Category Archives: Canada

Trump administration weighing order to withdraw from NAFTA

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.

U.S. imposes preliminary duties up to 24% on ‘subsidized’ Canadian softwood lumber

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.

Terrorism concerns lead to security changes at passport offices

What an ass.

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.

The cost of Islam just keeps rising.

Quick Justin sic Malala on em! Two Muslim terrorists from Canada added to U.S. most-wanted list

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.

Husband of Regina woman accused of human smuggling arrested along with another Canadian

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.

Illegal crossings are increasing and feds still don’t have a plan

The number of illegal border crossings into Canada has drastically increased from January to March, official data released by the federal government on Wednesday reveals.

Let’s hope this finally spurs some government action on this brewing crisis.

In March there were 877 of what’s referred to as RCMP interceptions — when someone is caught crossing illegally at a spot that isn’t an official port of entry.

These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don’t regret it

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.

Regina woman charged with human smuggling after 9 foreign nationals intercepted at Canada-U.S. border

​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.

Omoruyi… West African name, “respect from God”

Fishy, fishy, fishy! PBS relates tall tales from US to Canada border-crossers!

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!

Conservative MPs on aviation security: “Trudeau is taking us for fools”

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.

Canada says it needs more Syrian refugees

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.

Supreme Court will not hear Shafia’s appeal in honour killings

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of a man convicted of murdering his three sisters and another woman.

Hamed Shafia had asked the top court for leave to appeal, arguing new evidence showing he was a youth at the time of the deaths should not have been dismissed.

On Friday, the SCC announced it will not hear the appeal, as usual giving no reason for the decision.