Continental Breakfast

The era of instant outrage brings perpetual division

Two weeks ago, Ottawa’s Carleton University removed weight scales from its campus fitness centre. When the move became public last week, it sparked a backlash online that accused the university’s recreation and athletics department of being hyper-sensitive.

There are persistent reports from Carleton that the scales were taken out because some students complained stepping on them was “very triggering” emotionally for people with eating disorders and others struggling to be comfortable with their physiques.


Geert Wilders Force to be Reckoned With After Dutch Elections

Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

While he failed in his aim of starting a “patriotic revolution,” Wilders has already succeeded in shifting the debate and the tone in Dutch politics on immigration and integration, observers said.


A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: February 2017

Children and women are being raped by human traffickers inside the Camp de la Linière, a migrant camp in the northern French city of Dunkirk; they are forced to have sex in return for blankets, food or the offer of passage to Britain. A volunteer worker referred to the children as being like “little steaks” because they were considered so appetizing and vulnerable to traffickers.

The breakdown in law and order in Muslim neighborhoods in Paris is being fueled by impunity for criminals and a lenient judicial system, according to Hugues Moutouh, a former advisor to the Interior Ministry.


Trump Administration Seeks Proposals For “Physically Imposing” 30-Foot-High “Aesthetically Pleasing” Border Wall

Following months of campaign promises to build a “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on the southern border of the United States, the Trump administration has just posted bid guidelines for contractors looking to submit proposals for the multi-billion dollar project (the full RFPs can be viewed here). Among other things, the RFP calls for a 30-foot wall that could deter a physical breach for at least 1 hour…oh, and it also has to be “aesthetically pleasing in color”…but, only on the U.S. side.


The Superiority Of Western Ideas

“The great ideas of the West – rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression, human rights, and liberal democracy – are superior to any others devised by humankind. It was the West that took steps to abolish slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in Africa, where rival tribes sold black prisoners into slavery.”


Ontario Liberals did such a good job fixing hydro prices, they’re now looking at rent control

Expensive rents are next on the provincial government’s list of pocketbook issues it is planning to attack, because everything we want in life should be affordable.

“It is unacceptable that so many Ontarians are faced with housing costs that are rising dramatically. Families on tight budgets are feeling the pinch of a rental market that is struggling to keep up with demand,” Housing Minister Chris Ballard said Thursday. “That’s why my staff are already developing a plan to address unfair rises in rental costs by delivering substantive rent control reform in Ontario as part of an ongoing review of the Residential Tenancies Act.”


Suspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals’ smartphones

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity.


Bannon Reads CAMP OF THE SAINTS

The 1973 novel Camp of the Saints by French writer Jean Raspail needs no introduction to VDARE.com readers. We’ve commented on it numerous times. In case you’re completely new to us, and to patriotic immigration reform, the novel tells of a great fleet of poor Third Worlders coming ashore in France, and the French being overwhelmed by them.

The novel — once again, it dates from 1973, when very few people were thinking about these things — the novel is obviously prescient, given the flood of illegals crossing the Mediterranean this past two years, desperate to escape from their wretched lives under black and Muslim supremacy, dreaming of a good life under white supremacy.


Chelsea Clinton joins expanded Expedia board

Travel service Expedia added to its board the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a public filing posted Friday.

Expedia expanded its board from 13 to 14 members and elected Chelsea Clinton to fill the new position, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


Brian Pallister stresses need for asylum seeker aid amidst health deal clash

While Manitoba and Ottawa continue to fight it out over a new health deal, Premier Brian Pallister hopes those negotiations won’t taint the federal government’s willingness to help the province handle an influx of asylum seekers seeking refuge across its borders.

“That would be a most unfortunate linkage,” he told host Terry Milewski on CBC Radio’s The House, when asked whether holding out on the health care deal could jeopardize federal assistance for dealing with the border issue.


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  • Ron MacDonald

    Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act is responsible for the lack of large or mid size residential apartment buildings being built over the past 30 years.

    • Shebel

      30 years . At least you gave yourself 3 decades of Leeway.

    • tom_billesley

      Some buildings will be taken off the private rental market and let to contractors who provide housing for migrants and are paid with tax dollars by a government with no pressing need for cost control. It’s what’s been happening in Europe.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        That’s what was done with Dixon Road in Toronto with hundreds of Somali “refugees” (now many thousands) about three decades ago. You wouldn’t want to live their nor go outside after dark.

