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‘We are getting robbed blind’: Billboards call for Alberta to separate

Anti-Ottawa sentiment in Alberta has reached new heights with the installation of two billboard advertisements in high-visibility locations.

The ads have recently been put on display in Calgary and Edmonton. They ask the question “Should Alberta ditch Canada?” and link to Alberta Fights Back, a website promoting a province-wide referendum on separation.

“We are sick and tired,” campaign director Peter Downing told CTV Calgary.


Hunters shoot at French vegan animal rights protesters who stepped in front of stag to try and save it

This is the moment hunters purportedly shot at vegan animal rights activists as they tried to save a stag in France.

The clip, filmed in Castelnau-de-Montmiral in southern France’s Tarn department, shows campaigners trying to put themselves between the exhausted animal and a pack of dogs.

At one point gunshots can be heard in the footage before one of the activists shouts ‘he is firing at us with a rifle, the b*****d!’


Lesbians more likely to be fat as experts find sexuality is linked to health

Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women, research has shown for the first time, as experts said sexual identity should now be viewed as a health risk factor.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 12 British national health surveys involving more than 93,000 people which recorded body mass index (BMI) and sexuality and found a striking link between weight and sexual orientation.

For women, being gay increased the odds of them being overweight by 41 per cent, an increased overall risk of 14 per cent. It means that you would expect an extra eight gay women of an unhealthy size in every 100 compared to heterosexual women (65% compared with 57%).


Black market pot sales booming in wake of legalization: Cops

The federal Liberals legalized recreational cannabis in Canada last year promising it would inject billions into government coffers and eliminate the black market, among other things.

However, with so much money to be made, street-level dealers are still shooting one another and another big pot bust north of the city shows illegal weed sales continue to boom.


Can Wilson-Raybould claim solicitor-client privilege over SNC-Lavalin if she officially wasn’t a lawyer at the time?

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was not formally a lawyer in the eyes of the legal profession at the time the decision was made to continue with the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on charges of fraud and corruption, CBC News has learned.

For some, that calls into question her decision to cite solicitor-client privilege in refusing to comment on the specifics of the growing controversy over the Quebec-based engineering firm’s criminal case.

Meanwhile the Globe is claiming… Wilson-Raybould told cabinet SNC-Lavalin pressure was improper

Former attorney-general voiced concerns in Tuesday meeting about officials pressing her to order a settlement; company said in wake of prosecutor’s Sept. 4 decision that it could move to Britain


First post-SNC-Lavalin polls look bad for Jussie Trudeau as story continues to fall apart

The fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair is only beginning to rain down on Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government but it seems to be having an impact — one that could put the Liberals on track to defeat in this fall’s federal election.

The controversy surrounding allegations about political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, a major Quebec-based engineering firm, and the subsequent demotion and resignation from cabinet of former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould (followed by the resignation of the prime minister’s principal secretary, Gerry Butts), is evolving on a daily basis.


Racist felon Jussie Smollett arrested

CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett surrendered to authorities Thursday morning after he was charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that Smollett is in custody after surrendering to authorities after 5 a.m. Police said they would conduct a news conference at 9 a.m. Smollett is expected to appear in bond court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

If the Feds elect to pursue the ‘powdered substance” laced ‘Hate Letter’ Jussie may be facing serious time.


More than 150 British children at risk of radicalisation are dealt with in family courts amid a wave of returning ISIS jihadi brides

Officials have been forced to take action in more than 150 cases where children were in danger of being radicalised, figures show.

The family courts – which have powers to take youngsters into care – have seen a wave of cases driven by returning jihadi mothers, a report revealed.

The ground-breaking study by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), an influential security think-tank, concluded Islamic State bride Shamima Begum is likely to see her Syria-born son Jerah removed from her care if she manages to return to Britain.


“Newcastle man” appears in court charged with inciting terror attack in Germany

A man accused of plotting a terrorist bomb attack in the UK has appeared in court charged with inciting an atrocity in Germany.

Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, was arrested in December last year after he allegedly bought “explosive pre-cursors” online.

Last week, he was charged with inciting two people to commit a terror attack in Germany following a joint investigation between UK and German police.


How many IS foreign fighters are left in Iraq and Syria?

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals have travelled to Syria and neighbouring Iraq to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group.

With the end of the IS territorial “caliphate” imminent, the US has led calls to repatriate the hundreds of men women and children who have been detained on the battlefield. However, many countries have so far been reluctant to do so.


Does the Jussie Smollett case really end with the Nigerians?

…Smollett’s mom, Janet Smollett, is reportedly good friends with 1960s radical Angela Davis, and Davis mentored the young Jussie throughout much of his life.  Davis, a communist, is a political celebrity on the far left, with an image second only to that of Che Guevara.  Academic honors are still being showered on her, and leftist luminaries always look to have their picture with hers.  Rest assured, she’s connected with today’s Democrats as one of their radicals manqué.  I can’t see her not being able to get a phone call through to some of them.

True if crazy.


Thirteen years later, pizza-shop owner deported after fabricating allegations against Liberal MP is back in Canada

For 13 years Harjit Singh had tried to avoid deportation, but it was his final, desperate bid to stay in Canada that made him the leading man in a bizarre political drama.

Levelling allegations he later admitted were fabricated, Singh brought down a federal cabinet minister — Judy Sgro — and caused weeks of heartburn for Paul Martin’s Liberal government of the early 2000s. It was to no avail.