Continental Breakfast

Canada drops asylum seekers hijab questionnaire

Canada has suspended the use of a questionnaire that appeared to single out Muslim asylum seekers crossing into the country.

The Mounties used the form to screen refugee claimants entering into Quebec from the US.

Public Safety Canada says the document was “inappropriate and inconsistent with government policy”.

Weinstein allegations are not the first stories ‘spiked’ by media

Many people seem shocked by claims from a former New York Times reporter who says the newspaper sat on her 2004 information exposing alleged sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (The Times told Newsweek they would have only withheld information for good reason.)

The Weinstein question aside, I can tell you that every day, in newsrooms around the country, stories are killed because powerful people know how to get them killed.

Canada’s Catalonia? Careful Ottawa, western alienation is beginning to rear its head again

It was not at all helpful that the less-than-affable Montreal mayor, Denis Coderre, declared it a “victory for Canada” when TransCanada withdrew its licence application for Energy East, a pipeline project that actually would have provided market-diversification benefits to the national economy. It would be no different than if the mayor of, say, Winnipeg — home to a Boeing plant — declared it a Canadian victory after the U.S. Commerce Department slapped on two import duties on Quebec’s heavily subsidized Bombardier planes.

EXCLUSIVE: A First-Hand Account From A Soldier Who Served With Bowe Bergdahl

The following is a first hand account from a soldier who served with Bowe Bergdahl. His submission is posted here, in it’s entirety. Not one word has been altered. The few typos remain. This soldier was one of those who signed a nondisclosure agreement in the wake of Bergdahl’s disappearance. He has opted to remain anonymous. – Renee Nal

Like it or not, we need a ‘nudge’ to make better choices

The Nobel Prize for economics, like its subject, runs on controversy. You won’t find here the heated debates about whether Bob Dylan is really a writer, but many laureates – New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is one – arouse as much ire as admiration. Economists are like medieval theologians, coming to mental blows over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

The latest winner, the University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler, is a case in point. With colleague Cass Sunstein, a prolific jurist and former White House “regulation czar,” he popularized the notion of “choice architecture,” otherwise known as a nudge. In the 2008 book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, they argued that government has a responsibility to create mechanisms by which citizens will make better choices.

  • Brett McS

    Interesting interview with the French President, Macrón. Rather more than just a pretty boy, unlike *some* we could mention.

  • ontario john

    And now the Saturday Toronto Star. Editorial that Trudeau is wonderful, but needs to promote more socialism. Standard collection of whiny indian stories, including a story that all chemical and oil refineries need to be shut down in Sarnia, because the smell bothers whiny indians. Large story on the genocide of muslims in Burma. Heather Mallick talks about her vagina again, as she explains how men and women are always trying to have sex with her. Wynne is going to win the next election because she is wonderful. Trump is Hitler, Islam is wonderful, and Islamophobia is running rampant across Canada.

    • BillyHW

      No article from Michael Coren about the wonders of gay sex?

    • Bla Bla

      Time to outlaw the toronto star.

  • tom_billesley

    Crimea, the poisoned chalice.
    Russia’s FSB Detains Six Crimean Tatars Accused Of Being Hizb ut-Tahrir Members

  • BillyHW
    • Bla Bla

      Such a whore that one. Should be in prison for all of her mischief she committed on behalf of jug ears – but as usual – prison is only for us commoners.

  • tom_billesley

    Expecting people to be quiet in libraries is xenophobic, classist and racist is the view of social-democratic city councillor Roger Mogert in Stockholm.
    Conservatives try to transform libraries into mausoleums for books while simultaneously repelling non-readers.
    Roger Mogert also points out that a new library will be opened in the southern suburb of Östberga, Stockholm. It will probably not be a particularly well-visited or quiet library, he says. But it does not matter. The important thing is that “young guys” from non-academic homes can stay there.

    • There’s going to be an extensive foreign language section on ‘engineering’.

  • tom_billesley

    Woman jailed over London July 21 2005 bomb plot given high-profile council job

    Mulumebet Girma, 33, rose through the ranks and was even put on the cover of a council magazine after failing to disclose her criminal past when applying for the position.
    The Ethiopian former model was jailed in 2008 for 10 years for helping brother-in-law Hussain Osman flee after his plot to kill Tube passengers, two weeks after the July 7 attacks killed 52 people.

    Girma became a systems and performance analyst in the housing department, and was a “poster girl” for the council, which put her on the cover of Southwark Housing News to promote an apprenticeship scheme. She failed to disclose her criminal past when applying for the position. Details of her convictions are easily discoverable online with a simple search. Carrying out such a search would be islamophobia.

    There are concerns that the council had “outsourced” a lot of its HR work in recent years.Who to, the local mosque committee?

  • Mickey Oberman

    Based on the abysmal, history of Muslim “asylum seekers”, “refugees” and multitudes of other Muslims with sad sounding titles and stories who have inundated and are overrunning and destroying numerous formerly happy, democratic countries, Canada is fully justified in the full and total examinations of all Islamic persons and those with any history or connection with Islam, wishing to enter our, so far, relatively safe country.
    Leave it to the Muslim Trudeau and his adoring, mindless, celebrity seekers our Canada will very soon become yet another Germany, Sweden, Holland, France, Belgium, UK and others who are tallying up the great increases in rape, murder, violence, destruction and any and all other criminal acts.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Thaler’s primary assertion is that people should not be given any choice. They should be carefully coerced to do what Mother Government demands.

    • Jabberwokk

      Why are the government the one’s who don’t need to be nudged to make the right choices? The government is made out of the same flawed humans as the rest of the country. If only there was some incorruptible higher ‘court’ in which anyone could appeal too……

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Thaler is the fourth Jew to win a Nobel Prize this year. Together, their names sound like a law firm. “Victimized by medical malpractice? The firm of Barish, Weiss, Rosash and Thaler will get you the big settlement you deserve.”

  • Dave

    “western alienation is beginning to rear its head again” F*ck that! We should be shouting from the rooftops! Let it be known that the eastern so-called elite and the parasitic quebec will NOT be our masters!

    • Bla Bla

      Indeed, but if you continue to vote in socialist/marxists, there will be no separation from the soul sucking, resource consuming, virtue signalling criminal east.

  • JoKeR
  • Bla Bla

    Maybe it’s high time to ‘nudge’ the marxist filth into prison – before they get even more emboldened. But who am I kidding myself, until marxism is seen as a murderous idiology that it so deserves, a good percentage of foolish canadians will fall under its siren call and continue to elect clowns to power that seek to imprison them. Don’t be surprised though if you ‘nudge’ me and I kick you back in the nuts.