        • jayme

          Our cities are now brimming with vibrancy! Who wouldn’t want their hometown to resemble the great city of Mogadishu, a shining beacon of human greatness and progress … (sort of)?

        • deplorabledave

          Anomie on steroids.

    • canminuteman

      If real estate values are going up more than twenty percent a year as they are in Toronto, it is insane to think that rents can be limited to a 2 percent increase.

      Given the huge number of new condo apartments that have been built in Toronto over the last decade, and given that by some estimates about half of them are being bought by people who rent them out I find it difficult to believe that there is a shortage of rental accommodations.

      The only reason I can come up with is that the government is lying to us about immigration figures and there are a lot more people coming here than they tell us.

    • Yo Mama

      It will not be changed.

      It was the same tenant and poverty groups now complaining to the media who agreed to and supported the exemptions for newer buildings BEFORE they were put into law. These groups did it for two reasons, one to try to support the Liberals to get Ontario government funding which they never did get a decade ago, and to get new housing built.

      Now it is Toronto budget time and they want the free publicity to get more city funding and more memberships for the dues they charge renters. They have gotten more media attention with this issue the past two weeks than they have received the past 10 years.

      If you don’t like this propaganda and live in Toronto (where almost all the government funding comes from for these groups), you could call up your Toronto city councillor and complain about this wasted $400,000 (they want increased to $600,000) in yearly tax payer money to the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations. You can get the politicians contact info at
      http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=c3a83293dc3ef310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

      At one time the City of Toronto used to also give grants to ACORN but I don’t know if they still do.

      • Observer

        The CBC has given that Metro Tenants Association daily coverage for those 2 weeks, and almost as much from the Toronto Star, Metro paper and CityTV, so there is no point complaining to the newspapers unless you want to point out in letters and online comments that in hearings in 2006 that group fully supported the Ontario Liberal government in their law and these exemptions for new housing and only changed their minds recently after supporting this for 10 years!

        • Yo Mama

          Lot’s more info on that radical group at
          http://www.whistlefiles.ch/FMTA/fmta.html

          They were created by the Communist Party of Canada years ago to get more members for the party!
          http://www.whistlefiles.ch/FMTA/metrotenants.html

          Yet they only survive due to our tax money provided for decades by the City of Toronto and not due to membership fees as they evidentially only have under a 1000 members out of more than 1,000,000 Toronto tenants.

          They have been touring the province with former NDP MPP Marchese, CUPE and OPSEU to drum up support for and new members for the NDP. Our tax dollars at work!

          • Observer

            If you want to get nauseous to see where governments waste our money check out the links above.

            It really disgusted me to read about that group and that they are interrelated to the violent Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and all the other dispicable things they do. I have lots more reading, so I am going back to the many documents they have.

            They even have a story about this group supporting Jack Layton and Olivia Chow getting into a government funded co-op instead of a poor family!

          • Ottawa Eyes

            Complain to your Toronto city councillor about that.

            They were warned previously that to get their funding they must not do any partisan activities. I would particularly pick the Liberals on council with the election coming up but avoid Josh Matlow who is one of the slimiest politicians there is and that is saying something.

    • Reader

      That law has only been in effect for 10 years. Before that it was the Mike Harris government law for a decade and presume it was the Bob Rae NDP before that.

      • Ron MacDonald

        It’s been around in various form since the 1980’s. As long as tenants have all the rights developers won’t build. I sold mid and high rise apartment building in the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s. Once Bob became premier the investment market died. The landlord’s rights are listed on the last page Residential Tenancies act; it’s blank.

        • 10Ant

          But that group held a meeting paid for by the city in my building and they told us the city recognizes them as legal experts in these matters and as the official representatives of all the tenants in Toronto.

          They told us that tenants have almost no rights and landlords have all the rights and we need a law far stronger than even the one the Bob Rae put in because he was always really a Liberal.

          And with the apartment licensing they forced Toronto bring in, that will come into effect some time in the next 12 months, that if a landlord does not meet the standards to keep their license they are going to push for the city to seize the property after they take away the license. Then we tenants can run our own buildings and they will all be much better! With Apartment Licensing all will be rainbows and lollipops!

