The Trump administration is weighing an executive order on withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a source familiar with the plans.
The measure is in draft form and has been submitted to the White House staff secretary for the final stages of review, the source said. The order could be unveiled later this week or early next week, and changes could be made during the review process.
Canada’s forest industry felt the slap of the countervailing duties they were bracing for late Monday, with confirmation out of Washington that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation has once again concluded that softwood lumber imports are unfairly subsidized.
Canadian lumber imports are expected to face new duties ranging from three to 24 per cent, starting next week.
The chairman of the Senate’s national security committee, which has studied terrorist threats to Canada, said that keeping passport offices secure has to be part of a larger conversation about how to keep people safe in public spaces. Conservative Sen. Daniel Lang said there are some 60 individuals in Canada who went abroad to join a terrorist group, and the country’s spy agency is tracking 218 counter-terrorism targets in Canada.
“Some of these individuals … mean to cause significant harm and even mass murder,” Lang said.
Farah Mohamed Shirdon & Tarek Sakr – Muslim Terrorists and Poster Children for Justin Trudeau’s Islam
Once thought killed while fighting alongside ISIS forces in Iraq, a Calgarian is now one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorists.
In a decision by the U.S. State Department, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, 24, of Calgary, has been dubbed a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”
Filed last month by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the decision was published on April 19 and said the former Calgary man is a risk to national security.
“I hereby determine that the individual known as Farah Mohamed Shirdon … has committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States,” the decision read.
RCMP in Alberta laid terrorism charges against 24-year-old Farah Mohamed Shirdon in 2015, including participation in the activity of a terrorist group and instructing others to carry out terrorist activity.
The decision also added Canadian Tarek Sakr to the most-wanted list, believed to be part of a group of Quebecers who left for Syria between 2011 and 2012.
Last Friday evening, as Mounties arrested a Saskatchewan woman as part of a human smuggling investigation, U.S. border patrol agents moved in on the woman’s husband, a Nigerian citizen and another Canadian on the North Dakota side of the border.
So far, authorities have released few details about how these individuals fell under suspicion and whether other arrests could follow. But a senior U.S. border official said Thursday the growing numbers of migrants seeking to jump the border has everyone on high alert.
“It’s on everybody’s radar,” said Alan Zeitvogel, acting division chief of operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Grand Forks, N.D.
On Wednesday, authorities announced that Michelle Omoruyi, 43, of Regina, was facing rare human smuggling charges after she was stopped by RCMP last Friday evening driving a vehicle near the border with nine foreign nationals from West Africa.
It was late into the night of the 2016 presidential election. Or was it technically the early hours of the morning after? Mark Nykanen was up watching what had not yet been made official, but was certain: Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States.
The next morning, he and his wife Lucinda Taylor woke up and knew it was time. Within a couple of hours, they made the decision. Within a couple of weeks, their house in The Dalles, Oregon, an hour and a half east of Portland, was on the market.
“I just made up my mind,” said Taylor, 56. “And as soon as I made the decision I felt safer.”
The couple is heading to Canada for political reasons – and not for the first time. In 2003, appalled by George W Bush’s order to invade Iraq, they abandoned their lives in the US for a new start in Nelson, British Columbia.
So now we have serial “Move to Canada” Americans? How convenient.
A Regina woman is facing charges after a four-month investigation into human smuggling.
On Friday, RCMP stopped nine foreign nationals on the Canadian border between the North Portal, N.D., and Northgate ports of entry.
The next day, police arrested Michelle Omoruyi, 43, in Regina. She has been charged with one count of human smuggling under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling.
You’ve heard the news, we’ve reported it for months, that fearing the Trumpster, migrants are flooding to the Canadian border into Prime Minister Trudeau’s waiting and welcoming arms.
Here we have PBS interviewing a couple of Africans who feared if they stayed in the US, Trump would be rounding them up to return them to Africa. Their tales of woe are transparently and obviously fishy!
On April 12, 2017, opposition MPs grilled Prime Minister Trudeau on aviation security following a report aired on the Quebec French-language station TVA which claimed that four employees at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, one of whom had access to runways and was investigated by police, were stripped of their security clearance due to concerns of radicalization and support for the Islamic State.
Just as most nations are closing their doors to refugees and migrants worldwide, one stands alone holding the door wide open for the overflow from the world’s conflicts; Canada. The Trudeau administration has just announced it will take in another 10,000 Syrian refugees as quickly as possible, regardless of cost or consequence.
That’s how federal Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole describes the “terrible” response from Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to an Afghan interpreter’s fear of assassination for serving Canada’s troops.