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Illegal immigrants to be given $1bn for healthcare under contentious new California Democratic proposal

California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal.

The proposal, announced on Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers, would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.


Montreal moves to ban sale of sugary drinks inside city buildings

Montreal is moving to ban the sale of sugary drinks in all of its municipal buildings and one of the city councillors behind the initiative hopes other communities will follow suit.

A motion that was passed this week aims to prohibit soda, sports drinks and other sweetened beverages from being sold at municipal installations such as administrative buildings, libraries and arenas.


Ontarians should brace for bigger – and costlier – government

With the recent release of the Progressive Conservative platform, People’s Guarantee, and the Liberal government’s 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review last month, Ontarians have a better sense of what will follow next year’s provincial election – the continuance of big government.

The most important way to gauge the breadth and depth of government activity is a government’s spending as a share of the economy.


ISIS Threatens National Cathedral in Fiery Propaganda Image

Islamic State supporters issued a new Christmas-themed threat showing the National Cathedral in Washington in flames, with a camouflage-clad jihadist wielding a rifle standing in front of the Gothic structure.

The poster circulating among ISIS channels photoshops the photo of the church used on its Wikipedia page.

The text warning on the image is of a city just attacked this past week, though: “Wait for us: We meet at Christmas in New York… soon.”


Trudeau’s Approval Rating Falls Into Negative Territory For First Time In Angus Reid Poll

For the first time since the 2015 election, the Angus Reid poll shows more Canadians disapprove of Trudeau than approve.
While the Trudeau Liberals recently won 3 out of 4 by-elections, there are signs that their growing ethical controversies and failures are starting to take a toll.



 

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