking to establish a cannabis tracking system to collect information from licensed producers, distributors and retailers — just one of a host of changes contained in bills tabled last week that set stage for the drug’s legalization.I can see Pierre-lite birthing thousands of civil service jobs (all those laid-off gun registry folks) to create all those spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations. A billion here, a billion there... pretty soon you're talkin' real valuta.
RELATED: Trust me... I'm from the government...
"Since moving to the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system in early 2016, tens of thousands of federal civil servants have been short-changed or not paid at all. Some have even been overpaid, causing confusion about how they should pay that money back."Remember Jean Chretien's 2 billion dollar Long Gun Registry?
LAST WORDS: Even the CBC is skeptical...
Enforcement of cannabis law, it continues, "traps too many Canadians in the criminal justice system for minor, non-violent offenses."Well, he's a Liberal... they can't help talking out both sides of their mouths.
Well said. Courageous, even. Huzzah. So. What's the government's solution?
Well, it intends to continue arresting, prosecuting and criminalizing Canadians who commit this minor and non-violent offence, at least for another year or so. Young Canadians are particularly vulnerable to arrest.
Ever wonder what the bureaucrats do with all that money they pick from your pocket? Well, wonder no more...
The amount of uncollected rent and parking owed to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation has doubled in five years from $6.9 million in 2012 to $12.8 million in 2016.And there's been all kinds of tough talk coming out of city hall... must be an election somewhere down the pike...
The number of units with arrears outstanding has increased nearly 50% during that same time period from 6,719 to 10,032.
“We need to show we’re very serious about getting guns and gangs out of TCHC,” said Palacio. “It’s about time to bring that dose of tough love.”"Tough love," huh? And you're bringing it to armed criminals?
Pretty ambitious words for an organisation that can't even successfully collect the rent.
TORONTO - Auto insurance rates in Ontario rose in the first three months of 2017, putting the Liberal government further away from its already-missed goal of cutting rates by 15 per cent by August 2015.
19 April 2017
Fake news media working hard to get “Kelly Leitch” and “Nazi” into the same story. No point in asking anyone who was there any questions either…**********
RELATED: Another Day, Another Akbar
How much play will this be getting in Canadian media?
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police tackled him to the ground after the shootings which were spread over four locations, Fresno, California Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
"...if the 'Barefoot Caveman' is busy hunting for his postrace meal near the Charles River."**********
FROM THE COMMENTS: "Stop it, Mee-maw!"
18 April 2017
Officers were called to the area of Queen Street East and Booth Avenue at around 1:50 a.m. for a medical call.**********
When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found a man with “apparent injuries.” He was pronounced dead a short time later.
RELATED: Silence of the BLMs
In a video appeal released Tuesday, Homicide Det. Shannon Dawson asked members of the public for information on the whereabouts of 49-year-old Dalvin Lewis, who is wanted for first-degree murder in the September 2015 death of 56-year-old Bevis Larmond.How come murderers get all the cool nicknames?
Lewis also goes by the names “Hopeton,” Jaguar” and “Jaggy.”
RELATED2: The Wild, Wild East
The 39-year-old was rushed to hospital around 8:30 p.m. after several shots were fired at an apartment complex in the area of Markham Road and Tuxedo Court, north of Ellesmere Road.**********
RELATED3: Another day, another firefight
One person was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg after a car with several occupants and multiple bullet holes crashed at Lawrence and Bayview avenues early Wednesday morning.**********
LAST WORD: The hits just keep on coming...
Qiao Xi Zeng, 41, Xue Mao Gong, 32, Qin Long Xue, 22, all of Markham, and Yong-Yout Salapseng, of Toronto, were arrested last month and have been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping and remain in custody ahead of their next court appearances.Those darned Lutherans.
On Wednesday, police arrested Haoxing Feng, 27, of Toronto, and also charged him with first-degree murder and kidnapping./
Funny, nobody seems that interested in the Clinton's finances...
"I have never seen a liberal reporter speculate about why Obama’s college and law school records are a state secret, but I have a pretty good guess on that one, too."**********
RELATED: More "News you won't see..."
...on the CBC...
Arrests of illegal immigrants are reportedly up by one-third in the early weeks of the Trump administration, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) making more than 21,000 arrests.Boo-yah.
..."if you have something terribly important to say to Kim Jong-un... I suggest you say it now..."
"We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC's John Sudworth.What the Norks don't realise is that the world has changed. Donald Trump already has his place in history. He doesn't care about a presidential library, or what the Beltway says behind his back.
He said that an "all-out war" would result if the US took military action.
And if he can make his larger-than-life legacy any shinier by ridding the world of one of the biggest murderers in human history... well, that might just make a good bedtime story for his grandchildren.
17 April 2017
Justin's gonna figure it all out...
"Some researchers, including those at the U.S.-based National Institute on Drug Abuse, have suggested there is simply no adequate way to measure THC levels, or to determine just how drugged a person is in a roadside test."**********
RELATED: Dave's not here, man...
"Federal public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include a general amnesty for past pot convictions.**********
RELATED2: "This sets a certain tone."
“…strictly… strictly… restrict… strict… significant penalties… strictly… zero tolerance… dangers… restrict… strictly… restrict… stop criminals… strictly… restrict… punish more severely… tougher… deaths and accidents… risk every day… dangers… punish more severely… oral fluid.”**********
LAST WORD: Height of hypocrisy...
"It’s easy to forget this policy was successfully hatched inside the Liberal party by its exuberant youth wing, back in 2012, and Trudeau’s embrace of it was heralded as a splashy sign of his unbuttoned, youth-courting style — the furthest thing from a law-and-order push."
16 April 2017
..."The Man" keeping black folk down...
But just as his career appeared destined for stardom, Toronto police named him as one of the leaders of the Young Buck Killaz, a gang allegedly involved in a terrifying downtown shootout that spiralled into a case of kidnapping and sexual torture.