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Canadastan: City denies permit for anti-sharia rally; Parade bans float protesting sharia law

A free-speech rally did not take place in Grande Prairie on Saturday because the city cancelled its permit.

A local group called Concerned Canadians for Canadian Values had planned a “free speech rally opposing (the) M-103 Islamophobia motion” at the Muskoseepi Park amphitheatre. However, the group’s organizer, Michael Carriere, was notified by email on Thursday the permit had been cancelled. City Manager Robert Nicolay told Carriere the event could be a threat to public safety.

Is the radical left bringing down President Trump or bringing down the country?

The fact is, groups like Antifa need the threat of white supremacists in order to justify their existence. When they cannot find any Ku Klux Klan rallies to protest against—a common problem, since there are so very few actual members of the kkk in existence—they condemn libertarians and free-speech advocates as fascists. There are many more Americans who believe that the liberties of individuals should not be overwhelmed by the government and who believe in free speech and other constitutional rights. If Antifa can paint these individuals as white supremacists, the “threat” that they pose—and therefore the need for Antifa—becomes much greater.

Sweden: Man sentenced for eating bacon in front of Muslims

A 53-year-old man from Stockholm has been convicted of offensive behaviour, as he among other things ate bacon in front of three women in hijab on a commuter train.

It was on a commuter train in Stockholm, that the man began to eat bacon in front of three veiled women, reports

MacEwan University defrauded of $11.8M in online phishing scam

An Edmonton university was defrauded of $11.8 million after staff failed to call one of its vendors to verify whether emails requesting a change in banking information were legitimate.

MacEwan University discovered the fraud on Aug. 23 after the legitimate vendor, a construction company, called to ask why it hadn’t been paid.

Three payments were made to the fraudulent account: one on Aug. 10 for $1.9 million; another on Aug. 17 for $22,000 and a third on Aug. 19 for $9.9 million.

Disneyland Paris Apologizes After Telling Little Boy He Couldn’t Participate in ‘Princess for a Day’ Event

Disneyland Paris is apologizing after denying a 3-year-old boy the opportunity to participate in the park’s “Princess for a Day” experience.

Noah, a bona fide fan of Disney’s “Frozen” and Princess Elsa, was looking forward to traveling to the Disneyland Hotel for a princess makeover, Hayley McLean-Glass, the boy’s mother, wrote in an open letter to the theme park, shared on her blog.

McLean-Glass originally planned to give her son the makeover for a Christmas gift.