Category Archives: Canada

Help CBC News investigate political ads on Facebook

CBC is asking readers to help it track political ads on Facebook by installing a browser extension created by ProPublica, a non-profit, investigative news organization based in the U.S.. Facebook Political Ad Collector allows users to flag the ads they see in their feeds as political and submit them to a database that CBC News will use to research stories.


Deportation hearing begins for alleged ISIS supporter arrested in B.C.

An RCMP officer testified Monday that he had found “clear support” for the so-called Islamic State in the online posts of Othman Ayed Hamdan, a B.C. resident facing deportation.

At the start of a hearing to decide whether Hamdan should be deported as a danger to Canada’s security, Const. Tarek Mokdad said the Facebook posts were a “cause for concern.”

“I found clear support for the Islamic State,” Const. Mokdad, a member of the RCMP’s national security division, testified at the Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.

No worry, Justin will write him a cheque.


GUNTER: Notley’s latest move in Trans Mountain fight a hollow threat

Monday, the Alberta government introduced legislation that would give the provincial Energy minister power to turn down the taps on natural resource shipments to British Columbia.

The average price for a litre of regular gasoline in downtown Vancouver was $1.49 on Monday. Ha! Take that you West Coast tree-huggers! See how much you like it when it hits $1.80 or $2.00, or more.


On behalf of Trudeau, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid honoured pro- Assad, Intifada activists

On April 14, 2018, the Palestine House held its annual commemoration of the “Land Day” (symbolizes the Palestinian unwavering commitment to defend the land and to “liberate” Palestine), at Capitol Banquette Hall in Mississauga, ON.


NDP platform promises licensed child care, ‘sanctuary province,’ hydro cuts

The minimum wage would hit $15 and then be tied to inflation, and an NDP government would require employers to offer full-time employees a minimum of three weeks paid vacation, up from the currently mandated two weeks. Hydro bills would be cut by 30% through measures such as an end to mandatory time of use, free electricity delivery for First Nations communities and ending the differential between rural and urban delivery rates while buying back Hydro One using its dividends to the Ontario government.


Jaspal Atwal says Trudeau govt lying about ‘rogue elements’ in India over dinner controversy

Jaspal Atwal, the man at the centre of a controversy that led to a chill in India-Canada ties, has accused the Justin Trudeau government of “lying” in framing him as an agent planted by “rogue elements” within the Indian establishment to embarrass the Canadian prime minister during his visit to India in February.


Photos: Trudeau Waves To Empty Airport Tarmac

As Justin Trudeau’s poll numbers have fallen, he seems to be doubling down on the very things that have gotten him in trouble with Canadians.

He’s still obsessed with photo-ops, he’s demonizing the opposition and Canadians who disagree with him more aggressively than ever, and his deceptions and lies are increasing in volume.


Can this woman become the first cop in Quebec to wear a hijab?

A 17-year-old woman is at the centre of a heated debate in Canada over whether police officers should be allowed to wear hijabs or turbans.

Sondos Lamrhari is the first student in Quebec to wear a hijab while studying to become a police officer.

A Quebec politician said she should not be allowed on the police force, which has ignited a firestorm on both sides of the issue.

Meanwhile, a law banning face coverings in public services is going to court.


Harjit Sajjan orders crackdown as Canadian Forces Facebook page features racist, vulgar comments

Though the Forces have a team of dedicated social media staffers, the comments have become so toxic at times that one member of the public observed the “comment section around here reads like a Sons of Odin chat room,” a reference to a far-right, anti-immigration group.