Category Archives: Canada

Terror Trial: Jury deciding fate of Muslims to be sequestered next week

The jury hearing the trial of a young couple (Yes a nice young couple who wanted to join ISIS, how charming) facing terrorism charges at the Montreal courthouse will be sequestered next week.

Closing arguments in the lengthy trial came to an end on Friday after defence lawyer Charles Benmouyal argued the Crown had failed to prove the couple, Sabrine Djermane, 21, and El Mahdi Jamali, 20, were doing anything more than planning to get married, against the wishes of their parents, and were preparing to travel to Greece together.


Toronto to get Diversity Bollards!

Vehicle barriers to be installed at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square

Toronto city council wants to hold more consultations before considering beefing up security measures at City Hall.

Council did, however, approve new vehicle mitigation measures for Nathan Phillips Square during its meeting on Friday.

Perimeter posts will be installed to help protect the public if a vehicle were to mount the curb and target a crowd of people.

I bet they leave a gap for electric vehicles.


Canada: Liberals remove condemnation of “barbaric cultural practices” like FGM from citizenship study guide

Canada’s Liberal government has removed condemnation of “barbaric cultural practices” like Muslim honor killings and female genital mutilation from the study guide used to complete the Canadian citizenship exam.

The Canadian Press has obtained a copy of the soon-to-be-released guide and noted extensive revisions.

The reference to “getting a job” as an obligation of Canadian citizenship has also been excised. The previous Conservative government reworked the document in 2011 when Jason Kenney was immigration minister


Trudeau aiming to make gender equality a major theme when Canada hosts G7 summit

The Liberal government is planning to make gender equality a major theme of its G7 presidency, which includes hosting the summit in La Malbaie, Que.

That would include putting the whole event through gender-based analysis, which involves thinking about how a certain policy might affect men and women, or boys and girls, in different ways, along with taking age, income, culture, ethnicity and other intersecting factors into account.


Canada dumps Boeing fighter jet deal over trade dispute with US

Plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets have been scrapped by the Canadian government due to the deepening dispute with the US aerospace company, sources told Reuters.

According to the sources, next week Ottawa will announce it intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australian F-18 jets. It’s the same type of plane the Royal Canadian Air Force currently operates.