Continental Breakfast

Trudeau Dodges Question On Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

Trudeau loves talking about human rights, but his approval of arms sales to Saudi Arabia shows his rhetoric to be nothing but lies.

As more and more evidence emerges that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian-made armoured vehicles against civilians – which is a violation of Canadian law – Justin Trudeau’s government has been dragging out an investigation for over a month and a half.

Despite campaigning against arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Trudeau has approved them while in office, another example of his endless hypocrisy.


Quebec corruption unit arrests seven — including former councillor — in connection to kickback scheme

Seven people, including a former high-ranking Montreal city councillor, were arrested Tuesday and charged with running a kickback scheme whereby engineering companies would be awarded city contracts in exchange for political donations and other favours.

The investigation was conducted by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit, known as UPAC, which said in a news release it targeted about 30, mainly engineering contracts valued at $160 million, awarded by the City of Montreal between 2001-09.


 

Canada not ready for second-wave of asylum seekers, union head warns

Canada is not ready to handle a second wave of Latin American asylum seekers who may already be starting to flee the United States, says the head of Canada’s border-guard union.

The federal government revealed Tuesday that 5,712 refugee claimants had arrived in Canada in the month of August alone—an 82 per cent jump from July.

But Customs and Immigration Union president Jean-Pierre Fortin said there has been an ominous change in the demographics.

Not enough Muslims!


Controversial Islamophobia study by House of Commons committee begins

Phase two begins this week in the House of Commons’ politically charged debate over combating Islamophobia in Canada.

The heritage committee starts a study on Monday on systemic racism and religious discrimination in Canada.

It was mandated as part of a motion condemning Islamophobia that passed last spring.


Members of Black Lives Matter block busy downtown intersection to protest deportation of new mom

Members of Black Lives Matter- Toronto blocked traffic at a busy downtown intersection during rush hour this morning to protest the deportation of a new mother.

Protesters blocked off the entire intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets for about 20 minutes shortly after 8 a.m., holding signs and chanting “Let Beverly Stay.”


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