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Roy Green: Justin Trudeau’s tour little more than manipulation

Canada’s Prime Minister has stumbled. Badly.

Justin Trudeau stands convicted of multiple ethics violations. Trudeau generated national anger over his decision to write a $10.5 million compensation cheque to Omar Khadr, who was involved in a 2002 firefight that killed U.S. Army medic Christopher Speer and also blinded Speer’s platoon-mate Sgt. Layne Morris.

In past weeks Mr. Trudeau’s most recent expectation is largely receiving a two thumbs down response nationally. The Prime Minister is calling on Canadians, clear video evidence of ISIS atrocities notwithstanding, to support his position that fellow citizens who in violation of criminal law made their way to the Middle East to sign on with the genocidal terrorist cult should, if following the military defeat of the so-called Islamic State, be able to return to Canada. No pursuit of imprisonment.


Caitlyn Jenner to Give Speech Praising Israel in March

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, will deliver a speech at a pro-Israel gala in March, praising Israel’s human rights record and specifically its tolerance toward transgender individuals.

Jenner is to receive the “Champion of Israel and LGBTQ Rights Award” at the annual awards dinner of the World Values Network, a non-profit organization run by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.


Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver

Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries. Yet, when asked how their news media are doing on reporting different political issues fairly, people are far more mixed in their sentiments, with many saying their media do not deliver. And, in many countries, there are sharp political differences in views of the media – with the largest gap among Americans.


Feel Like The World Is Ending? Climate Change Emoji Are Here To Help

There’s a new way to convey all of your lingering fears about the fate of the planet and humanity. A team of artists created a set of climate change emoji—dubbed Climoji.

The climate change emoji depict dying animals, methane-emitting cows, food waste, plastic-filled fish, forest fires and even people drowning. It is a grim picture, but a picture that is largely described in scientific literature of what the future holds if humans don’t make concerted efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions (among other efforts) to halt or at least slow climate change.


This lone-wolf operative is shaping Ontario’s political discourse

A day after it was announced that many of Ontario’s remaining community newspapers were being shut down, Jeff Ballingall was sitting in a downtown Toronto coffee joint explaining how he intended to step into the void.

This was preposterous, on its face. Mr. Ballingall has little experience in traditional media, nor interest in objective journalism. He’s a 32-year-old former political staffer and employee of the short-lived Sun News Network who now produces Facebook-friendly videos and memes, under the moniker Ontario Proud, which mostly just attack or mock Premier Kathleen Wynne and sometimes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Often that’s through crude caricatures, sometimes scarcely pegged to the news: Recent examples include a cartoon of Ms. Wynne literally burning money, and a photo of her walking through the snow with the caption “It’s so cold today, Wynne has her hands in her own pockets for once.”



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