          They also told us we now have 3 ways to protect ourselves from greedy landlords: the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Human Rights Commissions, and in Toronto soon, the Landlord Licensing Bureau.

          They said they are even going to push for a permanent rent freeze until everybody can afford housing!

          • Ron MacDonald

            They are feeding you a bunch of crap, should that take place look forward to another 30 years of no apartment buildings being built.

  • Shebel

    Chelsea Clinton is actually uglier than her Mother

  • Shebel

    And now Kathleen will bring in Rent Control.
    Again.

    • Yo Mama

      It already exists. These two groups just want it to now exist on buildings built after 1991, even though they supported these exemptions a decade ago to get more housing built.

      The Liberals will never do it.

  • tom_billesley

    Tim Farron, leader of the dwindling UK Liberal Democrats, at their spring conference today will accuse Theresa May of ‘pursuing same AGGRESSIVE agenda as Trump, Putin & Le Pen’.
    http://linkis.com/www.express.co.uk/ne/BCnyj
    He does realize that outside of the room, that’ll only increase her support?

  • tom_billesley

    Ethics expert at the British Medical Association (BMA) says that women should be able to have abortions if their child is the “wrong” sex.
    http://linkis.com/www.express.co.uk/ne/BCnyj

    • jayme

      The “wrong sex”, hmm? They mean girls, of course, but that wimp Savage (good name for her) would never say it. More evidence of the growing enrichment in Western society from Islam.

      But let’s take her reasoning and run with it – lots of interesting things follow. Criminal justice departments insist on charging a suspect with two counts of homicide when a pregnant woman is murdered, the barbarians. But according to Savage, a human has been murdered, along with a “potential” human and the crimes are therefore quite different (if the second even is a crime – it clearly isn’t if performed in a doctor’s office with the permission of the woman). Surely, some other offense needs to be dreamed up for these sorts of cases: causing bodily harm to a potential human, or something of that sort.

  • ontario john

    And now the Sunday Toronto Star. Editorial page has ground breaking story by Bob Rae on how wonderful Trudeau is. Trudeau is a genius! Story on how evil the conservatives are, and a story how wonderful that the peasants were put in their place in Holland. No word on how the retired publisher is doing with his new government job.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Cute!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Carleton should bring back the scales but people should be able to have them display whatever number they like.

    • k2

      It’s a wonder that that hasn’t been suggested for examinations yet – think of how unsafe students must feel being judged like that. It must be especially hard on minority students who already have to put up with the continual stress of the white patriarchy. This abuse needs to stop.

  • DMB

    The Liberals are the one’s primarily responsible for the massive rise in housing prices. From green belt legislation to mass immigration to allowing foreign speculators to buy housing in Canada without any financial penalty. Now the market in large parts of Ontario is purely driven by speculators pushing housing prices further up far greater than the cost of inflation. For example Niagara region housing prices are increasing at a faster rate than in Hamilton despite the fact that few people in Niagara region are commuting to Toronto, Mississauga area for work. Bringing in rent control to housing built after 1991 when housing prices are rising faster than the cost of inflation won’t solve the problem but make things worse!

  • canminuteman

    Priceless Gainsborough painting that featured in Bond film Skyfall is SLASHED in an attack at the National Gallery by suspect who ‘claimed he had a bomb’

    From the Daily Mail – not allowing comments.

  • Art Deco

    The problem in the Netherlands and elsewhere in what’s left of Europe is that the resistance is insufficient. In France, they’re likely to end up with the worst possible option for the maintenance of territorial sovereignty, Emmanuel Macron. Macron has no party organization, so the ministry may end up being controlled by parliamentarians from Les Republicains and he may be appropriately gelded. If France is fortunate.

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  • kkruger71

    Not saying it’s enough but there certainly is something to be said about Wilders shifting the debate. Similar to Preston Manning and the Reform party and a lot of Canadian issues, even if he just becomes popular enough to force other parties to adopt some of his platform and policies it at least is a shift in the right direction and allows the public to actually debate issues that were completely ignored by the established parties prior to their rise.

  • Malcolm Y

    If they look at the NYC rent control mess and the heavy building restrictions in Cali/San Fran they would know in the former no one will build new apts and in the latter no one can build more apts so the price goes up. (In NYC they keep recycling the limited non-rent controlled, legacy, structures)

    If the price is high it will encourage builders to build more. Simple.