Continental Breakfast

Canadians prioritize border security over aid to those crossing illegally

Will the slow-but-steady stream of asylum-seekers crossing the border illegally grow into a roaring flood this summer? Canadian officials have downplayed this possibility, but a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds a substantial portion of the Canadian public anticipating such a surge, and worried about the potential security risks that might be associated with it.

Asked whether their country should put more emphasis on assisting the new arrivals walking across the border in places like Emerson, Man., and Lacolle, Que., or on monitoring and patrolling the border to deter future crossings, nearly three-quarters of Canadians (72%) prefer a focus on border security.

Same-sex couples can now foster children in Nebrasaka

A former state policy that banned gay couples from becoming foster parents was the same as a “whites only” employment sign, the Nebraska Supreme Court wrote in a ruling released on Friday that affirmed a lower court’s decision.

The ruling comes four years after three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against Nebraska, arguing that a 1995 state policy prohibiting gay couples from being foster care parents and adopting wards of the state is unconstitutional.

New poll offers a snapshot of how Canadians view different religions

A new Religious Trends poll conducted by Ipsos in February revealed that while a majority of Canadians view Christianity and Buddhism favourably, some religions are viewed in a less positive light.

Of the 1,515 Canadian adults who participated in the poll, 68% held a generally favourable view of Christianity and 58% viewed Buddhism in a favourable light. Roughly half of those surveyed viewed Judaism and Hinduism positively, but the number dropped dramatically when asked about Sikhism (38%) and Islam (33%).

UK: Brexit group Leave Means Leave calls for “five-year ban on unskilled workers” immigrating

This would be a good start for Britain, yet while the main concern discussed there about migration is the economy, let’s not forget the politically incorrect truth about the threat of jihad terrorism from Muslim migrants and the shocking sex assaults on up to a million British girls by Muslim grooming gangs, which led Rotherham’s Labour MP Sarah Champion to describe the situation as a “national disaster” and “demanding a taskforce to fight the horror.” But news about all that has gone rather quiet. This is no surprise, since many reports failed to even mention that Muslims were involved, while others were blunt in stating that “white girls are seen as easy meat by Pakistani rapists.”

‘Concerned students’ want free shuttle to mosque

The list, which is divided into four categories, includes many of the demands commonly made by students at other schools—such as gender-neutral restrooms, hiring “more faculty and staff of color,” and establishing “a comprehensive racial and ethnic awareness and inclusion curriculum”—but also features some unique additions.

“Establish and fund a bi-monthly shuttle service for students to visit the Masjed Abubakr Al-Siddiq in Rochester, MN, free of charge,” states one such request, referring to a mosque that is located an hour and a half away from campus.

Rice claim on Syria chemical weapons gets ‘four Pinocchios’

Former Obama official Susan Rice’s claim just a few months ago that the Assad regime “voluntarily and verifiably” gave up its chemical weapons stockpile earned a full rebuke from a prominent fact-checker on Monday in the wake of last week’s chemical attack.

The Washington Post fact-checker gave the former national security adviser a rating of “four Pinocchios” — the worst rating on their truth scale.

‘I’m Gonna Finish What Hitler Started,’ ‘That Jew Better Run’ Among Social Media Comments by Cleveland Students

According to the report, compiled by Canary Mission – which anonymously monitors anti-American, anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on US college campuses — the remarks were made by current and former students affiliated with branches of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Arab Student Union (ASU) at the Cleveland schools.

Caitlyn Jenner has undergone sex reassignment surgery

Nearly two years after publicly announcing her transition from male to female, Caitlyn Jenner has undergone sex reassignment surgery and tells the world about the decision in her upcoming memoir, a new report claims.

“The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated,” Jenner reportedly writes in “The Secrets of My Life,” out April 25 (as excerpted by RadarOnline).

The former Olympian reportedly underwent the below-the-belt surgery in January of this year.

Jian Ghomeshi launches podcast project called ’The Ideation Project’

Disgraced former downtown darling Jian Ghomeshi has emerged from his long exile.

Ghomeshi – whose bright career imploded in a tidal wave of lurid headlines – launched an online music and podcast series on Monday.

The Ideation Project is described as “a creative adventure with the aim of taking a bigger picture view on newsworthy issues and culture.”

It debuted with a six-minute monologue called – appropriately enough – Exiles that asks “what does it mean to feel like you have no homeland?”

‘We haven’t missed you’: Twitter rejects Jian Ghomeshi’s new project

Social media users had their knives out for former radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s new podcast project as soon as he announced it on Twitter on Monday.

Ghomeshi used the first tweet from his new Twitter account to tout “The Ideation Project,” sparking a torrent of angry responses.

“Hi. For those interested, here is something I’ve been working on,” Ghomeshi tweeted.

There was very little nuance to people’s reactions on Twitter. Most simply didn’t want to see anything from Ghomeshi.

Germany’s new normal: Muslim boys “find their identity” beating Jews

A shocking story of a 14-year-old Berlin boy enduring beatings from Muslim classmates when it became known he was Jewish, emerged one day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed calls to introduce a law regulating Muslim religious practices.

The boy had been subjected to punches, kicks, and threatened with a replica gun in a campaign of intimidation by Muslim pupils who told him, “Muslims hate Jews. All Jews are murderers.”

Justin Trudeau’s One Day Work Week

Three weeks ago, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government quietly released a discussion paper on possible changes that would largely strip the opposition of its power to hold the Prime Minister and his government accountable.

…the change that is getting the most attention is the proposal to reduce the Prime Minister’s obligation to answer questions in the House of Commons to just one day per week.